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November 20, 2018 smitsa 0

Guaco is a mixture of two Mikania species, M. glomerata (Sprengel) and M. laevigata (Schutz Bip ex baker). Both plants have significant activity against inflammation. […]

Rosemary, light blue flowers

Rosmarinic Acid

September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Rosmarinic acid (RA) is a caffeic acid ester found in a variety of plants, but it is especially abundant in herbs in the Lamiaceae family (Cuvelier et […]

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March 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Shakuyakukanzoto (SKT) is a traditional Japanese kampo medicine, which consists of two herbal medicines, namely Paeoniae radix and Glycyrrhizae radix. SKT has been used to […]

Beautiful pink rhododendron flowers

Betuloside (Rhododendrin)

October 18, 2017 smitsa 0

Betuloside or rhododendrin is an arylbutanoid glycoside and phenylpropanoid. This means the sugar group is linked to a phenol. There is also a methylated variant […]

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March 9, 2017 smitsa 0

Forskolin is a key active ingredient from the root of Plectranthus forskohlii (syn. Coleus forskholi ) which predominantly grows in India, Nepal and Thailand. It […]

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Excoecaria agallocha

January 18, 2016 smitsa 0

In the ‘Life Of Pi’ the hero comes across an island which ends up killing fish which enter it via a sinkhole. Although this sounds […]

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September 29, 2014 smitsa 1

Pterostilbene is one of the stress metabolites produced by the grape, Vitis vinifera along with resveratrol, ε-viniferin, and α-viniferin in response to infection (Langcake, 1981). […]

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Pinolenic Acid

March 9, 2014 smitsa 0

Pinolenic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, 5Z,​9Z,​12Z-​octadecatrienoic acid which is obtained from pine nut oil, derived from Korean (Pinus orientalis) and Siberian pine nuts […]

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Polyphenolics In Wheat

November 8, 2012 smitsa 1

Renewed interest has been raised in maximising the commercial benefit from the polyphenolics in wheat and carbohydrates which are often lost when milling this cereal, especially if the bran […]

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Velutin – Valuable Benefits

December 14, 2011 smitsa 0

Velutin, a novel flavone was recently found in Acai fruit (Euterpe oleraceae) and appears to have some very useful anti-inflammatory properties. It was first named and […]