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Green Tea: And What about other Herbs & Spices for Weight Control?

Green Tea: And What about other Herbs & Spices for Weight Control? | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
We saw in the previous article how Green Tea can help to control weight but what about other Herbs & Spices, and specifically those used in the InnOrbit Ayurvedic Natural Infusions.

 

Caralluma fimbriata

Caralluma fimbriata extract has received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status for use as a nutraceutical to combat the most serious public health concern – obesity. This review by Dutt et al, revises the studies undertaken on the chemistry, pharmacology, and therapeutic potential of Caralluma.

Caralluma fimbriata is a succulent plant in the family Apocynaceae. It has been eaten in rural India for centuries.

The scientists concluded that key components – pregnane glycosides have appetite-suppressant properties and has opened the possibility of developing an anti-obesity/appetite-suppressant products. The main objective of this review was to evaluate studies undertaken on the plant in light of further research for anti-obesity drugs and nutraceuticals from Caralluma.

 

Ginger

A study by Mansour evaluated the effects of a hot ginger beverage on energy expenditure, feelings of appetite and satiety and metabolic risk factors in overweight men.

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Ginger and Cardioprotective Properties

Ginger and Cardioprotective Properties | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) seems to have a role in atherosclerotic plaque formation. Ginger has been shown to have antioxidants and cardioprotective properties (see also Ginger &amp...
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Studies indicate that the phenolic bioactives of ginger-6-gingerols, 8-gingerols, 10-gingerols, and 6-shogaol-seem to be strong inhibitors of induced LDL oxidation. Ginger extracts inhibit human LDL oxidation in vitro.

Can Ginger have a protective effect in the formation of “fatty” plaques in arteries?

“Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the arterial wall, is the major cause of morbidity and mortality from CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) in much of the world’s population. The disease involves the formation of Plaques in arterial walls that narrow the arterial passage, restricting blood flow and increasing the risk of occlusion of blood flow by a myocardial infarction. There is now a consensus that Atherosclerosis represents a state of heightened oxidative stress characterized by lipid and protein oxidation in the vascular wall. The Oxidative Modification hypothesis predicts LDL (Low-Density Lipoproteins) oxidation as an early event in Atherosclerosis, and oxidized LDL as one of the important contributors of Atherogenesis” see LDL Oxidation in Atherogenesis.

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Ginger & Amla: Effective Arthritis treatment

Ginger & Amla: Effective Arthritis treatment | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
In a 6-month controlled study of knee osteoarthritis, Ayurvedic formulations containing, amongst other herbs, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) & Emblica officinalis (Amla), significantly reduced kn...
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In a 6-month controlled study of knee osteoarthritis, Ayurvedic formulations containing, amongst other herbs, Zingiber officinale (Ginger) & Emblica officinalis (Amla), significantly reduced knee pain and improved knee function and were equivalent to glucosamine and celecoxib.

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Anti-aging, Anti-stress and Free Radical scavenging activity of Holy Basil

Anti-aging, Anti-stress and Free Radical scavenging activity of Holy Basil | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Aging is one of the most important risk factors for a variety of diseases. A wide range of chemical modulators of aging in model organisms have been discovered. The authors of this study, Pandey et...
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Extracts of Holy Basil (O. sanctum) were used to determine their impact on life span, thermotolerance and ROS scavenging activities in a model system.

The data suggest that 1 mg/mL of O. sanctum extract significantly extended the life span in the model system.

The extract also proved to be a strong free radical scavenger and increased resistance against thermal stress.

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Ginger: Prevention of Hypertension and Cardiovascular diseases

Ginger: Prevention of Hypertension and Cardiovascular diseases | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
A study by Akinyemi et al investigated the inhibitory effect of aqueous extracts of varieties of ginger on a key enzyme linked to hypertension (angiotensin I-converting enzyme [ACE]), and various o...
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Results revealed that Ginger extracts inhibited ACE in a dose-dependent manner.  These results suggests that the possible mechanism through which ginger exerts its antihypertensive properties may be through inhibition of ACE activity and prevention of lipid peroxidation in the heart.

 

The results suggest that the above cardiovascular protective properties of ginger could be attributed to their polyphenol contents.

