Do Essential Oils Work? Can you really expect medicinal effects from aromatherapy? Essential oils are recognized as one of the fastest growing segments of the natural health industry. You can find these oils at neighborhood sales … Read More

Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials Upper respiratory symptoms are often treated with over the counter drugs, antibiotics, and antiviral medications. Due to concerns about … Read More

Elderberry for Upper Respiratory Symptoms: A Meta Analysis of Randomized, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trials Elderberry syrup has become a household staple during the cold and flu season, but research identifying its effects remains sparse. To address … Read More

Ginger for Acute Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: A Meta Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a traditional food-based preparation which has been used in multiple studies to treat nausea and vomiting from a … Read More

As the use of essential oils in the classroom becomes more popular and widespread, parents, educators, and administrators have questions regarding the appropriateness of this practice. You may be an administrator looking for more information on … Read More

Essential Oil Inhalation for Preprocedural Anxiety in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial While essential oils have been found in the scientific literature to reduce preprocedural anxiety in patients when administered … Read More

According to a recent study, over 1 in 5 pregnant women are taking both prescription drugs and self-prescribed herbal supplements, many of which are known to pose a risk of interactions leading to adverse health outcomes. … Read More

Probiotic Supplementation for Infantile Colic: A Meta Analysis Treating colic in babies has always been a challenge. Many studies have found that probiotics are beneficial. Yet, larger, more recent studies have suggested that probiotics may not … Read More

You may have heard the rumors: a clinical trial proves that lavender oil and tea tree oil have estrogenic-like effects in young boys, causing prepubertal gynecomastia! Background In the early 2000s, a pediatrician noticed a trend within his practice. Three … Read More

Predictors of Antibiotic Misuse Using the Health Belief Model and Social Cognitive Theory Antibiotics are drugs used to treat microbial infections which are caused by bacteria. They were first introduced to the public in the 1940s … Read More