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March 2012

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The latest issue of the Natural Medicine Journal features a Natural Standard evidence-based review on Siberian ginseng.

Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus, also known as Acanthopanax senticosus) is a small, woody shrub native to southeastern Russia, northern China, Korea, and Japan. Although Eleutherococcus senticosus is not related to true ginseng (Panax ginseng), the name Siberian ginseng became popular because the two plants shared some similar properties. Overall, there is currently little clinical evidence on the use of Siberian ginseng to treat any medical condition in humans.

The Natural Medicine Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal for integrative healthcare practitioners, as well as students and faculty who focus on the field of natural medicine. The monthly journal and website provide scientifically-valid, clinically-relevant information.

The March issue features the following articles:

Red Yeast Rice for Cardioprotection by Michael Traub, ND, FABNO

Costimulatory Effect of Velvet Antler on Proliferation of Human T Lymphocytes by Vitaly Ablamunits, PhD and Vladimir Petrov, PhD

Siberian Ginseng: A Review of the Literature by Natural Standard

The Most Recent Vitamin D Research interview with Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, MTS, FACP

Homocysteine, CoQ10, and Parkinson's Disease by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

Lactobacilli and Cyclists by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO

Whole-fat Dairy Consumption Associated with Lower Metabolic Risk Factors and Lower Incidence of Diabetes by Jennifer Brusewitz, ND

The Role of an Herbal Supplement in Lowering Biomarkers for Breast Cancer by Sherry Torkos, BScPhm, RPh

The Role of Food Aesthetics in Child and Adult Diets by Matthew Baral, ND, and Jessica Moore

Botanical Interventions for Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia interview with Mary Bove, ND

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