Scientific Research

Elderberry Meta-Analysis

2019-01-22T10:09:42+00:00

Elderberry syrup has become a household staple during the cold and flu season, but research identifying its effects remains sparse. To address this gap in knowledge, the FIW Research team conducted an elderberry meta-analysis. This analysis evaluated the effects of black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) on the severity and duration of upper respiratory symptoms. This analysis included 180 participants and also evaluated how factors such as flu vaccination status and the underlying cause of upper respiratory symptoms may impact the supplement's efficacy. The Study "Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials." Methodology Because [...]

Elderberry Meta-Analysis 2019-01-22T10:09:42+00:00

[Now Recruiting] Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Pain, Anxiety, & Insomnia

2019-01-22T10:49:36+00:00

Thanks for your interest in this study. Our research team is looking for honest, unbiased opinions about complementary and alternative medicine, including what motivates you to use–or not to use–certain supplements, and what these supplements are doing for you. We are looking for your honest opinions about the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health. If you choose to participate, please be as honest as possible when completing the survey. The responses you provide will only be used for scientific research purposes. As an academic research institution, we are not connected with any health product companies and your information will [...]

[Now Recruiting] Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Pain, Anxiety, & Insomnia 2019-01-22T10:49:36+00:00

Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Pain, Anxiety, & Insomnia

2019-01-14T12:36:24+00:00

Thanks for your interest in this study. Our research team is looking for honest, unbiased opinions about complementary and alternative medicine, including what motivates you to use–or not to use–certain supplements, and what these supplements are doing for you. We are looking for your honest opinions about the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health.. If you choose to participate, please be as honest as possible when completing the survey. The responses you provide will only be used for scientific research purposes. As a research institution, we are not connected with any health product companies and your information will NOT [...]

Complementary & Alternative Medicine for Pain, Anxiety, & Insomnia 2019-01-14T12:36:24+00:00

Ginger for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting

2018-11-10T17:54:19+00:00

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a traditional food-based preparation which has been used in multiple studies to treat nausea and vomiting from a wide range of causes. It has shown to be beneficial at treating morning sickness, post-operative nausea and vomiting, and many studies have found that it prevents or reduces the severity of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. However, the findings from studies on ginger for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are mixed, with some studies revealing that its effects are minimal or even detrimental. Ginger is administered both as an essential oil via inhalation and as a dietary supplement via ingestion [...]

Ginger for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting 2018-11-10T17:54:19+00:00

Bergamot Essential Oil for Anxiety: A Meta Analysis

2018-11-10T17:30:10+00:00

Essential oil inhalation is frequently used to treat anxiety in multiple populations. While multiple clinical trials on this application exist in the scientific literature, findings often conflict. Effect sizes in these studies vary dramatically and some studies do not find that inhalation of bergamot essential oil for anxiety is effective. To address this issue, the Franklin Institute of Wellness research department conducted a meta-analysis on bergamot and anxiety. The Study "Bergamot Essential Oil for Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis" Methodology When there are not many large studies on a topic, or when studies on a topic begin to find conflicting results, a meta-analysis [...]

Bergamot Essential Oil for Anxiety: A Meta Analysis 2018-11-10T17:30:10+00:00

Orange Essential Oil

2018-08-29T16:45:27+00:00

About Orange Essential Oil Sweet orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) is usually cold pressed from the peel of the fruit. The most prominent element of sweet orange oil is limonene, which comprises over 90% of the composition. Orange oil also contains myrcene and alpha pinene. This bright yellow to deep orange oil is used extensively in the food industry as a flavoring agent and comes from a plant that has been used for millennia in botanical medicine. It shouldn’t be confused with bitter orange, which can be phototoxic and has a different chemical composition. Actions & Indications Orange essential oil is used in [...]

Orange Essential Oil 2018-08-29T16:45:27+00:00

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

2018-08-29T16:44:32+00:00

About Eucalyptus Essential Oil Eucalyptus essential oil (E. smithii, E. globulus, E. radiata) are distilled from the leaves of the tree. Both E. globulus and E. radiata are rich in 1,8-cineole or eucalyptol. This active ingredient is also the ingredient which poses a risk to very young children. Eucalyptus citriodora (also frequently referred to as lemon eucalyptus) is rich in citronellal and is not an acceptable substitute for other eucalyptus options.  Actions & Indications Eucalyptus essential oils are frequently used in botanical medicine for coughs and colds. They have a long tradition of use, but the specifics regarding various species are not often discussed. [...]

Eucalyptus Essential Oil 2018-08-29T16:44:32+00:00

Peppermint Essential Oil

2018-08-29T16:45:10+00:00

About Peppermint Essential Oil Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita) is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant. It is rich in menthol, which comprises up to half of the oil's total composition. Peppermint oil also contains menthone, 1,8 cineole, and limonene. Actions & Indications Peppermint has a long history of usage in herbal medicine as a digestive aid. In aromatherapy, the oil is diffused to help alleviate headaches and nausea. In aromatic medicine, however, the harsh effects of menthol need to be taken into consideration when determining appropriate use. This is determined by combining known risks outlined in the scientific literature [...]

Peppermint Essential Oil 2018-08-29T16:45:10+00:00

Cinnamon Essential Oil

2018-08-29T17:30:32+00:00

About Cinnamon Essential Oil Cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamomum verum) can be produced from both the bark and the leaf of the plant. These two oils cannot be used interchangeably because they have differing chemical compositions. Cinnamon bark oil contains up to 60-75% of a chemical known as cinnamaldehyde, while cinnamon leaf oil contains up to 95% of a substance called eugenol. While the oils come from the same plant, the two oils are extremely different. As a result, the studies outlined below specify which oil was used. NOTE: Cinnamon bark oil is often adulterated with cinnamon leaf oil and cassia oil, so it [...]

Cinnamon Essential Oil 2018-08-29T17:30:32+00:00

Commonly Misinterpreted Research Terms

2018-08-29T17:26:41+00:00

Scientific terminology can be one of the greatest inhibiting factors when it comes to reading and understanding research studies. While scientists may be writing in English, many of the terms scientists use have definitions that differ from culturally accepted definitions used in everyday language. This leads to a great deal of confusion and misinterpretation of scientific findings. After all, if a scientist says that researchers manipulated a variable in a controlled study that produced significant negative findings, you may assume these researchers lack ethics and secretly altered a study so that it produced a large but bad outcome. In reality, [...]

Commonly Misinterpreted Research Terms 2018-08-29T17:26:41+00:00
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