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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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Researchers discover that Kefir (fermented yogurt) can halt cytokine storms observed during SARS-CoV-2 infections

One of the most important areas of scientific research for combating SARS-CoV-2 involves understanding cytokines and mitigating cytokine storm. Cytokines are cell signaling molecules that facilitate immune responses. These molecules communicate between cells to stimulate the movement of immune responsive cells toward sites of inflammation and infection. Israeli scientists have found that yogurt (kefir) can halt the cytokine storm that ...

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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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Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?

Plant-based foods are much better at promoting health than animal-based foods for a variety of reasons. Besides their abundance in essential nutrients, edible plants also contain a variety of phytonutrients that help combat or treat disease. The ability of these plants to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other therapeutic compounds serves as their main advantage over conventional medicines, which are chemically synthesized and cause ...

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The health benefits of Cubeb Pepper, an exotic medicinal spice that’s naturally rich in hinokinin, a powerful phytonutrient for enhancing immunity

When you hear about all of the incredible health benefits of herbs like turmeric and ginger, it makes you wonder whether the cure to many of the seemingly insurmountable illnesses facing mankind could be growing in a jungle somewhere on our planet, just waiting to be discovered. And right now, there’s one exotic plant that is gaining attention for its ...

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The Messy Facts about Diet and Inflammation

Can certain foods really help you fight heart disease, arthritis and dementia? Credit: Celia Krampien In health, as with so many things, our greatest strength can be our greatest weakness. Take our astonishingly sophisticated response to injury and infection. Our bodies unleash armies of cellular troops to slaughter invaders and clear out traitors. Their movements are marshaled by signaling chemicals, such ...

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How to know if you have tendinitis

Have you ever been playing tennis or golf, and during that initial swing you feel a sharp pain in your shoulder or elbow? While typing on the keyboard at work does your wrist suddenly become stiff and tender to the touch? The pain you are feeling could be from tendinitis. Tendinitis (sometimes spelled “tendonitis”) is a common condition that is ...

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Should you take anti

It seems to make sense. You want to go for a run and plan to push yourself in terms of distance and speed. So, you reach for a bottle of pain medicine to give you a leg up before lacing up your running shoes. Sounds reasonable and harmless, right? Wrong. Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, Advil or Aleve ...

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