Traditional Japanese Formula in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Why was this study done? To determine the effects of a traditional Japanese (Kempo) formula, EH0202 (which includes pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita moschata), plantain seeds (Plantago asiatica), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), and safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)) on symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). What did the study find? After taking 800 mg daily of EH0202 for 3 months,…

Traditional Japanese Formula and Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C.

Why was this study done? To determine the effects of a traditional Japanese (Kempo) formula on aspects of the immune system in patients with chronic hepatitis. The formula, called EH0202, includes pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita moschata), plantain seeds (Plantago asiatica), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), and safflower (Carthamus tinctorius). What did the study find? After three months…

GLA May Help Prevent Weight Regain

Why was this study done? It is clear from multiple studies that essential fatty acid distribution in obese and overweight persons is different than their lean counterparts. This study was designed to determine whether supplementing with Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) following weight loss would impact future weight gain. What did the study find? The study discovered…

Do Sports Drinks Cause Kidney Stones?

Why was this study done? To investigate the effects of two sports drinks (“G” or “P”) and whether they produce or prevent the formation of kidney stones. What did the study find? “P” increased citrate excretion (by 170 mg/day) and increased urine pH (by 0.31), whereas “G” did not change citrate excretion or pH. These…