Endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation caused by various plant extracts.


In a previous study (Am J Physiol 1993;265: H774-8), we found that certain red wines and other grape products caused endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation. In the present study, aqueous extracts of a variety of vegetables, fruits, teas, nuts, herbs, and spices were tested for their endothelium-dependent relaxing ability in vitro. Rings of rat aorta, with or… (More)