Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bergamot Has Positive Quantitative and Qualitative Effects of Plasma Lipids, Decreases Oxidative Stress, and Improves Control of Plasma Glucose Levels

Dyslipidemia is often treated with statins, which inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Some patients with dyslipidemia have adverse reactions to prescription statins or do not reach target plasma lipid levels with statins alone. Herbal treatments may help patients reduce total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglyceride (TG) levels. Citrus (Citrus spp., Rutaceae) fruits have been found to benefit lipid

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Myrrh: Uses, Health Benefits, Precautions

Myrrh is a resin that comes from trees belonging to the genus Commiphora – which grow in Northern Africa and the Middle East. The sap-like substance, which has a unique sweet and smoky aroma, has a wide range of uses. Myrrh is mainly used: as a fragrance for embalming to flavor food products for its potential therapeutic properties. The essential

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‘We Bring Gifts Of Gold, Myrrh, And Ovarian Cancer Treatment’

When you hear the word “frankincense,” no doubt you think of the biblical three wise men who presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newly born baby Jesus. But what you may be less familiar with is the medicinal properties of frankincense. Now, new research suggests it may help in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Frankincense is an

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Quantitative Determination of 3-O-Acetyl-11-Keto-β-Boswellic Acid (AKBA) and Other Boswellic Acids in Boswellia sacra Flueck (syn. B. carteri Birdw) and Boswellia serrata Roxb

Giuseppe Mannino 1, Andrea Occhipinti 1,2 and Massimo E. Maffei 1,2,* 1 Biosfered S.r.l., Innovation Centre, Academic Spin-Off of the University of Turin, Via Quarello 15/A, Turin 10135, Italy 2 Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, Innovation Centre, University of Turin, Via Quarello 15/A, Turin 10135, Italy * Correspondence: Tel.: +39-011-670-5967 Academic Editor: Vassilios Roussis Received: 29 July 2016

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Can Frankincense Treat Cancer?

Frankincense oil is derived from the Boswellia tree. It has a long history in myth and folk medicine. In the Bible, it is one of three gifts offered to Jesus by the wise men, possibly because of its apparent healing powers. Some supporters of herbal medicine argue that frankincense offers numerous health benefits. These supposed benefits include controlling bleeding, speeding

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Apricot Seeds: Cancer Treatment or Danger to Health?

An apricot kernel is a single seed found inside the stone of an apricot. Billed as a new “superfood,” apricot kernels are reported to have cancer-fighting and detox-enhancing properties. However, scientists have warned that a compound in the apricot kernel converts to cyanide in the body at levels that could be harmful. Is eating apricot kernels a safe alternative way

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Can You Treat Psoriasis with Turmeric?

Turmeric is a yellow-colored, aromatic spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Its use in food, as well as natural medicine, has been prevalent in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. Research has confirmed that turmeric contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may play a role in combating many diseases. Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is where many of

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