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Call To Further Explore Potential of Super Seaweed Condrus Crispus Stackhouse

The red alga Chondrus crispus Stackhouse, more commonly known as Irish moss can be found along the coasts of the north Atlantic Ocean. A versatile organism, it can be used for a variety of purposes including the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.  But despite being a vital source of food ingredients for thousands of years, very …

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A Deep Dive Into The Complexities And Usages Of Irish Moss Extract

Irish Moss extract or carrageen is a jelly-like substance obtained from the red alga Chondrus crispus. The water-soluble extract is a mixed salt sulfate ester of the polysaccharide complex, composed principally of D-galactopyranose and some L-galactose units, 2-ketoglu-conic acid units, and nonreducing sugar units. It is commonly used as a thickening agent in many household …

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Hemp Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages Bloom From Harvest Of Cannabis Sativa L. Flowers

Although the Cannabis sativa L. plant is considered a multi-purpose crop, current production only focuses on fibre and seed yields. As a result, most of the non-stem aerial parts are neglected and considered waste products. However, a new study on C. sativa flowers may give rise to a new market in hemp flavoured alcoholic beverages. By harvesting …

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This Is Why We Need Standardized Methods To Test Cannabinoids in Food

Cannabis sativa L. or popularly known as hemp is a versatile plant that can be used for paper, cloth or biofuel production. As a consumable it is believed to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties and thus becoming more popular as medicinal plant treatment. Other hemp byproducts such as oil, protein and flour are also …

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Korean Scientists Develop UHR Mass Profiling Method To Better Identify Plant Extract Compounds

The study of plant extracts can provide numerous benefits in treating modern day diseases. However analysis of these complex phytochemicals can be problematic due to the high cost of labor and time. Most analytical methods for plant extracts employ a combination of bioactivity assays and separation steps to isolate a few target compounds from a …

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New Study Points To Noni Plant As Possible Solution To Cardiovascular Diseases

The Morinda citrifolia Linn is proving to be a miracle plant. Not only has the fruit’s juice been discovered to inhibit psychotic behaviour in drug-induced mice but recent research has highlighted its potential as treatment for cardiovascular related conditions.  In the paper titled “Studies on antidyslipidemic effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) fruit, leaves and root …

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Uncovering The Numerous Neurological Benefits of Phytocannabinoids (Marijuanna)

Marijuanna has been used as supplementary treatment for many neurological and psychological conditions for centuries. It’s first reported usage can be traced as far back as 2,600 BC in a Chinese pharmacopoeia. But only in recent years have we begun to scratch the surface of the potential medical benefits of marijuana.  In this publication, we …

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