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Comprehensive assessment of phenolics and antiradical potential of Rumex hastatus D. Don. roots

Posted February 9, 2014

Roots of Rumex hastatus (Polygonaceae) are traditionally used for the treatment of various ailments including liver and lung diseases. In this study, various solvent extracts of R. hastatus roots, like methanolic, n-hexane, ethyl acetate, chloroform, butanol and aqueous fractions were assessed through their antioxidant properties in vitro and determination of phenolic contents.

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The great health benefits of elderberry

Posted January 8, 2014

Elderberries have been used for their medicinal benefits for thousands of years throughout North America, Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. In the Middle Ages, it was considered a Holy Tree due to its ability to improve health and longevity. Elderberries are full of powerful nutrition and have incredible health benefits.

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Mushroom Types – Edible and Poisonous

Posted October 30, 2013

Mushrooms are undoubtedly, a connoisseur’s gastronomic delight and quite healthy too. Mushrooms do not fall under the animal or plant variety but belong to the kingdom of fungi. With over a thousand types of mushrooms, only a few of them have gained immense popularity. This is mainly due to the exotic flavor and taste besides their medicinal properties.

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Antibacterial activities of selected edible plants extracts against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria

Posted July 11, 2013

In response to the propagation of bacteria resistant to many antibiotics also called multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria, the discovery of new and more efficient antibacterial agents is primordial. The present study was aimed at evaluating the antibacterial activities of seven Cameroonian dietary plants (Adansonia digitata, Aframomum alboviolaceum, Aframomum polyanthum, Anonidium. mannii, Hibiscus sabdarifa, Ocimum gratissimum and Tamarindus indica).

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13 Edible Herbs and Spices You Need in Your Healthy Pantry

Posted March 21, 2013

Expanding your spice cabinet can have two healthy effects on your life. One, you could potentially use less sodium, decreasing your risk for conditions such as cardiovascular disease and stroke. Two, many spices have incredible health benefits, even in small doses. Adding some of these herbs spices to your foods in place of salt is a simple way to improve your health without feeling deprived of flavor.

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Thyme, drugs combo work better against fungal diseases

Posted October 11, 2012

Can pairing conventional antifungal medicines with natural, edible compounds from plants such as thymol, extracted from the popular herb thyme, boost the healing effects of some of these drugs?

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Edible Flowers

Posted May 28, 2012

The benefits of integrating flowering plants into a vegetable garden are numerous: they attract bees and other insects to pollinate and predate on common pests, fragrant flowers and flowering herbs help confuse and repel some harmful insect pests, and an exceptionally diverse range of flowers that can be harvested for pot-pourri, herb teas, aromatherapy, cut flowers and also for food.

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Ginger Extract and Prostate Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study involving a spectrum prostate cancer cells, whole ginger extract (GE) was found to exert significant growth-inhibitory and death-inductory effects. Specifically, daily oral feeding of 100 mg/kg body weight of GE was found to inhibit growth and progression of PC-3 xenografts by approximately 56% in nude mice.

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