Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Hidden Power of Daffodils in the Fight Against Cancer…

New research published in the journal Structure has found that a natural extract from daffodils has cancer-killing properties. It lays out the molecular mechanism by which the extract could trigger cancer cell death. You may not be able to tell by looking at them, but daffodils could have the power to destroy cancer, according to new research. The new research, led by

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Meta-analysis Finds Black Cumin Beneficial for Glucose Homeostasis and Serum Lipids; Confirms Potential as Adjunct Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Black cumin (BC; Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) seed, a food and traditional medicine native to South and Southwest Asia and widely cultivated in the Middle East and North Africa, has drawn strong research interest. An appetite stimulant, bronchodilator, diuretic, antibacterial, liver tonic, and analgesic, it is used for type 2 diabetes (T2D), liver and kidney problems, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, digestive ailments, diarrhea

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Review of the Cardioprotective Effects of Resveratrol Reveals Inconsistent Findings in Clinical Trials, with Positive Results in Preclinical Trials

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the most common cause of death worldwide. These authors reviewed the potential effects of resveratrol, a natural compound found in red grapes (Vitis vinifera, Vitaceae) and other fruits, in the development of CVDs and described the evidence on the mechanisms of those effects. Five beneficial effects of resveratrol are reviewed namely, antiatherogenic, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, cardioprotective, and

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Sweet Marjoram {Origanum majorana}

Also, Known As: Amaracus Annual Marjoram Knotted Marjoram Sweet Marjoram Sweet marjoram (botanical name Origanum majorana) is one of the more delicately flavored cousins of oregano. Sweet marjoram is a soft perennially growing herb that is actually cultivated in the form of an annual in the gardens in the northern hemisphere. This herb is considered to have its origin in North

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Mangosteen and Its Bioactive Compounds Show Potential Beneficial Impacts for Those with Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a composite of metabolic disorders leading to elevated risk for diabetes and other chronic health problems. The five conditions potentially comprising metabolic syndrome are abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, low concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and elevated fasting blood glucose. Those who have three or more of these criteria are considered to have metabolic syndrome.

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Broccoli Sprout Extract Improves Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children in the United States by the age of 8 years. There is no cure and the available pharmaceutical treatments carry the risk of severe side effects. Sulforaphane (SF; 4-methyl sulfinyl butyl isothiocyanate) is an anti-inflammatory and chemoprotective constituent of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. Italica, Brassicaceae) seed sprouts. SF has been evaluated as a

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