Frankincense – Proven natural remedy for inflammation May 8, 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. As early as 1500 BC, the medicinal use of frankincense (Boswellia) was mentioned in writing. Its use was and is very diverse. The most important property of frankincense is its anti-inflammatory effect. Over 200 ingredients have now been isolated from frankincense. […]

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Antioxidants, OPC and Q10 March 3, 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. Scientific research has clearly shown that free radicals contribute to the damage and destruction of cells and tissues. Many health problems and also the signs of premature aging are a result of cell damage. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to protect oneself from

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Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine March 22, 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. Alternative medicine is rooted in the tradition of all peoples of our world. It is as diverse as its origins from the most varied cultures. If there are commonalities of alternative healing methods, it is the strong connection to nature and the conscious, mindful approach to

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Triterpenes – Why they are so valuable for us March 22, 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. Triterpenes belong to the group of lipids. The so-called steroids are derived from the lipids. These include: Steroid hormones Sterols (= sterols) such as cholesterol or mycosterols (ergosterol or ergosterol as a precursor of vitamin D) Bile acids Triterpenes

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Nopal – prickly pear: valuable effect in natural medicine January 9, 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. Nopal, known as prickly pear in German, is a shrubby cactus plant with fleshy leaves up to 30 cm long. Mature plants can reach a height of up to seven meters. Due to its valuable ingredients, of the more

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Chitin – An impressive polysaccharide January 22, 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. Chitin is the second most abundant biopolymer in the world, which in this case means a natural, long-chain carbohydrate compound. In fungi, crustaceans and insects, chitin forms a supporting skeleton. The subunit of chitin is N-acetylglucosamine, which is a component of hyaluronic acid,

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Polysaccharides and glycoproteins

Polysaccharides and glycoproteins April 16, 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. Polysaccharides are also called glycans and, as polysaccharides, are a subgroup of carbohydrates. Depending on which individual sugars they are composed of, they have different names. The following eight essential individual sugars are the building blocks for polysaccharides: glucose, galactose, mannose, fucose, xylose, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine,

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Ashwagandha – Important medicinal plant in Ayurveda 08 April 2022Dr. Dorothee Bös et al. The ashwagandha plant – certainly better known to us as winter cherry or sleeping berry. The home of the Ashwagandha plant is mainly the Indian subcontinent. There, as well as throughout South Asia, the precious plant has been used for centuries.

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Adenosine – Occurrence and effect January 23, 2022Dipl.-Biol. Dorothee Ogroske et al. Adenosine is a basic building block of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is the energy supplier of all cells and also a building block of DNA. Adenosine also functions as a neurotransmitter with a similar molecular structure to caffeine, occupying the same receptors but

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