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The liver: the hepatoprotective effects of curcumin

You’re no doubt familiar with the health benefits of turmeric. In addition to being a cooking ingredient, the plant Curcuma longa L. is widely used in phytotherapy – and with good cause, since it contains a powerful active principle called curcumin. Scientists believe this substance has remarkable therapeutic benefits including...
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Preventing hepatitis: an issue of global urgency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is using the occasion of World Hepatitis Day on 28 July to emphasise the importance of combatting this inflammatory liver disease. Usually caused by a virus, hepatitis can lead to serious, life-threatening complications such as cirrhosis or liver cancer 1 . A genuine public health...
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Well-being: the benefits of oak wood extract

Did you know that oak wood contains powerful active principles? The oak tree - a symbol of immortality and fertility in many ancestral traditions - has indeed been used therapeutically for hundreds of years. Research has shown that it is its high polyphenol content, and more specifically, the presence of...
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The incredibly versatile benefits of turmeric (2/2)

In India, turmeric is used to treat a wide variety of ailments including gastrointestinal problems, inflammation, headaches, infections and colds. It is turmeric’s curcuminoid content, particularly curcumin, which is responsible for its numerous and wide-ranging health benefits. From improving digestive function and supporting liver detox processes, to conferring powerful anti-inflammatory...
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PPC, a soya extract for treating liver disease

Polyenylphosphatidylcholine or PPC, is extracted from soya. It is approved in many countries as a treatment for chronic liver disease. Scientific evidence increasingly suggests that PPC’s benefits extend beyond the liver to the stomach, pancreas and cardiovascular system. Its efficacy may be explained in part by its antioxidant potency. Read more
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