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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142398/cytotoxic-antimitotic-and-antiproliferation-studies-on-rasam-a-south-indian-traditional-functional-food
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Agilandeswari Devarajan, M K Mohan Maruga Raja
Background: Rasam is a traditional South Indian food, prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with a variety of spices. Rasam, with all its ingredients medicinally claimed for various ailments, is a functional food. Systematic consumption of traditional functional food provides an excellent preventive measure to ward off many diseases. Objective: To study rasam for cytotoxic, antimitotic, and antiproliferation potential beyond its culinary and nutritional effect...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125648/pharmacological-effects-of-zataria-multiflora-boiss-l-and-its-constituents-focus-on-their-anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-and-immunomodulatory-effects
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Mohammad Reza Khazdair, Vahideh Ghorani, Azam Alavinezhad, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
Zataria multiflora Boiss (Z. multiflora) belongs to the Lamiaceae family, is used traditionally for culinary and medicinal purposes. Different pharmacological effects have been described for the plant including; bronchodilation, vasodilation and effect on lung inflammation. The plant is also used as a remedy against cough in the traditional medicine. In this article, "pharmacological effects of Z. multiflora and its constituents focusing on their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties were reviewed" by searching various databases until "June" 2016...
November 10, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118777/capparis-spinosa-l-in-a-systematic-review-a-xerophilous-species-of-multi-values-and-promising-potentialities-for-agrosystems-under-the-threat-of-global-warming
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Stephanie Chedraoui, Alain Abi-Rizk, Marc El-Beyrouthy, Lamis Chalak, Naim Ouaini, Loïc Rajjou
Caper (Capparis spinosa L.) is a xerophytic shrub with a remarkable adaptability to harsh environments. This plant species is of great interest for its medicinal/pharmacological properties and its culinary uses. Its phytochemical importance relies on many bioactive components present in different organs and its cultivation can be of considerable economic value. Moreover, taxonomic identification of C. spinosa L. has been difficult due to its wide heterogeneity, and many authors fell into confusion due to the scarcity of genetic studies...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084156/the-dietary-furocoumarin-imperatorin-increases-plasma-glp-1-levels-in-type-1-like-diabetic-rats
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Lin-Yu Wang, Kai-Chun Cheng, Yingxiao Li, Chiang-Shan Niu, Juei-Tang Cheng, Ho-Shan Niu
Imperatorin, a dietary furocoumarin, is found not only in medicinal plants, but also in popular culinary herbs, such as parsley and fennel. Recently, imperatorin has been shown to activate GPR119 in cells. Another GPR, GPR131, also called TGR5 or G-protein-coupled bile acid receptor 1 (GPBAR1), is known to regulate glucose metabolism. Additionally, TGR5 activation increases glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) secretion to lower blood sugar levels in animals. Therefore, the present study aims to determine whether the effects of imperatorin on GLP-1 secretion are mediated by TGR5...
October 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071175/phytochemical-profile-aldose-reductase-inhibitory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-indian-traditional-medicinal-coccinia-grandis-l-fruit-extract
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Dasharath Kondhare, Harshad Lade
Coccinia grandis (L.) fruits (CGFs) are commonly used for culinary purposes and has several therapeutic applications in the Southeast Asia. The aim of this work was to evaluate phytochemical profile, aldose reductase inhibitory (ARI), and antioxidant activities of CGF extract. The CGFs were extracted with different solvents including petroleum ether, dichloromethane, acetone, methanol, and water. The highest yield of total extractable compounds (34.82%) and phenolic content (11.7 ± 0.43 mg of GAE/g dried extract) was found in methanol extract, whereas water extract showed the maximum content of total flavonoids (82...
December 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065496/curcumin-a-review-of-its-effects-on-human-health
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REVIEW
Susan J Hewlings, Douglas S Kalman
Turmeric, a spice that has long been recognized for its medicinal properties, has received interest from both the medical/scientific world and from culinary enthusiasts, as it is the major source of the polyphenol curcumin. It aids in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia. It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and performance in active people. In addition, a relatively low dose of the complex can provide health benefits for people that do not have diagnosed health conditions...
