Category Archives: Antioxidant

Berry Tea Versus Traditional Tea

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Red Wine and Anxiety

Resveratrol is a polyphenolic substance found in large amounts in red wine. Resveratrol is associated with a number of health effects and this has been linked to its antioxidant effects. As antioxidants are protective of mood disorders, it has been … Continue reading

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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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