Written by Simon Ido | MCS. Forwarded by Prof. Shoseyov Oded

Ginseng Root

Highlights Ginseng, a traditional folk medicine, is a medici- nal root containing steroid and saponin molecules known as ginsenosides[6]. Considered largely safe[4], ginseng has a wide range of effects on multiple body systems[1, 2], thought to be through the regulation of cellular responses in different tissues[1]. Ginseng has been recommended by some researchers as a …

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Brahmi, Bacopa Monnieri

Highlights Bacopa monnieri a creeping plant considered in the Ayurvedic system as a herb to boost memory [3] Brahmi contains Bacosides which are a family of saponins with unique neuroprotective and adapto- genic effects on the CNS[5,7] Brahmi has double-blind, randomized, placebo- controlled studies in humans demonstrating its nootropic and adaptogenic effects[1,2,3,4,5] Background Bacopa monnieri, …

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Piper methysticum, Kava

Kava is a plant used traditionally by Pacific Island societies for its relaxing properties[1, 6, 8, 9]. Kava contains kavalactones, which hold anxiolytic and sleep-inducing properties[8, 10]. Kavalactones have GABAergic properties and also affect the endocannabinoid system[7, 8]. Background Piper methysticum, otherwise known as Kava, is a tradi- tional plant native to Pacific societies utilized for cen- …

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