Category Archives: Inflammation

Elimination Diets and Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease that involves an immune reaction to the gastrointestinal tract lining. This leads to inflammation and can result in pain, and sometimes this involves the production of blood in the gut, which is eliminated in … Continue reading

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Combination Herbal Therapy to Treat Inflammation

Evidence continues to accumulate that suggests that combinations of herbs are useful in the treatment of disease. Combinations of herbs are often more effective than single herbs because the phytochemicals they possess, and the effects they have, are slightly different. … Continue reading

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Tribulus terrestris: Neuroprotective?

Tribulus terrestris is a plant used in traditional medicine for its anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antispasmodic, cardioprotective, diuretic, immunomodulatory and nervous system activity. Evidence suggests that Tribulus terrestris contains phytochemicals that confer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the consumer. These antioxidant and … Continue reading

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Herbal Mouth Wash: Anti-Inflammatory Protection

Oral health is relatively simple. There is a necessity to maintain the normal healthy flora and fauna present in the mouth by obtaining food that does not promote the growth of pathogenic microorganisms, while at the same time limiting inflammation … Continue reading

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Minerals and Immunity

Mineral deficiencies arise through various mechanisms and are prevalent in both Western nations and the developing world. Mineral deficiencies can have an impact on host immunity and a number of mineral deficiencies are known to cause severe immune dysfunction. Copper … Continue reading

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Murcott Mandarin Phytochemicals As Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Murcott mandarins contain a range of interesting and nutritionally important phytochemicals including organic acids, phenolic acid derivatives, flavonoid aglycones, flavonoid glycosides, flavonoids containing 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl (HMG) units, coumarin derivatives and limonoids. These phytochemicals have been researched and many of them possess … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting To Control Inflammation

Inflammation is a cellular response to damage and the inflammatory process is designed to allow the guidance of immune cells and the activation of repair processes. In the short term, inflammation is beneficial as it can be seen as part … Continue reading

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Therapeutics of Vanillic Acid

Vanillic acid is a polyphenolic phytochemical. Like all polyphenols, vanillic acid is derived from benzoic acid through enzymatic reactions in plant cells. In cuisine, vanillic acid is used as a flavour enhancer and preservative, and this latter role is possible … Continue reading

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Crataegus pinnatifida Fruit as a Source of Flavonoids

Crataegus pinnatifida is a plant that has been evidenced to possess medicinal properties. In particular studies show that a number of health effects may relate to consumption of various parts of the plant including protection from heart disease and mood … Continue reading

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Anti-inflammatory Effects of Arnica montana

Arnica montana is a rich source of phytochemicals that include flavonoids (quercetin, and quercetin glucosides), sesquiterpene lactones (arnicolide, helenaline and dihydro-helenaline), alcohols (arnidiol, arnilenediol, isoarnilenediol), carotenoids, essential oil, inuline, and tannins. Some of these phytochemicals may contribute towards the anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

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