Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Antioxidant Components of Ginseng

Ginseng refers to Panax ginseng. Panax ginseng is also sometimes called Korean ginseng. Ginseng is characterised by the presence of adaptogenic substances called ginsenosides. These ginsenosides are able to suppress cortisol release and thereby modulate the stress reaction in humans. … Continue reading

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Ginseng as an Antioxidant

The active principle in Panax ginseng are thought to be a group of around 30 triterpenoid saponins called ginsenosides, which can be found in the leaf stem and berries of the ginseng plants. However, many other phytochemicals are present in … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Herbs as Antioxidants

A number of herbs are known for their antidepressant effects. Three popular herbal supplements that have this antidepressant effect are St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Ginkgo biloba and Apocynum venetum (Luobuma or sword-leaf dogbane). The antidepressant effects of these herbs … Continue reading

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The Phytochemistry of Convolvulus pluricaulis

Convolvulus pluricaulis is an Ayurvedic herb that is used to treat mental disorders originating from exposure to stress, including anxiety and depression. It may also have some cognitive enhancing properties. The whole plant of Convolvulus pluricaulis may be used medicinally, … Continue reading

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Convolvulus pluricaulis: Anxiolytic Herb

Convolvulus pluricaulis is a herb used in traditional herbal medicine. It is also sometimes called shankhapushpi. The main medicinal use of Convolvulus pluricaulis is as a brain tonic, where it is used to treat a number of mental disorders. One … Continue reading

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The Detrimental Metabolic Effects of Creatine

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Convolvulus pluricaulis: Ayurvedic Brain Tonic

Convolvulus pluricaulis is a traditional Ayurvedic herb that is used in India as a brain tonic. The plant grows as a spreading plant on the ground, has blue flowers and is often referred to as Aloe weed in English. Convolvulus … Continue reading

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Creatine and Fat Gain

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How About Taking A Placebo To Treat Joint Pain?

A number of supplements are available that are evidenced to benefit joint pain. These include anti-inflammatory compounds such as curcumin, ginger and glucosamine, as well as vitamin C and essential fatty acids. However, studies consistently show that tangible pain relief … Continue reading

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Is Glucosamine Sulphate an Anxiolytic Agent?

Anxiety is a complex disorder that develops as a result of exposure to stress. Stress is a cause of anxiety because the physiological changes that result from stress alter brain function. Initially, after exposure to stress, there are a series … Continue reading

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