Tag Archives: Anti-Inflammatory

Here’s why bee pollen is considered a goldmine of nutrition

A study published in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine has called bee pollen a goldmine of nutrition due to its bioactive compounds that demonstrate antifungal, anti-microbial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, anti-cancer, immuno-stimulating and local analgesic activities. Bee pollen contains all 22 known amino acids, including tryptophan, phenylalanine, methionine, leucine, lysine, threonine, histidine, isoleucine and valine, which play an important role in optimal growth and ...

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Study: Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, can protect against cognitive decline

Several studies have found that resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, berries, peanuts and red wine, can help protect brain cells by stimulating the destruction of specific proteins. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation showed that resveratrol supplementation reduced cognitive and functional decline in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Resveratrol is a natural substance produced by several types of plants ...

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Manuka honey: A versatile superfood that does not expire

Manuka honey comes from honey bees (Apis mellifera) that feed on and pollinate the flowers of the manuka shrub (Leptospermum scoparium), which grows extensively around the coastal areas of New Zealand. These flowers bloom just once a year, lasting for two to six weeks. The flowering plant also grows in the bushlands and forests along the coast of Australia. Other ...

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Woman who battled blood cancer for 5 years RECOVERS with the help of turmeric

Cancer is often a serious health condition and not everyone recovers even with medication and various treatments. But a woman who struggled with myeloma or blood cancer for years successfully recovered from her condition using turmeric, a well-known superfood with potent anticancer properties. In 2018, 67-year-old Dieneke Ferguson from north London was able to live a normal life, thanks to turmeric. She previously ...

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Coffee bean extracts contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic disease

Coffee bean extract contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic health problems, according to a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Autonomous University of Madrid treated fat cells of mice with water-based extracts from coffee bean skins. The researchers found that the phenolic compounds, protocatechuic acid and gallic acid, reduced fat-induced ...

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Can a plantain from Asia keep liver disease at bay?

Plantago asiatica, also known as Chinese plantain, is a useful plant that belongs to the plantain or fleawort (Plantaginaceae) family. It is native to East Asia, where it’s widely used as a folk medicine for a variety of ailments, such as digestive problems, urinary system inflammation and liver disease. In Japan, the leaves of Chinese plantain are consumed as a vegetable ...

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Beyond hardwood: Teak leaves offer anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic benefits

Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India and promotes the use of natural products for healing. Herbal medicines have a long history of use in traditional medicine and still provide real health benefits to this day. These natural medicines also continue to prove their safety in modern studies. In contrast, conventional medications, especially those used to ...

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More than honey: Propolis from Brazilian bees harbors potent anti-inflammatory properties

Inflammation is an important part of the body’s immune response to foreign substances or invaders. It is commonly associated with pain, swelling, redness or a hot feeling in the affected or injured area. During inflammation, immune cells release chemicals called inflammatory mediators that cause small blood vessels to widen. This allows more blood and specialized immune cells to reach the site of ...

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Essential oil from lantana can keep fungi and Alzheimer’s disease at bay

The flowering plant known as Lantana camara or West Indian lantana is a thorny shrub that was once cultivated as an ornamental in subtropical countries. It belongs to the verbena family, whose members are well-known for having a variety of uses in traditional medicine. Although L. camara is now generally considered an invasive weed, it still possesses medicinal properties. In ...

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