Category Archives: Flavonoids

Do Polyphenols Interact with the Cannabinoid System?

Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals whose structure is based on multiple phenolic rings. Polyphenols have been extensively researched for their health effects in humans. The main protective effect may come from the ability of polyphenols to act as antioxidants … Continue reading

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Echinacea: Anti-Anxiety Treatment

Echinacea generally refers to two plants, Echinacea purpurea or Echinacea angustifolia. Echinacea belongs to the Asteraceae or daisy family and is therefore closely related to the daisy and chamomile plants. Common names for echinacea include the coneflower. Echinacea is a … Continue reading

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Luteolin: A Mood Elevating Flavonoid

Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic phytochemicals distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Luteolin is a flavonoid belonging to the flavone subclass. Chemically luteolin is referred to as (3′,4′,5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone). Flavones are an interesting group of flavonoids because evidence suggests that they … Continue reading

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Peppers (Capsicum annuum): Anxiolytic and Antidepressant?

Peppers (Capsicum annuum; also commonly called capsicum) are a group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family that include bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. They grow in a number of regions of the Word but are thought to be … Continue reading

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Are Green Tea Catechins Appetite Suppressants?

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals with antioxidant effects in humans. As flavonoid intakes increase, the risk of many Western lifestyle diseases decreases. In particular, high intakes of flavonoids have been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue reading

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Flavonoids: What Are They, And Do You Need Them?

There is a growing wave of interest regarding the benefits of dietary antioxidants, and for good reason. Dietary antioxidants may play a pivotal role in disease prevention and the provision of optimal health. Antioxidants are chemicals that can inhibit free … Continue reading

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More On Flavonoids and Cardiovascular Disease

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that belong to the polyphenol group. Flavonoids are present in a wide number of plant foods, particularly fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. A number of studies have suggested that there is a modest protective … Continue reading

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The Chemical Composition of Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)

Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) is an adaptogenic herb belonging to the legume (Leguminosae) family, that has a long use in traditional medicine. In particular, the stem bark of the mimosa tree is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a sedative and … Continue reading

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The Phytochemistry of Sour Date (Ziziphus jujuba)

Sour date is an adaptogenic herb scientifically known as Ziziphus jujuba and belonging to the Rhamnaceae family. Sour dates produce a fruit called a drupe, which can be dried and used for its medicinal properties. Other parts of the plant … Continue reading

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Why Do Supplements Sometimes Not Work?

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