A chemical refined from the blue, copper-based blood of horseshoe crabs helps identify contaminants in medical equipment inserted into humans.
A historical trail through its medicinal properties.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
That pre-sleep herbal tea may be doing many people a lot of good.
The root of the black cohosh plant has a long history of use in Europe and became popular around the world after receiving German approval as a non-prescription drug for hot flushes in 2000.
In many instances complementary medicines have no added benefit when compared to a placebo, or weak evidence of effectiveness.
There are several natural remedies that have can help reduce cancer cells.
Complementary and alternative medicine could alleviate many of the access problems within primary health care in South Africa's rural areas if it was fully integrated into the system.