Monthly Archives: December 2019

Rosa canina Flowers

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Are Goji Berries Protective of Mood Disorders?

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are the fruits of a plant belonging to the Solanaceae family of plants. Goji berries have been extensively researched for their health benefits which may include protection from a number of Western lifestyle diseases. Goji berries … Continue reading

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Are Berries Protective of Anxiety?

Fruits and vegetables may be protective of mood disorder because of the phytochemicals they contain. One group of phytochemicals in plant foods that have shown protective effects on mental health are the flavonoids. Berries are a rich source of flavonoid … Continue reading

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Is Garlic an Antidepressant?

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a herb from the Liliaceae family. Evidence suggests that garlic confers significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on animals and humans due to the complex phytochemistry it possesses. One of the health effects of garlic may be … Continue reading

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Can Garlic Reduce Anxiety?

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a herb that has been traditionally used as a medicine. The medicinal properties of garlic relate to the complex phytochemistry it contains. This chemistry includes compounds that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the consumer, and … Continue reading

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Ginger as a Treatment for Anxiety

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a plant that belongs to the Zingiberaceae family of plant. The roots of ginger are commonly used as a spice, but also have medicinal effects. Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are known to be … Continue reading

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Triterpenoid Saponins in Pulsatilla Plants

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Pulsatilla Plants

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Ginkgo Biloba: Sleep and Mood

Extracts of ginkgo biloba are widely available as tablets. Research shows that standardised extracts of ginkgo biloba are effective at increasing blood flow to the brain, and this provides a cognitive benefit. The ability of ginkgo biloba to alter brain … Continue reading

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Inflammation, Oxidative stress and Mood Disorders

The biochemical changes that occur to cause depression and anxiety are of interest to researchers because an understanding of these factors can allow treatments to be found. It is known that mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are triggered … Continue reading

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