October 22, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058421/authentication-of-zanthoxylum-species-based-on-integrated-analysis-of-complete-chloroplast-genome-sequences-and-metabolite-profiles
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Hyeon Ju Lee, Hyun Jo Koo, Jonghoon Lee, Dong Young Lee, Vo Ngoc Linh Giang, Minjung Kim, Hyeonah Shim, Jee Young Park, Ki-Oug Yoo, Sang Hyun Sung, Tae-Jin Yang
We performed chloroplast genome sequencing and comparative analysis of two Rutaceae species, Zanthoxylum schinifolium (Korean pepper tree) and Z. piperitum (Japanese pepper tree), which are medicinal and culinary crops in Asia. We identified more than 837 single nucleotide polymorphisms and 103 insertions/deletions (InDels) based on a comparison of the two chloroplast genomes and developed seven DNA markers derived from five tandem repeats and two InDel variations that discriminated between Korean Zanthoxylum species...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043994/terpenic-profile-of-different-rosmarinus-officinalis-extracts
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Neli-Kinga Olah, Daniela Benedec, Sonia Socaci, Claudia Crina Toma, Lorena Filip, Claudiu Morgovan, Daniela Hanganu
The Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), a well-known medicinal and culinary herb, was studied to compare the terpenic profile of different extracts obtained from dry and fresh herb. There were studied the volatile oil extracted by hydro distillation from dry plant, the hydroalcoholic extracts obtained from fresh respectively dry plant and the glycerol macerate obtained from fresh plant, by GC-MS using headspace injection. The separated compounds were identified using a MS spectra library. The quantitative determination was performed by normalization respectively by calibration curve method for 1,8-cineole, alpha-pinene and D-limonene...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034472/protective-effects-of-curcumin-against-aflatoxicosis-a-comprehensive-review
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Mohammad Mohajeri, Behzad Behnam, Arrigo F G Cicero, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Aflatoxicosis is a deleterious medical condition that results from aflatoxins (AFs) or ochratoxins (OTs). Contamination with these toxins exerts detrimental effects on the liver, kidneys, reproductive organs, and also on immunological and cardiovascular systems. Aflatoxicosis is closely associated with overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as key contributors to oxidative and nitrosative stress responses, and subsequent damages to lipids, proteins, RNA, and DNA. The main target organ for AF toxicity is the liver, where DNA adducts, degranulation of endoplasmic reticulum, increased hepatic lipid peroxide, GSH depletion, mitochondrial dysfunction, and reduction of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants are manifestations of aflatoxicosis...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034240/dark-chocolate-opportunity-for-an-alliance-between-medical-science-and-the-food-industry
#10
Ivan M Petyaev, Yuriy K Bashmakov
Dark chocolate (DC) was originally introduced in human nutrition as a medicinal product consumable in a liquid form. Century-long efforts of food industry transformed this hardly appealing product into a valuable modern culinary delight with clear predominance of confectionery brands of DC on the market. However, current epidemiological data as well as multiple experimental and clinical observations reveal that DC consumption may have a profound effect on cardiovascular, central nervous systems, hemostasis, and lipid metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956853/lipidomics-unravels-the-role-of-leaf-lipids-in-thyme-plant-response-to-drought-stress
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Parviz Moradi, Atiyeh Mahdavi, Maryam Khoshkam, Marcello Iriti
Thymus is one of the best known genera within the Labiatae (Lamiaceae) family, with more than 200 species and many medicinal and culinary uses. The effects of prolonged drought on lipid profile were investigated in tolerant and sensitive thyme plants (Thymus serpyllum L. and Thymus vulgaris L., respectively). Non-targeted non-polar metabolite profiling was carried out using Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry with one-month-old plants exposed to drought stress, and their morpho-physiological parameters were also evaluated...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943112/update-on-food-safety-of-monosodium-l-glutamate-msg
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Helen Nonye Henry-Unaeze
OBJECTIVE: This evidence-based safety review of the flavor enhancer monosodium l-glutamate (MSG) was triggered by its global use and recent studies expressing some safety concerns. METHODOLOGY: This article obtained information through search of evidence-based scientific databases, especially the US National Library of Medicine NIH. RESULTS: (A) MSG is a water-soluble salt of glutamate, a non-essential amino acid, normally synthesized in the body and prevalent in protein foods...
September 18, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939231/counter-current-chromatography-with-off-line-detection-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-in-the-study-of-the-phenolic-profile-of-lippia-origanoides
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Suzana Guimaraes Leitão, Gilda Guimarães Leitão, Douglas K T Vicco, João Paulo Barreto Pereira, Gustavo de Morais Simão, Danilo R Oliveira, Rita Celano, Luca Campone, Anna Lisa Piccinelli, Luca Rastrelli
Lippia origanoides (Verbenaceae) is an important Brazilian medicinal plant, also used for culinary purposes. Most chemical studies with this plant have been focused on its volatile composition. In this work, we combined High-Speed Counter-current Chromatography (HSCCC) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled to Ultra Violet detection and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-UV-HRMS(n)) methodologies to access the non-volatile chemical composition of L. origanoides. The crude ethanol extract of L...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930262/the-chemotaxonomy-of-common-sage-salvia-officinalis-based-on-the-volatile-constituents
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Jonathan D Craft, Prabodh Satyal, William N Setzer
Background: Common sage (Salvia officinalis) is a popular culinary and medicinal herb. A literature survey has revealed that sage oils can vary widely in their chemical compositions. The purpose of this study was to examine sage essential oil from different sources/origins and to define the possible chemotypes of sage oil. Methods: Three different samples of sage leaf essential oil have been obtained and analyzed by GC-MS and GC-FID. A hierarchical cluster analysis was carried out on 185 sage oil compositions reported in the literature as well as the three samples in this study...
