The claims made for black cumin follow a familiar pattern – implausible and a lack of evidence.
A skeptical veterinarian reviews the evidence for alternative medicine for pets, and concludes it's mostly placebos.
Oncologists increasingly are warning their patients away from alternative herbal treatments, and with good reason.
Responding to a commentary with all the usual anti-science tropes.
Consumers spend billions each year on herbal remedies, with little to show for it.
More measles in Minnesota. Yet another form of acupuncture: Snafu. CAM cancer studies are of poor quality. The future of CAM is LSD.
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Canada's Bad Science Wants You. Penguins get acupuncture, tiger cubs get chiropractic. Homeopathic lead for lead toxicity. I'm an idiot. And more
Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) is a tropical tree from Southeast Asia whose leaves are traditionally chewed or prepared as a powder. Native populations chew the leaves to reduce fatigue when doing manual labor, such as working on rubber plantations. It is also used in cultural performances and consumed as a drink prepared from kratom powder. When the Second World War caused an increase...