Category Archives: Inflammation

Sleep Deprivation and Interleukin 6

Sleep is a restorative process that plays a significant role in maintaining the homeostatic functions of the body. The immune system is particularly affected by sleep, and during periods of sleep there are changes to certain aspects of immunity. For … Continue reading

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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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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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Apium graveolens as an Anti-Inflammatory

Apium graveolen is commonly called dulce celery. The plant belongs to the Umbelliferae family, and is often eaten as a vegetable. The plant grows naturally in the mediterranean region. The whole plant is medicinal and a number of important phytochemical … Continue reading

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Myrtus communis: antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory

Myrtus communis (myrtle) is a medicinal plant that grows as a small tree to a height of about 2 meters. In the Bible, Nehemiah 8:15 mentions the use of myrtle in relation to the celebration of the feast in the … Continue reading

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Arnica for Inflammation

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Cloves for Memory

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Polygonum multiflorum: An Anti-Inflammatory Herb

Polygonum multiflorum may have a number of therapeutic effects. Some of these effects relate to effects that phytochemicals within the plant can have on brain and central nervous system tissue. The plant tissues of Polygonum multiflorum are high in antioxidants … Continue reading

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Anti-Inflammatory Plants

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Neuroprotective Compounds From Seaweed

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