Tag Archives: phytonutrients

Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms

Alopecia areata is a condition characterized by hair falling out in patches. Research suggests it is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and slow down hair production. Because of this, alopecia is called an autoimmune disorder. According to statistics, alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that affects about 6.8 million people in the U.S. alone. One ...

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Black cutch, an Asian medicinal plant, contains compounds that are effective against the dengue virus

Dengue is a viral infection that’s common in countries with subtropical and tropical climates. It is transmitted through the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti or A. albopictus) carrying the dengue virus (DENV). Although many cases of DENV infection involve only mild symptoms, severe dengue can be life-threatening and requires hospitalization. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are four distinct, but ...

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Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use and gambling, is somewhat associated ...

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Luteolin: The flavonoid in leafy greens than can keep the flu at bay

Luteolin is a flavonoid known for its antioxidant properties. It is found in plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables and medicinal herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But aside from being a potent free radical scavenger, luteolin also functions as an anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating agent. It even has reported anti-cancer properties. In a recent study, Chinese researchers explored another biological activity of ...

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White mulberry can help with weight loss, study finds

White mulberry (Morus alba) is a tree native to China well-known for its use in traditional medicine. According to historical texts, Ancient Chinese healers made a tincture for toothache from the bark of the white mulberry tree and a remedy for colds and flu from white mulberry leaves. White mulberry fruits, on the other hand, served as a mild laxative and as ...

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Don’t let the name fool you: Skunkbush sumac is a potent medicinal plant with anti-cancer properties

In the fields of science and medicine, plants are not only valued because of their capacity to prevent and treat diseases, but also because they produce active compounds that have the potential to be developed into new medicines. A large number of drugs sold on the market today and used as clinical treatments were developed directly from plants. Some examples include the anti-malaria ...

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Compound in horny goat weed can promote cartilage repair

An osteochondral defect refers to a focal area of damage that affects the cartilage as well as the bone under it. It is usually caused by trauma, articular inflammation or articular deterioration. Because of the poor regenerative ability of articular cartilage, osteochondral defects are tricky to deal with. Modern treatment strategies for osteochondral defects mainly focus on cartilage tissue engineering ...

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A natural treatment for superbugs, thanks to traditional remedies from Cameroon

The use of traditional medicine is prevalent in many developing countries, thanks to it being accessible and reliable, as well as affordable. Of the many ailments traditional remedies address, infectious diseases caused by fungal or bacterial pathogens are among the most common. In Cameroon, a large portion of the population considers natural remedies as their primary source of healthcare. In fact, herbal ...

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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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Curcumin extract with high bioavailability can help improve neurocognitive function and mood among the elderly: Study

Curcumin is a flavonoid known for being a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is the active component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a medicinal herb and spice widely used to make Indian curry. Due to its numerous health benefits, curcumin can now be found in various health supplements. Curcumin supplements are believed to help with the management of various symptoms, such ...

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