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Polyphenols of Hibiscus sabdariffa improved diabetic nephropathy

Polyphenols of Hibiscus sabdariffa improved diabetic nephropathy | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Yang et al previously investigated that Hibiscus polyphenol extracts are beneficial for diabetic nephropathy. Hibiscus petals are used in the herbal green tea infusions designed by The Wise Herb Co...
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Yang et al previously investigated that Hibiscus polyphenol extracts are beneficial for diabetic nephropathy. Hibiscus petals are used in the herbal green tea infusions designed by The Wise Herb Company.

 

Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease or damage that can occur in people with diabetes.

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Anti-atherosclerotic potential of gossypetin from Hibiscus

Anti-atherosclerotic potential of gossypetin from Hibiscus | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Gossypetin is a compound from Hibiscus species. Hibiscus petals are used in the handcrafted Green Tea based herbal infusions from The Wise Herb Company. It has been shown to possess antioxidant, an...
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Results from these studies suggest that gossypetin regulated the PPAR signals, which in turn led to stimulation of cholesterol removal from macrophages and delay atherosclerosis.

 

These results suggested that gossypetin  from hibiscus potentially could be developed as an anti-atherosclerotic agent.

 

 

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Neem leaf extract induces cell death by apoptosis and autophagy in lymphocytic leukemia cells

Neem leaf extract induces cell death by apoptosis and autophagy in  lymphocytic leukemia cells | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a common form of leukemia. To expand the therapeutic medicines Chitta et al investigated neem leaf extract (NLE) after a patient with the above form of Leukemia demo...
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Neem was shown to mediate apoptosis in 41 patients with Chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

 

In conclusion, Neem extract exhibits anti-leukemic properties in patient primary leukemic cells and demonstrates clinical efficacy, warranting further investigation as a potential therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

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The Wise Herb Company: in My Weekly

The Wise Herb Company: in My Weekly | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Green Tea Herbal Infusions from InnOrbit
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Hibiscus and potential Metabolic Syndrome Therapy

Hibiscus and potential Metabolic Syndrome Therapy | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Pérez-Torres et al investigated the effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linnaeus (HSL)-fed infusion on the fatty acid (FA) profile in liver of metabolic syndrome (MS) using an animal model. Results indi...
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Pérez-Torres et al investigated the effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa Linnaeus (HSL)-fed infusion on the fatty acid (FA) profile in liver of metabolic syndrome (MS) using an animal model.

 

Results indicate that the modification in Fatty Acid liver metabolism in Metabolic Syndrome and Hibiscus treatment can improve this condition.

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Ginger in the prevention of Atherosclerosis or other lipid-binding diseases

Ginger in the prevention of Atherosclerosis or other lipid-binding diseases | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Atherosclerosis -- hardening and narrowing of the arteries -- is a progressive process that silently and slowly blocks arteries, putting blood flow at risk. Gingerol, a component of Ginger,  is und...
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Gingerol, a component of Ginger,  is under investigation for a variety of therapeutic uses. The initiating step in atherosclerosis is proteoglycan synthesis leading to increased binding of low-density lipoproteins.  TGF-β facilitates this process. Kamata et al evaluated the effects of (S)-[6]-gingerol on these TGF-β-mediated proteoglycan changes to explore its potential as an anti-atherosclerotic agent.

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Anticancer Activity of Amla (emblica - Indian Gooseberry) in Cervical Cancer Cells

Anticancer Activity of Amla (emblica  - Indian Gooseberry) in Cervical Cancer Cells | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Amla is a plant traditionally consumed for its significant nutritive and medicinal values in many cultures. The mechanisms by which it works was further elucidated by Mahata et al  in human cell li...
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Results showed a dose-and time-dependent inhibition of DNA binding activity of constitutively active AP-1 in both HPV16-positive (SiHa) and HPV18-positive (HeLa) cervical cancer cells.

 

In conclusion, these results suggest that Amla (P. emblica) exhibits anticancer activity indicating its possible utility for treatment of human papillomavirus HPV-induced cervical cancers.

