Rutin for Blood Vessel Health

The name rutin comes from Ruta graveolens, the scientific name of the herb common rue, which also contains rutin. Before 1950, rutin was called "vitamin P," although it is not actually a vitamin. It is also known by several specific scientific names such as rutoside, sophorin and quercetin-3-O-rutinoside. Rutin is named after Ruta graveolens, commonly known … Continue reading Rutin for Blood Vessel Health

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Sweet Wormwood: Cure for Malaria & Cancer?

What is Sweet Wormwood? Sweet wormwood is also known as artemisia annua, sweet annie, sweet sagewort and annual wormwood (Chinese: qīnghāo). It is a common type of wormwood that is native to temperate Asia but naturalized throughout the world.(1) It belongs to the family of Asteraceae and has fern-like leaves, bright yellow flowers and a … Continue reading Sweet Wormwood: Cure for Malaria & Cancer?

Sea Buckthorn: The Superfruit among Superfruits

What is Sea Buckthorn? Sea Buckthorn plant (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a rare species of fruit. It is in the family Elaeagnaceae and is native to Europe and Asia. The plant is used for soil and wildlife conservation but also produces some tasty, tart (but citrusy) berries high in nutrient value. Also called Seaberry plants, Buckthorn … Continue reading Sea Buckthorn: The Superfruit among Superfruits

Chinese Medicine To Be Trialed As Dementia Cure [TECH TIMES]

People suffering from the mental condition dementia in Australia may benefit from a new Chinese herbal medicine that can help reduce the impact of the disease on memory and learning. Researchers from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) Xiyuan Hospital and Western Sydney University's National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) are set to … Continue reading Chinese Medicine To Be Trialed As Dementia Cure [TECH TIMES]

Zika Virus: What You Should know

  What is Zika? Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms includes mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache and normally last for 2-7 days. There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Links to other neurological complications are also … Continue reading Zika Virus: What You Should know

Lycopene: A Powerful Antioxidant

Lycopene is a carotenoid—a family of pigments that give fruits and vegetables their brilliant red, orange, and yellow coloring. Lycopene is also a powerful antioxidant that eliminates dangerous free radicals that can damage DNA and other fragile cell structures. Numerous studies have shown that ingesting lycopene-rich foods can result in positive health benefits. Lycopene is better … Continue reading Lycopene: A Powerful Antioxidant

World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis is a term used to describe the inflammation of the liver from viral infection or toxic substances. Hepatitis is a global killer, which claims the lives of 1.4 million per year, more than HIV/AIDs or malaria.  Viral hepatitis affects 400 million people globally. Every year 6–10 million people are newly infected. An estimated 95% of … Continue reading World Hepatitis Day

Wheat Germ & Nutrition

Wheat germ is the part of the wheat kernel that is responsible in helping the plant reproduce and spawn new wheat. It is actually the embryo of the wheat plant. The entire wheat kernel is usually removed during the refining of whole wheat grains into white flour. It contains the most vitamin and minerals of … Continue reading Wheat Germ & Nutrition