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Probiotics

Over the last few decades, probiotics have grown in popularity primarily due to their role in the reversal of dysbiosis – a change in the function or composition of the microbes in the gut which is presumed to be the cause of many degenerative and chronic diseases. Many people also turn to probiotics to improve …

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are also called essential acids since the body cannot produce them on its own. There are three types of omega-3 fatty acids, namely, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Since the body does not produce these acids, we rely heavily on food sources for them. They are known …

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Neem Giloy

Giloy or Guduchi or Tinospora cordifolia or heart-leaved moonseed is a creeper that is indigenous to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan. It grows on trees and is said to have various medicinal benefits. While researchers around the world are looking at the potential benefits of Giloy, the creeper which grows on a Neem …

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Mushrooms

The use of mushrooms in medicine dates back hundreds of years in ancient Chinese and Japanese Medicine. More than 100 varieties of medicinal mushrooms have been known to possess a wide range of properties which promote good health and help fight diseases. While the more traditional uses were to treat infections, in China and Japan, …

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Lycopene

In fruits like tomatoes or apricots, the red pigment is formed by the carotenoid called Lycopene. It is also found in small amounts in watermelon, guava, and pink grapefruit. Tomatoes are usually the most used products in studying the effects of lycopene on cancer. For maximum absorption, it is recommended that tomatoes are consumed with …

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Green Tea

Camellia sinensis, the plant used to derive black tea is also used for green tea. The difference is that green tea is not fermented. Many scientists believe that green tea contains substances called polyphenols which give it its anti-cancer properties. Green Tea and Cancer Of all the polyphenols, catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been found to …

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Ginger

Ginger or the root of the plant Zingiber officinale is used in culinary recipes around the globe.

Flaxseed Lignans

Flaxseed of Linum usitatissimum is rich source of phenolic compounds called lignans which are phytoestrogenic in nature and have hormone-like effects on the body. These lignans contain alpha-linolenic acid or ALA which is a building block of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed lignans are known reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, help with some aspects of diabetes, and …

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Curcumin

Turmeric or Haldi or Jiang Huang comes from the root of the Curucuma Longa plant. It has a tough brown skin and orange flesh. Curcumin is the major, active component of turmeric and has been used as an anti-inflammatory in both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine. Curcumin has shown a lot of promise in preventing …

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Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The medicinal use of Cannabis or Marijuana or Bhaang dates back at least 3,000 years. It is a plant that primarily grew in Central Asia and is now grown in different parts of the world. Cannabis finds reference as a medicinal plant in many ancient scriptures as it provides multiple benefits. However, in the 1900s, …

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