The Scientific Evidence ON Herbs

A scientific evidence regarding the ‘effectiveness of herbs on several diseases’ has been procured by several clinical and laboratory studies that have been carried out. The following nine herbs known to have been subject to maximum scrutiny stand up to the highest clinical standards.

Chamomile: Generally used as a tea in the United States, chamomile extracts, ointments and tinctures are used by most Europeans to treat a range of health problems, from indigestion to skin rashes. Famously known for its being relaxing, chamomile tea is taken as a bedtime drink. Its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-infective qualities have been supported by scientific studies too.

Echinacea: This plant was used by the Native American healers as a remedy for snakebites and skin wounds. Research shows that echinacea aids in the stimulation of the immune system thereby helping it to defend against bacterial and viral infections.

Feverfew: Several British studies proclaimed in the 1980s, the ability of feverfew to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. They believed that feverfew contains parthoenolide, an active ingredient present in feverfew that inhibits the secretion of serotonin and prostaglandin, the hormones that are known to trigger migraine.

Ginkgo: Research has proved the use of this herb for treating the enhancement of blood flow to the brain. Consumption of ginkgo has known to have aided elderly people, who have suffered from memory loss, as a result of disorder in circulatory problems. It has known to have increased their mental clarity also. By improving the blood circulation, throughout the body, ginkgo helps prevent blood clots and mood swings accompanied by anxiety, thereby relieving the symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears), asthma, phlebitis (inflammation of a vein ) and vertigo.

Lemon balm: Studies have proved the soothing powers of this herb that calms nerves, protecting the body from bacterial infection. Europeans have taken its advantage to cure cold sores that are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Preliminary tests suggest that a cream that contained lemon balm extract helps herpes lesions heal faster and also helps to end the period between outbreaks of herpes.

Milk thistle: Both animals and human trials have proved its promising supplemental treatment for liver conditions, including hepatitis and cirrhosis. Milk thistle contains a mixture of flavonoid derivatives called silymarin that works directly on the liver cells.

Saint-John’s-wort: This herb was traditionally used as a relaxant for muscles in order to reduce menstrual pains, as a tranquilizer as well as a treatment for depression, nervousness, anxiety and insomnia. The active components this herb consists of, appear to function as MAO(monoamine oxidase) inhibitors. Depression may be the possible cause of an excess of depression.

Valerian: This herb has proved to be a safe and an effective alternative to sleeping pills and tranquilizers. Not very certain of its working, scientists believe that Valerian depresses the central nervous system activity.

We fully trust that Health is man’s wealth, what better garden herbs could be there than healing it naturally using herbal treatment?

Radiology Supplies Determine Accuracy

Most people are well-aware of the genius that created radiology. In fact, one of the most common uses for radiology are ultrasounds. Patients who are pregnant are very familiar with this test and look forward to viewing the results as it gets closer to delivery. There are also ultrasounds to test for kidney disease and recently, it was well-publicized that former President Clinton had a radiology ultrasound on his arteries. After quickly detecting that his arteries were somewhat clogged, the medical professionals were able to quickly treat the president and send him home for recuperation. In a matter of hours, a minor surgical procedure was done without subjecting the patient to unnecessary trauma of performing exploratory surgery, which also avoided the risk of infection.

As you can see, the technology of radiology has become a standard in doctor’s offices, hospitals, veterinarian’s offices and sports clinics. Whether the patient has a hairline fracture, artery problems, pregnancy, or some other ailment that requires a closer look inside without exploratory surgery; radiology is used as a prominent medical tool. Having said this, most people overlook the basics of what makes radiology work so well. Cleanliness!

If you are a healthcare professional for people or animals, it is crucial to keep your equipment clean and working properly. That’s why it is important to purchase radiology supplies from a reputable dealer. What types of supplies are needed? X-Ray equipment cleaner, Ultrasound paper, Disinfectant, Lighting, Mailing and Marker sets, Towels, Wipes and various Veterinary products as well.

Why go to such lengths to clean this equipment? The answer is simple: Someone’s life may depend on it.

Market Research And Survey

For business growth, two-way communication is a must. Communication plays an essential role in understanding the customer feedback and requirements. It’s high time that organizations realized that one-way communication is not successful. One has to develop innovative methods to know one’s customer and his feedback.

Survey research is the research methodology that companies have come up to study market trends, customer behavior, social behavior and certain patterns in a niche. Although the method is not new, new ways of research have been introduced. Not only market research but private and public companies are exploring this method to know different behavior pattern in a community, opinion of people regarding a product or even a political issue, health surveys, population surveys etc.

It is not easy to reach mass in one go. It takes long to conduct research and collect stats and then compile it. Conducting surveys can be challenging and time-consuming. Nowadays there are many consultants/companies that can help do the market research or social surveys for you. As a final product, you get accurately done and well-compiled data.

These days, interactive survey is making a buzz in the market. You just name the thing and there is an online survey for it. Not only this, you can also create your personalized surveys on the websites. These interactive surveys have an interesting questionnaire that hooks the respondent and s/he gives honest replies to the questions asked. It can be about anything such as mobile phones, holidaying options, and brand preference in clothes or wrist watches etc. After all, who doesn’t like answering questions about themselves? That’s what explicitly measures customer likes, preferences, requirements, and feedback. Thus companies can now get an honest feedback about their products through these surveys. Though print surveys are still active, they reach limited mass. Whereas, interactive surveys are making it big in the web-world for there are many internet users world-wide.

However there comes a challenge with online surveys. It is very difficult to convince the respondent online. So one must know how and what content should be presented to the respondent. Once the respondent shows interest, your questionnaire now plays an extremely vital role. All questions should be relevant and follow the same logic.

Many surveys are conducted by media (print or electronic) to scale people beliefs and hence social research. Every now and then, there is polling on various debatable issues on news channels on TV or online. The participation of people in these interactive surveys shows that it is a successful tool to elicit people opinion on various issues. Be it market research or social research, asking a person/consumer/customer/citizen about his/her views is the best way out.