Tag Archives: Inflammation

Cayenne Pepper Cataplasms May Be Safely Used to Treat Painful Areas of the Body

Musculoskeletal pain is often treated with physical medicine therapies. Herbal cataplasms, or poultices, containing rubefacient substances, which result in redness of the skin by causing capillary dilation and an increase in blood circulation, are used to treat painful areas of the body. A cataplasm containing cayenne pepper (CP, Capsicum annuum, Solanaceae) applied to the skin at a painful area provides beneficial

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Green Cardamom Supplementation Reduces Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Women with Prediabetes

Individuals diagnosed with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but below the levels indicating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Development of prediabetes can be influenced by age, race, lifestyle, and being overweight or obesity. These conditions can also cause or are coupled with increased insulin, glucose, free fatty acids, inflammation, and increased oxidative stress and endothelial

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Cardioprotective and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Olive Oil Phenolic Compounds

Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are the leading cause of world mortality, with 7.4 million of their 17.7 million annual deaths due to coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD risk factors include diabetes mellitus (diabetes type 2 [DT2]), hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, poor diet, tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum, Solanaceae) smoking, lack of exercise, and alcohol abuse. Acute myocardial infarction and death—two primary effects associated with CAD—account

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Black Cumin Does Not Decrease Levels of Oxidative Stress Markers in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation Oxidative Stress Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive, inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity of the joints. It is thought that the pathogenesis of RA involves chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Hence, treatments that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may be beneficial. Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae)

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