Larrea tridentata, the creosote bush of the US Southwest, goes by many names: chaparral, greasewood, gobernadora, and hediondilla. I've been told that these bushes are responsible for the sweet smell that fills the air after monsoon storms. It might also treat diet induced obesity
This blog explores teh terpene profile of Now n' Later and whether the terpenes match the medicinal claims.
This post started as a story of some benefits of an unnamed road side shrub growing on the hillsides of Western Guatemala. The work is a collaboration of some Guatemalan scientists at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the… Continue reading Stevia serratia for pain?
Long chain alkyl resorcinols are used as a biomarker of whole grain consumption. Could they be a treatment for type 2 diabetes?
This blog follows the outline of a 2018 review of peppermint oil as a treatment of gastrointestinal disorders (Chumpitazi 2018). The FDA has sent warning letters to companies that claim the ability of peppermint to treat diseases. The message is that peppermint oil is in the process of being established as a medical food to… Continue reading peppermint oil for bowel syndromes