Category Archives: Terpenes

Triterpenoid Saponins in Pulsatilla Plants

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Carvone and the Central Nervous System

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Terpenes as Phytocannabinoids

Terpenes are a diverse group of phytochemicals that are present in a wide variety of plants. Many of these plants are edible and therefore human and animal consumption of terpenes is significant. Terpenes are thought to be responsible for some … 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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Phytocannabinoids

Phytocannabinoids are a group of chemicals that are most often associated with the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). The main phytocannabinoid in cannabis is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), although the plant actually contains over 100 phytocannabinoids. Studies suggest that THC is mainly responsible … 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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Yarumo (Cecropia glaziovii): Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Yarumo (Cecropia glaziovii) is an evergreen tree that is found growing in tropical areas of Central and South America. Yarumo can grow up to 15 meters tall and is used as a source of food and as a source of … Continue reading

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Adaptogenic Phytochemicals

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Olive Oil For Improved Insulin Sensitivity

Evidence suggests that extra virgin olive oil has beneficial health effects when consumed regularly. Studies have shown beneficial effects for olive oil consumption that include a reduction in triglycerides and increases in high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol when carbohydrates are … Continue reading

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