medicinal plants

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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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mangosteen in a basket

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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agarwood

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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noni fruit

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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Research And Advancement of Medicinal Cannabis Stalled By Legal Regulations

Cannabis and cannabinoid products have been widely used to alleviate symptoms and treat diseases. Historical records have even shown humans using this plant as far back as 400 AD. Its usage varies from chronic pain to management of neurological conditions such as epilepsy. However cannabis is not without its side effects, some patients in controlled …

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agarwood tree

Benefits Of Agarwood and Aquilaria Plants Uncovered Through Chemical Compound Isolation

The Agarwood is a non-timber fragrant wood of Aquilaria spp. (Thymelaeaceae) native to SouthEast Asia. It is regarded as a precious commodity for its various uses in medicine, religious rites and cultural activities. For example, in traditional Chinese medicine agarwood can be used to relieve coughs, gastric, fever and many more ailments. But despite its …

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Scientists Explore Artificial Methods To Meet Market’s Demand For Agarwood

The Agarwood is a valuable commodity, especially in the Chinese and Middle Eastern market where it is used for medicinal purposes and raw material for incense and perfumes. Agarwood is a resinous part of the non-timber Aquilaria tree and only forms when the tree is wounded and infected with fungus. Resin is secreted as a …

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