Monthly Archives: May 2019

Elderberry Compounds Could Help Minimize Flu Symptoms, Study Suggests

Science Daily. April 23, 2019. A recent study has established that phytochemicals from elderberry (Sambucus nigra) fruit fight against influenza not only by interfering with the virus’ ability to infect cells but also by impeding viral replication. Folk medicines and herbal products have been used for millennia to combat a whole range of ailments, at times to the chagrin of

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A Review of the Medicinal Uses and Phytochemistry of Hibiscus Calyces

Traditionally, all parts of the hibiscus (Roselle; Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) plant are used for medicine and food. The young leaves and stems are eaten raw. The seeds are boiled and eaten in soup. The calyces are frozen or sun-dried and eaten. The calyces/flowers are used worldwide in drinks, jams, jelly, sauces, and as a natural food colorant. In traditional medicine, hibiscus

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