Tag: Spice

Saffron: An impressive portfolio of health benefits from this age-old spice – Part 2

In last month’s column we focused primarily on saffron’s ability to help relieve sexual dysfunction. This month we look at the spice’s ability to help with weight loss, and improve brain, eye and [...]

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Saffron: An impressive portfolio of health benefits from this age-old spice – Part 1

Saffron (Crocus sativus) is the world’s most expensive spice. That’s because it is still hand-harvested from the beautiful lilac-purple flowers of a small low-growing crocus. Each flower yields [...]

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Herbs and phytochemicals with the power to prime – A new insight into herbal antioxidants: Part 2

What are the key herbs/ phytochemicals with Nrf2/ARE priming activity? The research has focused on just a few key ones: sulforaphane from broccoli (especially the sprouts), curcumin from [...]

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