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The biological action of saponins in animal systems: a review.
TLDR
Saponins are steroid or triterpenoid glycosides, common in a large number of plants and plant products that are important in human and animal nutrition and they have also been found to significantly affect growth, feed intake and reproduction in animals.
Concomitant Induction of Systemic Resistance to Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans in Cucumber by Trichoderma asperellum (T-203) and Accumulation of Phytoalexins
TLDR
The results suggest that similar to beneficial rhizobacteria, T. asperellum may activate separate metabolic pathways in cucumber that are involved in plant signaling and biosynthesis, eventually leading to the systemic accumulation of phytoalexins.
Antioxidant activities and anthocyanin content of fresh fruits of common fig (Ficus carica L.).
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Fruits of the Mission variety contained the highest levels of polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins and exhibited the highest antioxidant capacity.
Olive leaf extract as a hypoglycemic agent in both human diabetic subjects and in rats.
TLDR
Olive leaf extract may represent an effective adjunct therapy that normalizes glucose homeostasis in individuals with diabetes, and animal models indicate that this may be facilitated through the reduction of starch digestion and absorption.
The Use of Medicinal Herbs by Diabetic Jordanian Patients
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The main conclusion of this survey is that the use of medicinal herbs among diabetic patient in Jordan is common and it is essential to increase the level of awareness among diabetic patients and health care providers regarding the efficacy and toxicity of these medicinal herbs.
Color, sugars and organic acids composition in aril juices and peel homogenates prepared from different pomegranate accessions.
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Differences in pomegranate fruit size and aril weight of 29 accessions grown in Israel are described, and those of titratable acidity and citric acid changed significantly, suggesting that they are the main contributors to juice taste.
Interactions between CYP3A4 and Dietary Polyphenols
TLDR
Interactions between dietary polyphenols and CYP3A4 as they relate to structural considerations, food-drug interactions, and potential negative consequences of interactions between CYP 3A4 and polyphenolics are focused on.
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