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Free Radicals

Investigation on flavonoid composition and anti free radical potential of Sida cordata

Posted October 23, 2013

Sida cordata, a member of Family Malvaceae is used in folk medicine for various ailments including liver diseases. In this study we investigated, its flavonoid constituents, in vitro antioxidant potential against different free radicals and hepatoprotection against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver damage in rat.

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Smelling lavender and rosemary essential oils stimulates free radical scavenging activity, protecting cells

Posted August 19, 2013

A breakthrough study on essential oils, led by Dr. Mahmoud A. Saleh, reveals an elaborate list of herbs that possess powerful antioxidant properties. Using high tech gas chromatography/mass spectrometry technology, Saleh was able to isolate a very powerful group of essential oils that exhibit strong free radical scavenging activity at concentrations of just 5mg /mL.

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Avocado Oil May Prevent Free-Radical Aging and Cancer

Posted October 11, 2012

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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Natural Antifungals

Posted April 30, 2012

Candida. Yeast infection. Jock itch. Athletes foot. Thrush. Ringworm. Different words for the same beastfungus. Weve all been affected. But what do we do about it? A quick search through that big superstore we all love to avoid shows products up to $18 a tube. But do they really work? And what are the possible side effects of using them? Not to worry. There are some herbal alternatives.

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