Purple leaves of Perilla frutescens.

Perilla Seed Oil

September 20, 2011 smitsa 1

Perilla seed oil is very rich in the essential fatty acids α-linolenic acid (18:3) and linoleic acid (18:2). It is commercially grown in India  where it is […]

A plate of bambangan fruit pieces as part of a typical Borneo didh in a brown bowl.


September 19, 2011 smitsa 1

The Bambangan (Mangifera pajang K. Family: Anacardiaceae) fruit is grown extensively in Malaysia and other parts of the Far East. In other parts of the world […]

Three onion bulbs isolated on white background

The Remarkable Benefits Of Quercetin

September 19, 2011 smitsa 1

Quercetin is one of those key bioflavonoids, a polyphenol which along with rutin and hesperidin have been important supplements described in the ‘antioxidant story’. Generally, EFSA (2011) does not consider […]

A picture of Andrographis flowers on the plant.

Andrographis Extract (King Of Bitters)

August 31, 2011 smitsa 1

Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees (Family: Acanthaceae) or ‘King of Bitters’ produces an extract which has immunostimulant activity and is widely found in Indian (Ayurvedic) and Chinese […]

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Pleurotus eryngii

August 18, 2011 smitsa 0

Pleurotus eryngii, also known as the king oyster mushroom or cardoncello, is gaining considerable popularity amongst consumers worldwide (Rodriguez Estrada and Royse 2007). It is […]

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Rhus chinensis

August 7, 2011 smitsa 0

Rhus chinensis (family: Anacardiaceae) is a plant native to China and Japan. It is used for treatment of colds, fever, malaria and coughs. It contains […]

Mulberry tea leaves.

The Benefits Of Mulberry Tea

August 1, 2011 smitsa 3

Traditionally considered to be highly beneficial in health especially for digestion, heart and liver health Mulberry leaf tea has been drunk for millennia in China. I came across Mulberry […]