Category Archives: Flavonoids

Oxidative Stress and Cortisol Resistance

Cortisol is a stress hormone that is released in response to environmental stress. Cortisol is considered one of the major stress hormones in humans while corticosterone performs a similar role in animals. One of the functions of cortisol is to … Continue reading

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Catechins Improve Anxiety: The CREB Pathway

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals with interesting nutritional properties. They have a number of health effects including the ability to regulate mood. Application of green tea to animals has been shown to improve the spatial learning and memory declines … Continue reading

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Catechins for Anxiety and Depression

Catechins are a group of phytochemicals  that belong to the flavonoid class. Chemically catechins are flavan-3-ols. Catechins are found in plant foods and good sources include apples and tea. Catechins may have beneficial effects against mood disorders and may be … Continue reading

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The Vitamin C and Polyphenol Content of Peaches

Fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, particularly antioxidants. Peaches contain high amounts of vitamin C and polyphenols, both of which have been shown to have antioxidant effects in humans and animals. Studies have investigated the vitamin C and polyphenol … Continue reading

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Polyphenols Protect from Neuroinflammation

Polyphenols are a large group of phytochemicals that may have biological effects in animals and plants. One group of polyphenols, the flavonoids, have been extensively investigated for their mood elevating effects. There are substantial structural differences between the various polyphenol … Continue reading

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Rutin as an Antidepressant

Rutin is a glycoside of the flavonoid quercetin. Evidence suggests that it may have mood elevating effects in animals and humans. For example, in one study, researchers administered a rutin extract taken from the evergreen plant Schinus molle to mice. … Continue reading

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Rutin for Anxiety

Flavonoids have been shown to have anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in humans and animals. Rutin is a glycoside of the flavonoid quercetin (quercetin-3-O-rutinoside). This means that it is a quercetin molecule bound to a sugar molecule. Rutin is found in … Continue reading

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The Bioavailability of Anthocyanins

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The Damask Rose (Rosa damascena): Chemical Composition

The medicinal effects of the Damask rose relate to the chemical composition present in the petals, leaves and stems of the plant. These chemicals can be broadly split into the essential oil and the non-essential oil components. The essential oils … Continue reading

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Phytochemical Composition of Rosa damascena flowers

Rosa demoscena is often grown and harvested for its pleasurable scent. This scent is due to the presence of an essential oil that is present in the plant. This essential oil possesses a number of phytochemicals that may explain its … Continue reading

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