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Anti-Cancerous Mangosteen Shown To Fight Diabetes As Well

There’s been a lot of buzz around mangosteen and its anti-cancerous potentials. Xanthone, the component that has been the focus of many studies, has shown very promising results against various forms of cancer. But the fruit is also known for its other uses and has been used for medicinal purposes in SouthEast Asia for decades.  …

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A Mangosteen A Day Keeps Inflammation Away, According to Scientists

We’re all familiar with the old saying about an apple a day keeping the doctor away. Now we can add mangosteens to the list as well. The SouthEast Asian fruit has gotten the scientific community buzzing over the years for its supposed health benefits against cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s just to name a few. But …

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A Comprehensive Review Of Seaweed’s Many Applications

Seaweed has been a staple of human culture for thousands of years. Not only is it an important source of nutrients, rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, it also has multiple medicinal applications. It has been suggested that seaweed can be used to treat tuberculosis, arthritis, colds and influenza.  Seaweed’s usage extends beyond diet though. …

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The Sweet Scent of Stress: Agarwood’s Aromatic Secrets Reviewed

The agarwood is prized for its unique aroma. Native to South and Southeast Asia, the plant has been used for various medicinal and religious purposes for thousands of years. What makes the agarwood even more unique is how it achieves its aromatic properties. When the tree is exposed to environmental stresses it secretes a special …

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Scientists Put Spotlight on Cannabinoid System To Understand Effects Of Cannabis

Among the 400 complex chemical entities of the cannabis plant, more than 60 are cannabinoid compounds, some of which induce opposing effects. Despite its many benefits to mental health, not everyone experiences it the same way. Research control groups in the past observed some participants experiencing transient psychotic symptoms and increased levels of anxiety, intoxication …

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Raising The Standards Of The Cannabis Industry With Mass Spectrometry

The cannabis industry is predicted to be worth $22 billion by 2022. Increased public acceptance and legalization of medical marijuana have encouraged growers and product producers to market their wares more visibly. Like the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and tobacco industries there needs to be regulations and standards to ensure the safety and integrity of cannabis …

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Getting To The Core of Morinda Citrifolia’s Anticancer Potentials

Morinda citrifolia or more widely known as noni fruit have been used for medicinal purposes across Southeast Asia for over 2,000 years. The odoriferous fruit is consumed as juice, in powder or oil form to cure a variety of ailments including arthritis, headaches, burns and even diabetes and tuberculosis.  Despite its potential, research on m. …

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Beyond beer: Exploring The Medicinal Potentials Of Hop Plants

Hops are arguably the most important ingredient in beer crafting. So much of the process, including taste, stability and antimicrobial protection of the beer depends on the hop plant. However there are many other applications we can derive from hops outside of alcoholic production. For instance when packaged as food supplements Humulus lupulus L. have …

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Academicians Form Committee To Spur Cannabinoid Research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have appointed a committee to regulate existing and future research on marijuana and cannabinoid health effects. The body consists of 16 experts in the areas of marijuana, addiction, oncology, cardiology, neurodevelopment, respiratory disease, pediatric and adolescent health, immunology, toxicology, preclinical research, epidemiology, systematic review, and public health. …

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