Research

Isolated Compounds In Lemons And Asian Plants May Hold Key To Cancer Prevention

Japanese scientists have been researching potential cancer preventing compounds in Citrus Lemon, Isodon Japonicus and Lansium Domesticum. Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry the scientists were able to isolate fifty-five chemical compounds of the peels of Citrus Lemon, aerial parts of Isodon japonicus, and leaves of Lansium domesticum. Isodon Japonicus is native to …

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Advancements In Spectrometric Methods and Technology Paves Way For Analysis And Discovery Of Plant Hormones

All organisms produce hormones, even plants.  Although these small molecule compounds exist only in trace amounts it plays a pivotal role in a plant’s life cycle from germination, growth, reproduction, including how it responds to biotic and abiotic stress when in different environments.  Mapping the hormones accurately can be problematic however due to the complexity …

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Key To Harnessing Medicinal Plants Lies in Proper Extraction Process

Interest in natural products as therapeutic drugs, traditional herbal remedies or edibles has led to a boom in plant extracts, either as pure compounds or standardized extracts. With the demand comes the need for proper analysis of the various types of bioactive compounds found in botanical and herbal preparations. This is achieved through a set …

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Cannabis glandular trichomes alter morphology and metabolite content during flower maturation.

Samuel J. Livingston, Teagen D. Quilichini, Judith K. Booth, Darren C. J. Wong, Kim H. Rensing, Jessica Laflamme‐Yonkman, Simone D. Castellarin, Joerg Bohlmann, Jonathan E. Page, A. Lacey Samuels The flowers of cannabis are used for the medicinal effects of their particular metabolites. Terpenes and other cannabinoid metabolites are produced in glandular trichomes. Seemingly, the …

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Terpenes

What are Terpenes? Terpenes are organic compounds found in many different types of plants. In order to fend off pests, certain plants evolved mechanisms to release smells unfavorable to the animals that wanted to eat them. Terpenes are responsible for those smells, and they affect the way a plant tastes. If you’ve ever gone wine …

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