June 29, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918329/an-integrated-strategy-for-rapid-discovery-and-identification-of-the-sequential-piperine-metabolites-in-rats-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometery
#15
Zhanpeng Shang, Wei Cai, Yanfeng Cao, Fei Wang, Zhibin Wang, Jianqiu Lu, Jiayu Zhang
Piperine, one of the major bioactive constituents isolated from natural flavorings and medicinal-culinary herbs, possesses various biological activities. In the present study, an integrated strategy based on ultra high-performance liquid chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry was established to reveal piperine metabolism in rats. First of all, post-acquisition data-mining methods, including high resolution extracted ion chromatograms (HREICs) and multiple mass defect filtering (MMDF), were used to screen piperine metabolite candidates in a full-scan HRMS(1) level...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874202/ethnobotanical-survey-of-wild-food-plants-traditionally-collected-and-consumed-in-the-middle-agri-valley-basilicata-region-southern-italy
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Sabrina Sansanelli, Maura Ferri, Mirko Salinitro, Annalisa Tassoni
BACKGROUND: This research was carried out in a scarcely populated area of the Middle Agri Valley (Basilicata region, southern Italy). The aim of the study was to record local knowledge on the traditional uses of wild food plants, as well as to collect information regarding the practices (gathering, processing and cooking) and the medicinal uses related to these plants. METHODS: Fifty-eight people still possessing traditional local knowledge (TLK), 74% women and 26% men, were interviewed between May-August 2012 and January 2013, using open and semi-structured ethnobotanical interviews...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845776/self-heating-pasteurization-of-substrates-for-culinary-medicinal-mushrooms-cultivation-in-mexico
#17
Viviana Morales, Jose E Sánchez
The aim of this study was to evaluate a self-heating pasteurization technique in preparing substrates for mushroom production. Seven species were used: Agrocybe aegerita, Auricularia fuscosuccinea, Pleurotus djamor, P. eryngii, P. ostreatus, Lentinula edodes, and Ganoderma lucidum. They were cultivated on grass, corncob, wood shavings, and a mixture thereof. The self-heating technique allowed for pasteurization of 3 of the substrates (grass, corncob, and the mixture). The preheating chamber comprised a drawer placed under the pasteurization crate...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845775/preserving-and-maintaining-culinary-medicinal-royal-sun-mushroom-agaricus-brasiliensis-agaricomycetes-in-sterile-distilled-water
#18
L M Vargas-Del-Rlo, Sandra Montoya, J C Sepulveda-Arias
Strains of Agaricus brasiliensis require special procedures for conservation. Thus, the objective of this research was to establish conservation and maintenance procedures A. brasiliensis strain PSWC838 from the University of Pennsylvania (ABWC838) and an A. brasiliensis strain from the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (ABC). The medium in which mycelia grew the quickest for both strains was selected using a multifactorial design with 2 strains, 4 culture media, and incubation for 5 different times; the growth rate (mm/day) was the response variable...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845772/volatile-composition-of-some-cultivated-and-wild-culinary-medicinal-mushrooms-from-hungary
#19
Mariann Csóka, Andras Geosel, Maria Amtmann, Kornel Korany
The volatile constituents of the fruiting bodies of 4 culinary-medicinal mushroom species (Agaricus bisporus, Boletus edulis, Cantharellus cibarius, and Hericium erinaceus) from Hungary were examined to review their aroma composition. Simultaneous distillation/extraction was applied to extract volatile compounds from fungi, and the values were measured with gas chromatography--mass spectrometry. Although the fragrances of fungi are not as characteristic as those of spices, several groups of volatile compounds have been found in mushrooms...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845769/characterization-and-antiproliferative-effect-of-novel-acid-polysaccharides-from-the-spent-substrate-of-shiitake-culinary-medicinal-mushroom-lentinus-edodes-agaricomycetes-cultivation
#20
Yong Zhang, Wei Liu, Chunping Xu, Wei Huang, Peixin He
In this study, a high yield of crude polysaccharide (16.73 ± 0.756%) was extracted from the spent mushroom substrate of Lentinus edodes using a hot alkali extraction method. Two groups of polysaccharides (designated as LSMS-1 and LSMS-2) were obtained from the crude extract by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), and their molecular characteristics were examined by a multiangle laser-light scattering (MALLS) and refractive index detector system. The weight-average molar masses of LSMS-1 and LSMS-2 were determined to be 6...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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