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

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 … Continue reading Broccoli Sprout Extract Improves Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Plant Profile: Prickly Ash

Zanthoxylum americanum Also, Known As: Angelica Tree Prickly Ash Suterberry Toothache Tree The prickly ash or the Zanthoxylum americanum is a tall shrub that may also be described as a small tree and usually grows up to a height of twenty feet. The shrub is distinguished by its barbed stalks and branches. The leaves of … Continue reading Plant Profile: Prickly Ash