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Saffron for Teenage Moodiness? The Evidence Is Immature

19 May 2023

“Clinically proven” is a very malleable term. What exactly does it mean for an intervention to have been clinically proven to work? In the world of dietary supplements, the veracity of this phrase...

The Time I Thought I Would Meet My Maker

12 Jan 2022

Being of Hungarian origin, I have had some experience with hot paprika. That’s why I was not averse to trying some of the hot sauces offered up for tasting at one of the many spice shops in New...

Why Some People Tolerate Spicy Foods Better Than Others

12 Jun 2017

Spicy foods contain a chemical called capsaicin, which activates a receptor found in your mouth and on your tongue called a TRPV1 receptor. There is some variation in the sensitivity of these...

Nutmeg is a drug?

20 May 2017

Nutmeg is a spice introduced to Europe by the Arabs during the middle ages. Its essential oil has been used topically to treat arthritis pain and orally with small amounts of honey or sugar, to...

Intravenous turmeric

24 Mar 2017

Turmeric is generally used as a spice but it has garnered a reputation as a virtually magical substance when used as a dietary supplement. It is said to treat arthritis, heartburn, Crohn’s disease,...

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