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"Harpagophytum procumbens, Salix alba, and Capsicum frutescens seem to reduce pain more than placebo."
"Many studies have confirmed the benefits of medicinal plants with hypoglycaemic effects in the management of diabetes mellitus. The effects of these plants may delay the development of diabetic complications and correct the metabolic abnormalities. Moreover, during the past few years some of the new bioactive drugs isolated from hypoglycaemic plants showed antidiabetic activity with more efficacy than oral hypoglycaemic agents used in clinical therapy."
"kava has been shown beyond reasonable doubt to have anxiolytic (anxiety treatment) effects in humans."
"a number of herbals show promising activity including silymarin for antifibrotic treatment, phyllantus amarus in chronic hepatitis B, glycyrrhizin to treat chronic viral hepatitis"
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
"Chinese herbal formulations appear to offer improvement in symptoms for some patients with IBS."
"suggest that St John's wort is more effective than placebo in the treatment of mild to moderate depression"
"a Chinese herbal mixture, Zemaphyte, can improve erythema (redness), surface damage to the skin, sleep disturbance and itching."
Nausea and Vomiting:
"One study was found for each of the following conditions: seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy-induced nausea. These studies collectively favoured ginger over placebo."