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Why Curcumin is Officially the “King of All Spices”

Posted January 22, 2014

To the many traditional cultures around the world that have long utilized the spice in cooking and medicine, curcumin’s amazing anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer benefits are no secret. But modern, Western cultures are only just now beginning to learn of the incredible healing powers of curcumin, which in more recent days have earned it the appropriate title of “king of all spices.” And as more scientific evidence continues to emerge, curcumin is quickly becoming recognized as a fountain of youth “superspice” with near-miraculous potential in modern medicine.

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Do plants mediate their anti-diabetic effects through anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic actions? an in vitro assay of 3 Indian medicinal plants

Posted October 11, 2013

Both experimental and clinical studies suggest that oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathogenesis of both types of diabetes mellitus. This oxidative stress leads to beta-cell destruction by apoptosis. Hence exploring agents modulating oxidative stress is an effective strategy in the treatment of both Type I and Type II diabetes. Plants are a major source of anti-oxidants and exert protective effects against oxidative stress in biological systems.

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Antioxidant and anti-dermatophytic properties leaf and stem bark of Xylosma longifolium clos

Posted July 4, 2013

The present study was carried out to assess the phytochemical and anti-dermatophytic effect of the leaf and bark extracts of Xylosma longifolium Clos. The leaf and stem bark are used by the indigenous people of Manipur, India for treatment of skin diseases.

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Antioxidant combination may curb inflammation and manage dyslipidemia: Human data

Posted July 3, 2013

Supplements of vitamin E tocotrienol in combination with antioxidant polyphenols and niacin may improve inflammatory markers and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in seniors, says a recent clinical trial.

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This Antioxidant-Rich Cooking Oil Protects Your Cells Like No Other

Posted June 14, 2013

Oxygen has been a critical component in the evolution of life on earth, and humans are no exception as the gas has enabled nutrients to be used more efficiently, in turn allowing for the essential generation of energy required for development and growth. But oxygenation threatens our cellular health. While oxygen is a crucial part of life, it is also implicated in the generation of free radicals that promote abnormal cellular destruction, cancer proliferation and advanced aging in humans.

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Grapes Activate Genes Responsible For Antioxidant Defense In The Heart

Posted May 6, 2013

A study appearing in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry¹ demonstrates that grapes are able to reduce heart failure associated with chronic high blood pressure (hypertension) by increasing the activity of several genes responsible for antioxidant defense in the heart tissue. Grapes are a known natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols, which researchers believe to be responsible for the beneficial effects observed with grape consumption.

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Is This Popular Antioxidant Just a Fad or a Health Miracle?

Posted April 5, 2013

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you may have heard about a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin. The claim is that one small pill taken daily can do more to reduce wrinkles and signs of skin aging than any cream, lotion or spa treatment could ever do.

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Mediterranean Diet and Non-Enzymatic Antioxidant Capacity

Posted March 25, 2013

In a study involving 564 subjects with a high risk of cardiovascular disease, adherence to a Mediterranean diet for one year was found to increase plasma total antioxidant capacity levels in subjects at high risk of cardiovascular disease, and the effects were related to baseline levels of plasma non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity.

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Antioxidant activity and ultrastructural changes in gastric cancer cell lines induced by Northeastern Thai edible folk plant extracts

Posted March 14, 2013

Phytochemical products have a critical role in the drug discovery process. This promising possibility, however, necessitates the need to confirm their scientific verification before use. Hence, this study aims to evaluate the antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity potential, and the effect on ultrastructural alteration in gastric cancer cell lines through exposure to fractions of three local Northeastern Thai edible plants.

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Red wine pill to cure major diseases on the horizon

Posted March 10, 2013

In recent years, the health benefits of red wine have been hotly contested; however, a new study has laid the controversy to rest. In addition, it is likely that a ‘red wine pill’ may soon be available to treat such disparate diseases as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes.

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