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Organic Green Tea Extract
A large body of research supports the hypothesis that oxidative damage to DNA, lipids and proteins may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species are formed in the body and endogenous antioxidant defenses are not always sufficient to counteract them completely. Diet-derived antioxidants may therefore be particularly important in protection against chronic diseases. Tea is an important source of antioxidants. Typical brew of black tea provides about 200 mg of flavonoids per cup.
The flavonoids present in green and black tea are very effective antioxidants in vitro and may therefore be effective antioxidants in the body. The uptake of flavonoids from tea is most efficient for the monomeric catechins found in green tea, namely, epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the last named being the most important.
Green tea has been found to be beneficial in two of the most life-threatening diseases – heart disease and cancer.
Essential Oil Of Asafoetida
Asafoetida (Feaula asafoetida) is a small plant grows wild in India. The aromatic gum obtained by incision from the roots of the plant is in popular use in India for many centuries as a flavouring agent, as an ingredient in condiments and in many spice mixtures.
Asafoetida oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the asafoetida gum. The essential oil of asafoetida is highly used as a flavouring agent in certain delicacies. It is used as a carminative and stimulant. Being a nervine and pulmonary stimulant this oil is used as an expectorant. Asafoetida oil is also used for intestinal disorders and as a blood purifier.
Tribulus Terrestris Extract
Tribulus terrestris is a perennial trailing plant, growing wildly all over india. It has been used widely in the ayurvedic system of medicine for the treatment of various urinary disorders including urolithiasis. It is effective against oxalate and stone formation in urine. The greeks used tribulus terrestris as a diuretic. In china and vietnam it has been used as a styptic, in the treatment of post-partum haemorrhage, epistaxis and gastro intestinal bleeding. It is a south african remedy for inflammation and arthritis.
tribulus terrestris extract is prepared by crystallising the alcohol extract of the whole plant. The extract contains alkaloids, saponins, resins and nitrates and is popularly used as a sports nutritient in usa. The extract of the plant is recognized as a diuretic and aphrodisiac. It has anti-oxidant and hypolipedemic activities. Tribulus terrestris extract was effectively used for nonspecific impotence and aging. All the pharmacological properties of tribulus terrestris are clinically proven.
Guggul Lipid Extract
Guggul is the gum resin from the tree commiphora mukul, a small thorny tree belonging to the same genus as myrrh and having similar components and actions. The tree grows throughout india and arabia. The guggul resin contains steroids, diterpenoids and aliphatic esters. The active component is guggulsterone, a steroid compound [4,17(20)-pregnadiene-3,16-dione].
the resin has been used in ayurvedic preparations for centuries to treat various ailments, including obesity, bone fractures, arthritis, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and lipid disorders. Modern research has confirmed these properties of guggul. The anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory activity of the gum was demonstrated as early as 1960. Work on the hypo-cholesterolemic property soon followed and confirmed in animal and human studies
in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the combined effect of diet and guggulipid was as great as the reported lipid lowering effects of lipid-lowering drugs. Guggulipid also effectively inhibited ldl oxidation. A combination of guggul and inula racemosa was shown to be superior to nitroglycerine in reducing chest pain and dyspnea associated with angina.
guggul in hypercholesterolemia: recent research has thrown light on the possible lipid lowering mechanism of guggulipid. Cholesterol levels are controlled in a number of ways including intestinal uptake, endogenous biosynthesis, transport and elimination. Guggulipid probably works by the last-mentioned mechanism – elimination.