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mangosteen

All Hail The Queen: Mangosteen Found To Be Rich Source of Cancer-fighting Xanthones

The mangosteen, a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asian countries is commonly referred to as the Queen of Fruits. This is because it’s often served as a companion piece to the King of Fruits, the durian. Local belief says that both fruits go hand-in-hand because the cooling properties of the mangosteen counters the heaty after …

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From Jelly to Vegan Superfood: Uncovering Gracilaria changgi Red Algae’s Nutritional Potential

Hidden in the mangroves of tropical Malaysia is a plant that contains the nutritional value of broccoli, soybeans and eggs combined. The red algae or Gracilaria changgi has traditionally been used as agar for gelatinous desserts in South East Asia. But a study on the aquatic vegetable has uncovered a wealth of nutritional content and …

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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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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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