Herbs

  • ​Commonly known as Paneer dodi, the herb Withania coagulans has been used in traditional Indian medicine for many years now – among other things, it is claimed to help control diabetes. A new study shows that it indeed may do so, particularly when it's ingested within special capsules.
  • Cilantro, also known as coriander, has been traditionally used as a folk medicine for thousands of years. One of those uses has been as an anticonvulsant to prevent the onset of epileptic seizures. New research has homed in on the molecular action that explains how this herb can reduce seizures.
  • A team has successfully developed a combination of herbal supplements and probiotics that can prolong the longevity of fruit flies by 60 percent. The technique is one of the first to successfully show a treatment that modulates the gut microbiome can result in potent lifespan-extending effects.
  • Few works of art are as beautiful as nature, so why not frame nature and hang it on your wall at home? That's the premise behind the Wall Garden, a new aeroponic planter that is designed to hang like a picture and grow herbs, flowers and vegetables.
  • It's rare that reviewing a device takes six weeks, but then, we don't usually have to wait for nature to let us actually write up the review. Click and Grow's Smart Herb garden was released earlier this year. It aims to help users grow perfect herbs with a minimum of effort.