The word carotenoid sounds complicated and “science-y,” but these nutrient compounds are a part of your everyday world—and thanks to their colorful pigments, they make that world a more colorful place.
Breviscapine remodels myocardial glucose and lipid metabolism by regulating serotonin to alleviate doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity
The broad-spectrum anticancer drug doxorubicin (Dox) is associated with a high incidence of cardiotoxicity, which severely affects the clinical application of the drug and patients’ quality of life. Here, we assess how Dox modulates myocardial energy and contractile function and this could aid the development of relevant protective drugs.
Panax notoginseng is a dietary supplement derived from the root of the Panax notoginseng plant, which is native to China. It is used to promote overall health and wellness, and is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties.
You slather on night cream and chug tons of water, but the secret to glowing skin might actually be this hard-to-pronounce antioxidant.
Polygonum capitatum, the Hmong Medicinal Flora: A Comprehensive Review of Its Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Pharmacokinetic Characteristics
Polygonum capitatum, known as “Tou Hua Liao” (Chinese name), is a crucial source of Hmong medicinal plants that has benefited human health for a long time. This folk-medicinal plant is widely distributed in the south-west of China for the treatment of various urologic disorders including urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis, and urinary calculus.
Stroke and myocardial infarction are among the most common causes of mortality and disability in the world. The ischemic injury underlying these illnesses is complex, involving intricate interplays among many biological functions including energy metabolism, vascular regulation,
Flowery Knotweed, scientifically known as Polygonum capitatum, is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Polygonaceae family. Native to East Asia, particularly China, Japan, and Korea, it has become naturalized in various regions around the world. Commonly referred to as “knotweed,” this plant is recognized for its vigorous growth, distinctive knot-like clusters of flowers, and invasive nature.
Breviscapine is one of the extracts of several flavonoids of Erigeron breviscapus. Scutellarin is the main active component of breviscapine, and the qualitative or quantitative criteria as well. Scutellarin and its analogs share a similar skeleton of the flavonoids. Breviscapine has been widely used in the treatment of cerebral infarction and its sequelae, cerebral thrombus, coronary heart disease (CHD), and angina pectoris.
Notoginseng (San Qi, 三七，田七) is a precious Chinese herb that has been used by Chinese people for over 3000 years. In the classic TCM book “Supplements to Compendium of Materia Medica”, it says: