Category Archives: Inflammation

Flavonoids for Inflammation

Flavonoids are a group of secondary metabolites synthesised by all plants. They accumulate in plant tissues and when the plants are consumed by animals and humans, the flavonoids enter the gut. Here they are metabolised extensively and there is good … Continue reading

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Honey Flavonoids as Anti-Inflammatories

As well as being a food, honey has been used therapeutically in traditional forms of medicine throughout history. The main active principles in honey appear to be the same active principles found in the plants from which the bees derive … Continue reading

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Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) as an Anti-inflammatory

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is sometimes referred to as Indian ginseng. This relates to the evidence that suggests ashwagandha is an adaptogen, thereby having similar properties to ginseng. Ashwagandha has a number of medicinal uses and some of these relate to … Continue reading

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Elimination Diets and Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease that involves an immune reaction to the gastrointestinal tract lining. This leads to inflammation and can result in pain, and sometimes this involves the production of blood in the gut, which is eliminated in … Continue reading

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Combination Herbal Therapy to Treat Inflammation

Evidence continues to accumulate that suggests that combinations of herbs are useful in the treatment of disease. Combinations of herbs are often more effective than single herbs because the phytochemicals they possess, and the effects they have, are slightly different. … Continue reading

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Tribulus terrestris: Neuroprotective?

Tribulus terrestris is a plant used in traditional medicine for its anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antispasmodic, cardioprotective, diuretic, immunomodulatory and nervous system activity. Evidence suggests that Tribulus terrestris contains phytochemicals that confer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the consumer. These antioxidant and … Continue reading

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Herbal Mouth Wash: Anti-Inflammatory Protection

Oral health is relatively simple. There is a necessity to maintain the normal healthy flora and fauna present in the mouth by obtaining food that does not promote the growth of pathogenic microorganisms, while at the same time limiting inflammation … Continue reading

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Minerals and Immunity

Mineral deficiencies arise through various mechanisms and are prevalent in both Western nations and the developing world. Mineral deficiencies can have an impact on host immunity and a number of mineral deficiencies are known to cause severe immune dysfunction. Copper … Continue reading

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Murcott Mandarin Phytochemicals As Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Murcott mandarins contain a range of interesting and nutritionally important phytochemicals including organic acids, phenolic acid derivatives, flavonoid aglycones, flavonoid glycosides, flavonoids containing 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl (HMG) units, coumarin derivatives and limonoids. These phytochemicals have been researched and many of them possess … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting To Control Inflammation

Inflammation is a cellular response to damage and the inflammatory process is designed to allow the guidance of immune cells and the activation of repair processes. In the short term, inflammation is beneficial as it can be seen as part … Continue reading

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