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Respiratory Virus, Breathing and Liquorice

Respiratory Virus, Breathing and Liquorice | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Licorice has been used in herbal medicine for hundreds of years. Licorice is a common ingredient in several traditional medicines like Ayurveda & Chinese medicine and has been proved to inhibit...
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Results from a study indicate that licorice could be effective against HRSV infection on airway epithelial cells. Radix Glycyrrhizae inhibited HRSV mainly by preventing viral attachment, internalization, and by stimulating IFN secretion. 18β-GA may be one of its active constituents.

Liquorice (Licorice) is a key ingredient in The Wise Herb Company‘s recipes.

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Liquorice and Immunity: Asthma

Liquorice and Immunity: Asthma | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) is a bioactive ingredient of licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and has been found to be associated with multiple therapeutic properties. In a study by Ma et al they investigated...
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Findings suggest that Glycyrrhizic acid, from Liquorice,  may reduce the progression of asthma and could be used as a therapy for patients with allergic asthma.

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First look at the new packs: same ingredients and functionality

First look at the new packs:  same ingredients and functionality | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Stunning new packs containing the same traditional ancient Ayurvedic recipes: A range of Functional Ayurvedic Infusions available from www.innorbit.com 4 Functions available: Slimming and Weight Ma...
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New packs - Ancient ingredients: from The Wise Herb Company

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Evaluation of Cytotoxiciy and Tumor-specificity of Licorice Flavonoids

Evaluation of Cytotoxiciy and Tumor-specificity of Licorice Flavonoids | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Licorice (Liquorice) in the scientific news again! Tumor specificity of various flavanoids of liquorice were studies by Ohno et al. Ten licorice flavonoids were subjected to quantitative structure-...
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Results suggest that the flavanoids Licurazid and Isoliquiritigenin had the highest cytotoxicity against tumor cells. Chalcones had slightly higher cytotoxicity and tumor specificity than flavanones. The number of sugar units in the molecule was somewhat negatively-correlated with cytotoxicity, but not with tumor specificity.

In conclusion, the results suggest that these physicochemical descriptors may be useful to estimate cytotoxicity or tumor specificity of structurally-related compounds to these liquorice / licorice flavonoids.

Licorice (liquorice) is a key ingredient of the green tea herbal infusions handcrafted by The Wise Herb Company.

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Cinnamon and Blood Pressure

Cinnamon and Blood Pressure | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
OBJECTIVE: The administration of cinnamon on blood pressure regulation in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes was studied by Akilen et al.   The scientific literature was reviewed for ran...
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Cinnamon shows hopeful effects on Blood Pressure lowering potential. The results suggest a longer-term study to appraise the clinical potential of cinnamon on Blood Pressure control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Cinnamon is a key ingredient in the products handcrafted by The Wise Herb Company.

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YOUNG&FUN MIND REFRESHER

YOUNG&FUN MIND REFRESHER | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
YOUNG&FUN REFRESHER - Smoothie Recipe Servings: 2 YOUNG&FUN is designed to refresh and cool. It is packed with antioxidants and its bioactive components, from the traditional Herbs and Spic...
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YOUNG&FUN is designed to refresh and cool. It is packed with antioxidants and its bioactive components, from the traditional Herbs and Spices, are designed to aid concentration and help the brain focus. The herbs and spices in YOUNG&FUN are ideal complements to the berries and bananas which are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. An ideal drink later in the afternoon when you need to keep the brain energy levels high or you need to concentrate.

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Green tea catechins prevent obesity

Green tea catechins prevent obesity | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Studies suggest that Green Tea is associated with a lower risk of obesity and related diseases. The mechanisms of these effects was investigated by Yan et al for its anti-obesity mechanisms via cat...
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Studies suggest that Green Tea is associated with a lower risk of obesity and related diseases. The mechanisms of these effects was investigated by Yan et al for its anti-obesity mechanisms via catechins. The mechanism occurs via the modulation of peroxisome proliferator activated-receptor (PPAR) pathways in high-fat diet-induced obesity in animal model systems.

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Yoga Show London - We'll be there!

