Category Archives: Herbs

Lagochilus Plants: Phytochemistry

Lagochilus plants are a group of plants that belong to the mint or Laminaceae family of plants. These plants are native to Central and Southern America and Eastern Asia. There are 44 species of plant in this group and many … Continue reading

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Flavouring Spices and their Use Against Mood Disorders

Herbs and spices used for their flavouring properties in cruising can also have significant medicinal effects. A number of common culinary herbs have been investigated for their ability to improve mood and protect from mood disorders such as anxiety and … Continue reading

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Bryonia alba: Medicinal herb?

Bryonia alba is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the Curcitacaea or gaud family of plants. Common names for the plant include false mandrake, English mandrake, wild hep, tetterberry, white bryony and wild hop. The plant is native to Iran … Continue reading

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Fruits, Herbs and Spices: Anti-inflammatory Effects

Fruits, herbs and spices have been shown to have specific anti-inflammatory effects, which may explain their health benefits. Evidence suggests that certain components of fruits, herbs and spices are able to cause a reduction in the levels of the proinflammatory … Continue reading

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Herbs: How Do They Modulate Cortisol?

Cortisol is one of the hormones released by humans following exposure to environmental conditions that are perceived as a threat to survival. Cortisol is therefore a stress hormone, and it plays an important role in adaptation to external threats. Chronic … Continue reading

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Anti-Inflammatory Plants

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Herbal Teas and Antioxidants

Evidence shows that black and green tea are rich in antioxidants, and it is these antioxidants that provide tea with some of its health effects. Antioxidants are important components of a healthy diet because they accumulate in tissues and protect … Continue reading

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Poisonous Plants of The United Kingdom

Plants contain phytochemicals, many of which play an important role in the growth and development of the host plant. Many phytochemicals are beneficial to the health, and some examples of these include flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids, saponins, sterols and carotenoids. Eating … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a common ingredient in herbal tea. Peppermint tea, like regular black and green tea, is a decoction of leaves in hot water. This brewing process passes many of the phytochemicals in the leaves to the water, … Continue reading

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How To Find Your Own Anxiolytic Herbs

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