anti-inflammatory

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s

Why are the rates of Alzheimer’s disease in India among the world’s lowest? It may be the curry, a food staple in India, suggest researchers. Curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, will be investigated further for its potential in prevention of Alzheimer’s disease after tests on mice found it can block and break up [...]

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s 2018-02-15T15:53:00+00:00

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s

Why are the rates of Alzheimer’s disease in India among the world’s lowest? It may be the curry, a food staple in India, suggest researchers. Curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, will be investigated further for its potential in prevention of Alzheimer’s disease after tests on mice found it can block and break up [...]

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s 2018-02-15T15:53:00+00:00

Pomegranate for Prostate: Extract combats cancer cells, say researchers

The extract or juice of the pomegranate shows major promise to combat prostate cancer, say researchers at University of Wisconsin Medical School. Earlier research has shown that the pomegranate is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, and is effective against tumours in mouse skin. In fact, pomegranate juice has higher anti-oxidant activity than do red [...]

Pomegranate for Prostate: Extract combats cancer cells, say researchers 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers

A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania. Named “oleocanthal” by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, similar to the action of ibuprofen. The finding is significant because inflammation increasingly [...]

Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Healing Tree? Christmas tree has anti-inflammatory compounds

Here’s a new reason why a real Christmas tree is always best! Researchers have identified a group of anti-inflammatory compounds in the bark of the Scotch pine — widely used for Christmas trees — that they say could be used for treating arthritis and pain. The compounds, which show promise in preliminary cell studies, are [...]

Healing Tree? Christmas tree has anti-inflammatory compounds 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Natural Anti-inflammatory: Devil’s claw equally effective as drugs

The herb devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a traditional south African anti-inflammatory remedy for pain and has been used in Europe to relieve pain from osteoarthritis over the past 50 years. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany, treated patients with low-back pain with either 60 mg of devil’s claw or [...]

Natural Anti-inflammatory: Devil’s claw equally effective as drugs 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

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