Yoga Show London - We'll be there! | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
The Wise Herb Company are delighted and excited to announce we will be exhibiting at the The Yoga Show London 2013 We believe our products complement perfectly a healthy lifestyle and will help to ...
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The Wise Herb Company are delighted and excited to announce we will be exhibiting at the The Yoga Show London 2013 We believe our products complement perfectly a healthy lifestyle and will help to support your participation in Yoga.  We´ll keep you updated on offers, competitions etc that we will run in conjunction with this event.  Please check back on this and our FACEBOOK page.Handcrafted infusions 28 triangles per box, 2.4 grammes of healthy Herbs & Spices per triangle – designed by Ayurvedic doctors and based on ancient recipes:

Our herbal green tea blends will complement your healthy lifestyle : UP&GO,YOUNG&FUN, CALM&RELAX and SLIM&FIT.

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Liquorice and Breast Cancer

Liquorice and Breast Cancer | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Isoliquiritigenin is a component of Liquorice. Liquorice is a key herb in The Wise Herb Company's range of Green Tea Herbal Infusions. Isoliquiritigenin was shown to induce growth inhibition and ap...
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Isoliquiritigenin was shown to induce growth inhibition and apoptosis in human breast cancer (animal model system).

The results from a study by Li et al suggest that isoliquiritigenin induces growth inhibition and apoptosis through downregulating Arachidonic acid (AA)-derived eicosanoids and the deactivation of various biomarkers in human breast cancer.

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Yoga & Health: Presenting The Wise Herb Company's Green Tea Herbal Infusions

Yoga & Health: Presenting The Wise Herb Company's Green Tea Herbal Infusions | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
The Wise Herb Company's products in Europe’s leading independent monthly yoga magazine: 100% natural Herbal Green Tea Infusion developed using traditional Ayurvedic blends from India to enhance hea...
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100% natural Herbal Green Tea Infusion developed using traditional Ayurvedic blends from India to enhance health. Check out our specially designed Infusions and Natural Herbal Energy Shots…

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Mechanism: Licorice and its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulation effects

Mechanism: Licorice and its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulation effects | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
  Liquorice (licorice) has been used in traditional medicines like Ayurveda for treatment of many diseases, including inflammations and immunological disorders. Studies by Fu et al suggest that the...
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Studies by Fu et al suggest that the anti-inflammatory and immunomodulation activities of liquorice are due to its active component, glycyrretinic acid (GA). They suggest a potential mechnism for these positive health effects.


Their results suggest that GA blocks Kv1.3 channels, which probably helps to explain its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulation effects.

 

The handcrafted recipe of up & go contains liquorice which helps with energising your day and helping with strengthening immunity.

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Helping to Breathe: Bronchodilatory effect of ginger

Helping to Breathe: Bronchodilatory effect of ginger | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Ginger has anti-hyperactivity and anti-inflammation on airways. Ginger has always had a special value for helping people to clear their airways or stave off the symptoms of colds etc. A study Mangp...
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"A bronchodilator is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs. Bronchodilators may be endogenous (originating naturally within the body), or they may be medicinal administered for the treatment of breathing difficulties. They are most useful in obstructive lung diseases, of which asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the most common conditions."


Citral, eucalyptol and camphene were found to be the major components of Ginger oil.

The animal study provides the pharmacological basis supporting the therapeutic potential of Z. officinale (Ginger) as a bronchodilator.

Check out The Wise Herb Company’s UP&GO for potential help in this area….also contains Liquorice!

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Holy Basil (tulsi) in the prevention and treatment of cancer

Holy Basil (tulsi) in the prevention and treatment of cancer | Herbs & Spices | Scoop.it
Scientific studies have shown that Holy Basil or Tulsi possesses antiinflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, hypolipidemic, antistress, and immunomodulatory activities...
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A review by Baliga et al summarises the results related to the chemopreventive and radioprotective properties of Tulsi and also emphasizes aspects that warrant future research to establish its activity and utility in cancer prevention and treatment.

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Ginger for Headaches

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AbstractMigraine remedies have been studied by Mehdi et al with particular emphasis on Ginger.  Their studies evaluated the efficacy of ginger in comparison to sumatriptan therapy. In this double-b...
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The effectiveness of ginger powder in the treatment of common migraine attacks is statistically comparable to sumatriptan. Ginger also poses a better side effect profile than sumatriptan.

Ginger is a key ingredient used in the natural drinks from The Wise Herb Company.

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