Monthly Archives: May 2020

Annona cherimola: Antidepressant Herb?

Annona is a group of plants belonging to the Annonaceae family. A number of species from this group have been shown to have central nervous system effects and may have mood elevating properties. Studies with animals have shown that Annonaceae … Continue reading

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5-Hydroxytryptophan for Weight Loss?

5-Hydroxytryptophan is a metabolite of L-tryptophan. It is found in a number of plants including the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. The 5-hydroxytryptophan in Griffonia seeds is bioavailable, and evidence suggests that when consumed it may increase brain levels of serotonin. Serotonin … Continue reading

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Is Red Meat Really Bad For You?

It has been claimed that eating red meat may be associated with certain detrimental health outcomes. However, it is important to understand two fundamental principles before any claim against red meat can be made. Firstly, not all red meat is … Continue reading

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Cacao versus Cocoa

Cacao and cocoa are derived from the Theobroma cacao plant. Both are made from the beans the plant produces. Cacao differs from cocoa in that it is less processed and thus resembles more the content of the original bean. Studies … Continue reading

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Annona diversifolia: Anxiolytic Herb from Mexico

Annona diversifolia is a plant used in traditional Mexican herbal medicine for the treatment of nervios. Nervios in Latin America is considered a state of bodily and mental unrest, possibly as caused by stress. One aspect of nervios that is … Continue reading

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Can you Prevent Age Related Greying of Hair?

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Aralia continentalis (Manchurian Spikenard)

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Valeriana officinalis As An Anxiolytic?

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Plant Essential Oils As Treatments For Anxiety

Essential oils are volatile compounds produced by plants that have a strong odour. Essential oils can be extracted from plants, a process that has been understood for centuries. Essential oils are interesting from a nutritional perspective, because many appear to … Continue reading

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Lucky Dip To Bad Health: Processed and Packaged Foods

One of the main problems with the consumption of processed, packaged, and preprepared foods is that often, you are not sure exactly what you are eating. When you rely on others to prepare your food, there can be the addition … Continue reading

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