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Uses, Chemistry, and Pharmacology of Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae) Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae) is widely used in European traditional medicine and Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) for various diseases, as well as being consumed as a salad vegetable and food flavoring. The authors searched unpublished old texts and several databases of published literature to review the botanical characteristics, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and

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What Is DHEA – {dehydroepiandrosterone}?

The compound dehydroepiandrosterone – DHEA is often called the “mother of hormones,” this chemical is required by the body as a chemical precursor during the biosynthesis of all types of human hormones, that includes the female hormone estrogen and the male hormone testosterone, for example. The endocrine organs known as the adrenal glands that are found on top of the

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Chemistry Of Herbs ~ What Are Phenol’s?

Various compounds of phenols are common in plant tissues, each of which may enclose a number of grams per every kilogram. Phenol compounds present in plant tissues begin to blend as a result of stimulants on the outer surface like ultraviolet radiation, microbial infections or and chemical changes. Most phenol amalgams are phytochemicals that are basically found in some plant

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Chemistry Of Herbs ~ What Are Saponin’s?

The name saponin is derived from the Latin word ‘sapo’, which means the plant that consists of frothing agent when diluted in aqueous solution. Saponins comprise polycyclic aglycones. The sapogenin or the aglycone part is either a triterpene or steroid. The combination of sapogenin, hydrophobic or fat-soluble, hydrophilic or water-soluble sugar part enhances the foaming ability of saponins. Some toxic

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Chronic Pain.

A person affected by any kind of chronic pain can feel a lot of discomfort throughout his or her life. It does not matter whether the form of chronic pain is an aching sensation, a tingling feeling, stabbing pains, shooting pains, or burning sensations. Any prolonged and uncontrollable chronic pain can and will affect the individuals entire life and the

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