Monthly Archives: February 2019

Clinical Efficacy of Fig Extract for Atopic Dermatitis Treatment in Children

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by severe pruritus or itchiness, and dryness of the skin. Because its development involves a complex interaction of genetic, environmental, and immunological factors, prescribing an effective treatment is difficult. Earlier studies have demonstrated that fig (Ficus carica, Moraceae) leaves and fruits are rich in polyphenols and may possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral,

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Ashwagandha Improves Effects of Strength Training Exercise

In Ayurveda, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Solanaceae) is considered to be a Rasayana, i.e., a rejuvenator. It has been studied for its effects on cognition, mood, joint health, and inflammation. It contains alkaloids, lactones (withanolides), and glycosides, but it is not clear which constituents account for its adaptogenic qualities. The root is the most used part in traditional practice but leaves also

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