Category Archives: Antioxidant

Antioxidants in Tea

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Rosmarinic Acid: Brain Effects

Rosmarinic acid is a metabolite produce by a number of plants including rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and wormwood (Artemisia capillaris). Rosmarinic acid has a number of effects in animals including antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Researchers … Continue reading

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Riparin: Antidepressant Phytochemical from Aniba riparia

Aniba riparia is a plant that produces a fruit, and this fruit contains a number of phytochemicals that may possess mood elevating properties. These are generally referred to as riparins, and include methyl ether of N-benzoyl tyramine (riparin I), N-(2-hydroxybenzoil) … Continue reading

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Cecropia: A Useful Treatment for Mood Disorders?

Cecropia is a group of tropical trees that is found throughout the tropic and is Native to America. The Cecropia group of trees has been shown to possess a number of pharmacological activities which includes antihypertensive, bronchodilator and antacid activity. … Continue reading

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Citrus Aurantium: Phytochemistry Influenced By Ripeness

Citrus is a large group of fruit bearing trees that include oranges and lemons. Citrus fruit are well known for their vitamin C content, but also contain a number of other phytochemicals that are of interest. Citrus aurantium is commonly … Continue reading

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Cocoa Versus Cacao Powder

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Gastrodia elata: An Important Brain Antioxidant?

Gastrodia elata is a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatments of convulsions and epilepsy. The active constituents of the root of the plant may be p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol and vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde). It is known that Gastrodia elata root … Continue reading

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Coffee Versus Tea As A Health Drink

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Tea Versus Coffee

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Sage (Salvia officinalis) as a Neuroprotective Agent

Salvia is a large group of plants that belong to the Lamiaceae or mint family of plants. As with many other mint family plants, sage plants have been shown to possess mood elevating effects. Salvia officinalis, or common sage, has … Continue reading

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