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Ginkgo biloba extract enhances glucose tolerance in hyperinsulinism-induced hepatic cells

Ginkgo biloba is a very useful and versitile herb.  The following shows its promise in helping the condition of diabetes. Ginkgo biloba, an herbal medication, is capable of lowering glucose, fat, and lipid peroxide in diabetic patients. In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) prevented hyperinsulinism-induced glucose intolerance in […]

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Antioxidant and antifungal activity of Verbena officinalis L. leaves.

The following provides evidence that Verbena officinalis would be an excellent herb to use for skin conditions. The scavenging activity against DPPH (1,1-diphenil-2-picrylhydrazyl) radical and the antifungal effect against chloroform, ethyl acetate and 50% methanolic extracts of Verbena officinalis leaves were investigated. The activity of different fractions of 50% methanolic extract and some isolated compounds […]

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Cancer and metastasis: prevention and treatment by green tea.

The following study gives information of the positive effects of green tea in the prevention of cancer. Metastasis is the most deadly aspect of cancer and results from several interconnected processes including cell proliferation, angiogenesis, cell adhesion, migration, and invasion into the surrounding tissue. The appearance of metastases in organs distant from the primary tumor […]

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Melissa officinalis oil affects infectivity of enveloped herpesviruses.

The following article shows the importance of lemon balm in the treatment of the herpes simplex virus, (HSV). Extracts and essential oils of medicinal plants are increasingly of interest as novel drugs of antimicrobial and antiviral agents, since herpes simplex virus (HSV) might develop resistance to commonly used antiviral agents. Melissa officinalis essential oil was […]

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