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Digestive stimulant action of spices: a myth or reality?

  title={Digestive stimulant action of spices: a myth or reality?},
  author={K. Platel and K. Srinivasan},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  volume={119 5},
  • K. Platel, K. Srinivasan
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Indian journal of medical research
  • Spices have long been recognized for their digestive stimulant action. Several spices are also employed in medicinal preparations against digestive disorders in traditional and Indian systems of medicine. Earlier reports on the digestive stimulant action of spices are largely empirical; only in recent years, this beneficial attribute of spices has been authenticated in exhaustive animal studies. Animal studies have shown that many spices induce higher secretion of bile acids which play a vital… CONTINUE READING
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