Scientists identify 13 flavonoids from traditional Chinese medicine with powerful antidiabetic properties

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders marked by chronically high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar is a condition that happens when the body is unable to produce enough insulin to meet its needs. Approximately four percent of people around the world suffer from diabetes. The management of diabetes symptoms is important due the high … Continue reading Scientists identify 13 flavonoids from traditional Chinese medicine with powerful antidiabetic properties

Study: Curcumin enhances bioavailability of green tea flavonoids

Researchers from Rajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy and Research in India investigated whether curcumin from turmeric can enhance permeability and bioavailability of EGCG for the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Green tea is rich in polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins. Among the main catechins in green tea — epigallocatechin-3-gallate … Continue reading Study: Curcumin enhances bioavailability of green tea flavonoids

Camu camu: An incredible source of vitamin C and flavonoids

Camu camu, also called camocamo and cacari, is a small tree that grows alongside rivers in the central and western Amazon basin in South America. It bears purple, cherry-sized berries which, due to their extreme acidity, are typically sweetened into jams, jellies, and juices rather than eaten raw. The berries have been utilized for medicinal … Continue reading Camu camu: An incredible source of vitamin C and flavonoids

Flavonoids From Fruits, Veggies Help Halt Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Evidence continues to mount that the family of plant compounds known as flavonoids can help slow or even halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Flavonoids are a family of chemicals that have been widely studied for a variety of health benefits. They are powerful antioxidants and occur in high concentrations … Continue reading Flavonoids From Fruits, Veggies Help Halt Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

Coronavirus lockdowns causing jump in suicides among middle-class workers in India

The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the measures to slow its spread are taking a serious mental toll on people around the world. In India, suicides among professionals are on the rise as the pandemic has forced companies to cut jobs, exacerbating what has been a growing problem for the country. Even before the … Continue reading Coronavirus lockdowns causing jump in suicides among middle-class workers in India

Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is a cruciferous vegetable closely related to Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. A rich source of essential vitamins and minerals, broccoli is also known for its abundance of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and prevent chronic disease. But the most notable compounds present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are the sulfur-containing … Continue reading Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Common herbal plants like holy basil leaf and sesame seed have therapeutic effects against inflammation

Inflammation has been linked by many studies to the development of chronic diseases. Under normal circumstances, inflammation facilitates the elimination of pathogens and promotes tissue repair and recovery. But depending on the severity of this immune response and whether it is local or systemic, inflammation can trigger metabolic and neuroendocrine changes. These changes enable the body … Continue reading Common herbal plants like holy basil leaf and sesame seed have therapeutic effects against inflammation

10 Tips to boost your immunity the natural way

Having a healthy immune response is key to prevent diseases. It’s especially important nowadays with the novel coronavirus, which now has infected more than 30 million people worldwide. People with a weakened immune system are more likely to get sick. And though taking up such precautions as wearing a mask has its benefits, it has its limitations. Fortunately, there are natural ways … Continue reading 10 Tips to boost your immunity the natural way

Essential oils for the treatment of fungal diseases

Essential oils are known for their use in aromatherapy and massage therapy. When inhaled or applied topically, these natural products exert beneficial effects on mental health. Essential oils can also be used as remedies for common health problems, such as headache, constipation, sinus infections and skin infections. In fact, various essential oils are well-known for their antimicrobial properties. In … Continue reading Essential oils for the treatment of fungal diseases