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Hops Provide an Abundant Source of Nutritionally and Pharmaceutically Relevant Compounds

In the search for plant products and phytochemicals that may prove useful in medicine or industry, the food and beverage processing industries are uniquely positioned to explore innovative techniques for extracting and separating valuable compounds. Hops (Humulus lupulus, Cannabaceae) plants contain many compounds with antioxidative, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, and other effects that are used in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Hops

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Cognitive Improvement in Older Adults from Blueberry Consumption

In vivo studies have demonstrated blueberry (Cyanococcus spp., Ericaceae) fruit has beneficial effects on brain aging. Preclinical evidence shows that anthocyanins and other polyphenols have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and potential neurodegenerative properties which may improve brain cognition and function. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the effect of blueberry consumption on mobility and cognition in healthy older

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Sage Varieties: Growing Tips and Recipes

The genus Salvia contains a staggering range of species suitable for every garden use under the sun—and in the shade. But for cooking, none can rival common garden sage (Salvia officinalis) and its cultivars. Sage has long been valued for its contributions to the cook’s palette of flavors. Its robust piney aroma and earthy flavor complement many ingredients. Sage is also an attractive garden

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Adulteration of Aloe Vera (Aloe vera) Leaf Ingredients

Goal: The goal of this bulletin is to provide timely information and/or updates on issues of adulteration and mislabeling of aloe vera leaf juice ingredients that purport to meet the quality standard established by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC), an international trade association of aloe vera leaf juice ingredient producers and product manufacturers based in the United States and founded

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Herb and Enzyme Formula Prevents Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in a Clinical Study

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is among the most common community-acquired infections, and it has a very high rate of recurrence. Of women diagnosed with UTI, 35% to 53% have a recurrence within 12 months. The standard treatment for UTI is a course of antibiotics; however, there is not a standard prophylactic treatment for recurrent UTI. Now that the relationship is

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Expert Consensus on EGb 761 for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia is increasing globally as people live longer. Vascular dementia (VaD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are the most common forms of dementia, and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is often concomitant with AD (AD + CVD). The goal of treatment is to stabilize or slow disease progression, reduce behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

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