Category Archives: Antioxidant

Polyphenols as Mood Elevating Agents

Evidence suggests that free radicals and oxidative stress may be a cause of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. That both these disorders are associated with increases in environmental stress, and that stress can be a cause of free … Continue reading

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The Stress, Inflammation, Free Radical Link to Low Mood

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Asparagus racemosus: Possible Mood Elevating Herb?

Asparagus racemosus is a herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogenic herb. In this regard, extracts of the herb may provide an anti-stress effect on the consumer and the effects of the herb are non-specific, but improve the … Continue reading

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Carotenoid Rich Foods for Skin Protection

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Common Sage (Salvia officinalis)

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Can Oxidative Stress Cause Anxiety?

Anxiety is a serious problems and yet its cause is not fully understood. Stress has been implicated as a causative factor in the development of anxiety, but the biochemical changes that occur in response to this stress are complex and … Continue reading

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Ginger (Zingiber offininale) To Treat Mood Disorders

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Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): Liver Protective Herb

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is a tree that belongs to the Combretaceae family of plants. Arjuna is usually found growing along river beds and can reach heights of around 25 meters. Arjuna is native to Asian countries including Bangladesh and India … Continue reading

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5 a Day for Mental Health

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Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) for Anxiety and Depression?

Black nightshade is a perennial herb that is distributed widely throughout the World. It can be found in wooded areas and open fields, and produces a dark purple berry. Traditionally the fruit of black nightshade has been boiled to produce … Continue reading

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