The science of grapes

You may have heard red wine is healthy. Although experts debate that, nobody debates the age defying properties of the grapes it is made from. Grapes are one of the fruit world’s richest sources of phytochemicals (see Why Nutraceuticals Matter), including the standout molecule resveratrol, which implies eating them outright should be enough. Unfortunately, it [...]

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The science of olive leaves

The Mediterranean diet is a well-known, age resisting combination of vegetables and seafood and occasional wine, which is typical of the Mediterranean basin, and the healthy ageing often found there. Olives, particularly their oil, are a major part of it. Less well known are the phytochemical riches found in the olive tree’s leaves (see Why [...]

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The science of skullcap

You could be forgiven for thinking wogonin and baicalein are Viking gods. In fact, they are potent inflammation suppressing phytochemicals (see Why nutraceuticals matter) from Scutellaria baicalensis, a shrub which is also known as Baikal skullcap. Skullcap has blue helmet shaped flowers – hence the name – and grows from Siberia to Eastern Asia. Its woody [...]

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