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HERBAL ANTIOXIDANT
Herbal antioxidant is a 100% vegan. Food supplement that is intended to supply real antioxidant nutrients is needed to maintain and support optimal health and protection from free radicals.

Each antioxidant is believed to help address the effects of aging, support healthy brain tissues, maintain capillary integrity and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

The Role of Herbs and Spices in Health
The antioxidant properties of herbs and spices play an important impact in the oxidative modification in lowering the density of lipoprotein cholesterol in the development of artherosclerosis.

There is an evidence that consuming half to one clove of garlic daily may have a cholesterol lowering effect up to 9%.

Also studies prove that consuming about 7.2g of aged garlic extract has been associated with anticlotting and also modest reduction in blood pressure.

Researches also affect the evidence for the effect of some herbal supplement on pathological and cognitive function.

There is also a strong evidence for the use of ginger in ameliorating arthritic knee pain.

COMMON HERBAL ANTIOXIDANTS USED IN CLINICALPRACTICE:

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Common name

Botanical Name

Parts used

Clinical use

1.

Ginger

zingiber officinale

(Zingiberaceae)

Rhizome

Used as an aid to prevent nausea from motion.

2.

Turmeric

curcuma longa

 (zingiberaceae)

Rhizome

Used to treat anorexia.

3.

Triphala

emblica officinalis

terminalia chebula

(combretaceae)

Dried fruits

Has the potential to rejuvenate the aging cells.

4.

Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba

(ginkgoaceae)

leaves

Has free radical scavenging properties.

5.

Tulsi

Ocimum sanctum

(lamiaceae)

Medicinal herb

Potential to deal with aging cells and oxidative stress.

6.

Neem

Azardirachta indica

(meliaceae)

 Various parts of neem tree like flowers,bark

Anti-diabetic.

7.

Belladona herb

Atropa belladonna

(solanaceae)

Dried leaves or ariel parts of Atropa belladona

Anti-spasmodic

8.

Garlic

Allium sativum

(liliaceae)

bulbs

Antiemetic.

9.

Cinnamon

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

(lauraceae)

Dried inner bark

Falvouring agent.

10.

Cardamom

Elettaria cardamomum

(zingiberaceae)

Dried ripe fruits

Carminative

PHYTOCHEMICALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES OF HERBAL ANTIOXIDANTS:
Triphala has been used for centuries in Indian Systems as alternative medicine as dietary supplements for rejuvenation, due to its prophylactic and therapeutic properties.

The three constituents of triphala i.e. Terminalia chebula is reported to contain ascorbic acid, gallic acid etc.

Terminalia bellerica has gallic acid, tannic acid and ascorbic acid.

Emblica officinalis is a rich source of Vitamin c and also has flavonoids ,ellagic acid and gallic acid.

Basils contain a wide range of essential oils rich in phenolic compounds and a wide array of other natural products including polyphenols such as flavonoids and anthocyanin.

Studies have suggested positive association between the consumption of phenol is rich food or beaverages and the prevention of diseases.

Effects have been attributed to antioxidant components such as plant phenolics including flavonoids and polypropanoids.

Widely used medicinal herb among basil is Ocinum Sacntum , Linn. Its natural principles such as rosamarinic  acid , lithospermic acid , eugenol , 1,8 –cineole phenolics  and flavonoids are responsible for its diverse medicinal activities.

CONCLUSION
The above article hence bestows the hypothetical existence of Antioxidant and its all-encompassing protection against cellular wear and damage.

The article mainly emphasises on the importance and the advantageous effects of Natural Antioxidants.

The various sources and the origin of various antioxidants have been enumerated. Also the advantage of natural antioxidant over the various synthetic sources have been stated. The toxic effects and the therapeutic disadvantages of synthetic antioxidants in today’s genera has been detailed respectively.

Herbal Antioxidant particularly has been discussed in detail. The herbs and spices associated with Herbal Antioxidants has been discussed and also its imperative role in the maintenance of health has been stated.

Hence, the superiority of Natural antioxidants over the synthetic have been proven in terms of safety, tolerance and non-toxicity.

REFERENCES:

  • Hamid A.A., Aieyelaagbe O.O., Usman L.A., Ameen O.M., and Lawal A , Antioxidant: Its Medicinal Application , African Journal Of Pure And Applied Chemistry, 2010 , Vol. 4(8) , 142-151
  • Weiner M.A., Herbal Antioxidants in Clinical Practice ,Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 1994,Vol. 9(3) , 167-176
  • Jamesdaniel S and Asme S, Herbal Antioxidants as Rejuvenators, Phytochemicals - Bioactivities and Impact on Health , ISBN : 978-953-307-424-5,Intech

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