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Myricetin: A Dietary Molecule with Diverse Biological Activities
Myricetin is a common plant-derived flavonoid and is well recognised for its nutraceuticals value. It is one of the key ingredients of various foods and beverages. The compound exhibits a wide range… Expand
Gingerols and shogaols: Important nutraceutical principles from ginger.
- R. B. Semwal, D. Semwal, Sandra Combrinck, A. Viljoen
- Chemistry, Medicine
- 1 September 2015
Gingerols are the major pungent compounds present in the rhizomes of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) and are renowned for their contribution to human health and nutrition. Medicinal properties of… Expand
A comprehensive scientific overview of Garcinia cambogia.
The fruit rind of Garcinia gummi-gutta, commonly known as Garcinia cambogia (syn.), is extensively used traditionally as a flavourant in fish curries due to its sharp sour taste. Additional… Expand
Recent trends in oral transmucosal drug delivery systems: an emphasis on the soft palatal route
- N. S. Satheesh Madhav, R. Semwal, D. Semwal, R. B. Semwal
- Expert opinion on drug delivery
- 18 May 2012
Introduction: The oral mucosa is an appropriate route for drug delivery systems, as it evades first-pass metabolism, enhances drug bioavailability and provides the means for rapid drug transport to… Expand
From arrow poison to herbal medicine--the ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological significance of Cissampelos (Menispermaceae).
- D. Semwal, R. B. Semwal, I. Vermaak, A. Viljoen
- Journal of ethnopharmacology
- 11 September 2014
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Cissampelos species have a rich history of traditional use, being used for both therapeutic and toxic properties. It is traditionally applied therapeutically in a… Expand
Chemical Constituents and Biological Significance of the Genus Ilex (Aquifoliaceae)
The genus Ilex (Aquifoliaceae) was reviewed for its chemical constituents and pharmacological significance including traditional uses. The structure-activity relationship for various compounds was… Expand
Inhibitory Effects of Extracts and Isolates from Kigelia africana Fruits against Pathogenic Bacteria and Yeasts
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. (Bignoniaceae) is a reputed traditional remedy for various human ailments such as skin diseases, microbial infections, melanoma, stomach troubles, metabolic disorders,… Expand
Butein: From ancient traditional remedy to modern nutraceutical
Butein (2′,3,4,4′-tetrahydroxychalcone), a simple chalcone derivative, occurs in many unrelated genera including Butea Dahlia, Coreopsis and Searsia. It is a reputed food additive and a common… Expand
Yoga Practice Improves the Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background: Yoga, an ancient Indian system of exercise and therapy is an art of good living or an integrated system for the benefit of the body, mind, and inner spirit. Regular practice of yoga can… Expand
Efficacy and safety of Stephania glabra: an alkaloid-rich traditional medicinal plant
Stephania glabra (Roxb.) Miers (Menispermaceae) has long been used for the treatment of asthma, tuberculosis, dysentery, hyperglycaemia, cancer, fever, intestinal complaints, sleep disturbances and… Expand