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Bark Extracts

Dietary supplement may treat pancreatic cancer

Posted March 5, 2014

The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.

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Antioxidant activities of ethanol extracts and fractions of Crescentia cujete leaves and stem bark and the involvement of phenolic compounds

Posted February 5, 2014

Antioxidant compounds like phenols and flavonoids scavenge free radicals and thus inhibit the oxidative mechanisms that lead to control degenerative and other diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant activity in vitro, total phenolic and flavonoid contents in ethanol extracts and fractions of Crescentia cujete leaves and stem bark.

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Reduce pain and cramping with white willow bark

Posted January 14, 2014

White willow bark has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, advised his patients to chew on the bark to reduce inflammation and fight off infection. Many herbalists continue to use white willow bark to treat painful inflammatory conditions.

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Relora supplement shows stress management potential for athletes

Posted August 30, 2013

Daily supplements containing extracts of Magnolia (Magnolia officinalis) and Phellodendron (Phellodendron amurense) barks – branded as Relora – may reduce stress in moderately stressed healthy subjects, says a new study.

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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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Higher Ratio of Beans to White Rice Linked to Lower Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study involving 1,879 Costa Rican adults without diabetes, an increase in daily servings of white rice was positively associated with blood pressure, triglycerides, and fasting glucose, and inversely associated with HDL cholesterol, while an increase in daily servings of beans was inversely associated with diastolic blood pressure.

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More beans, less white rice tied to less diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

Beans and rice are a classic combination throughout the western hemisphere, but a study in Costa Rica finds that the bean half of the equation may be better for health. Among nearly 2,000 men and women, researchers found that people who regularly swapped a serving of white rice for one of beans had a 35 percent lower chance of showing symptoms that are usually precursors to diabetes.

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Eating Beans, Vegetables May Cut Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Posted April 30, 2012

A meta-analysis of data from 15 studies published prior to Aug 2010 suggests eating lots of vegetables, which are high in folic acid or folate may help prevent coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease. The study led by Z-M. Wang and colleagues at Nanjing University of Technology in Nanjing, China found intake of folate, which is found high in vegetables, was inversely associated with risk of coronary heart disease.

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Study says bean and artichoke extracts increase satiety

Posted April 30, 2012

A two-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial using special extracts of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and artichoke (Cynara scolymus) in 40 overweight and obese men and women showed a significant increase in feelings of satiety of the supplemented group compared to the controls. Although the supplemented group also lost more weight than the control group, the difference did not reach statistical significance over the course of the trial.

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Health of Chocolate In Aromatherapy

Posted April 30, 2012

My love affair with chocolate began at a early age and as an aromatherapist I have been trying to combine both the benefits of chocolate and aromatherapy, in a natural way, for a couple of years! Although there are many products out there with synthetic chocolate aromas, some of which do resemble the aroma of chocolate quite successfully, synthetic chocolate does not have any healing properties. However, it is possible to make cosmetic aromatherapy products with natural chocolate ingredients.

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