What is homeostasis? The definition of homeostasis states that biological systems in an organism maintain stability while adjusting to changing external conditions.
Sencha green tea is a variety of Japanese green tea, derived from Camellia sinensis. Camellia Sinensis is known for the presence of preserved polyphenols greater than 30% of the total weight in its variety, with it being used medicinally since ancient times.
Rosmarinus officinalis L. (rosemary), is an aromatic herb that belongs to Lamiaceae family, cultivated worldwide but originated from the Mediterranean region and Asia.
Chasteberry, also known as Vitex Agnus-Castus is a small tree or shrub, widely known and distributed in the Mediterranean region and in Central Asia.
Chamomile is one of the oldest, most widely used and well documented medicinal plants in the world (5). It is a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae or Compositae).
Pomegranate originates from the Middle East, with finds such as fossilized leaves, branches and seeds dating back to the Early Bronze Age (3500–2000 BC).
Tangerine has been recognized as having a high content of bioactive compounds.
Beetroot (Beta vulgaris rubra) is a vegetable rich in nitrates, antioxidants, and polyphenolic compounds.
Cannabis is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant, which belongs to the small family of Cannabaceae that differs from marijuana.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a common garden plant used medicinally in Europe, China, the United States, and India. Calendula has been used for jaundice, it is a well-known anti-inflammatory herb, diaphoretic, analgesic, antiseptic and as an antispasmodic.
Peppermint is a naturally occurring hybrid of spearmint (Mentha spicata) and wild mint (Mentha aquatica).
Matcha green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, like the green tea; however, is processed differently.
Lemon Balm is a perennial, lemon-scented herb native to southern Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa (1)
Red Raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus) belongs to the Rosacea family.
Salvia officinalis (sage) belongs to the Lamiaceae family, with over 900 species throughout the world. Salvia officinalis is a known a medicinal herb in Iranian medicine (8).
Tribulus Terrestris, is known exotic plant, which has been used in traditional, ancient medicine in Greece, China, and India (Ayuverdic Medicine), for infertility, impotence, erectile dysfunction, and low libido.
Greek mountain tea is a popular naturally un-caffeinated Eastern European beverage derived from Sideritis scardica (ironwort), a hardy perennial which is renowned for flourishing at high altitude. Caffeine-free Greek mountain tea appear to be rich in phenolic acids, principally ferulic acid and chlorogenic acid and the flavone compound apigenin.
Saffron (Crocus sativus), derived from the Arabic word yellow, represents the high concentration of carotenoid pigments in the spots of saffron flowers .
Spinach is a known dark green leafy vegetable, member of the Amaranthaceae family that includes beets and chard. Spinach is believed to originate in Iran; however, it found its way through parts of Asia and Europe. Spinach is categorised in three types according to the leaf texture: smooth-leaf, savoy, and semi-savoy (1).
Cranberries are one of the only three native Northern American fruits (2). They are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese, vitamin E, K1, and copper. They are also nearly ninety percent water and rich in complex phytochemicals such as proanthocyanins, anthocyanins, flavanols, and phenolic acids (1).
Lavender is a perennial evergreen plant native to the Mediterranean countries, including France, Spain, Andorra, and Italy .
Angelica sinensis (Danggui), is a known dried root that is commonly used as a Chinese medicinal herb to enrich blood, promote blood circulation, and treat menstrual disorders such as dysmenorrhea and irregular menstrual cycle (1).
Gunpowder Green Tea is a traditional Chinese tea that comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, which is grown in most of thirty countries. Gunpowder green tea is known for its bold, green curled leaf and for its powerful green flavour.
Rooibos derives from Aspalathus linearis (Burm.f.) a fynbos plant part of the Cape Floristic Region (South Africa), a known plant that has been consumed since the late 1700s (1).
Nettle tea, commonly known as stinging nettle or nettle leaf, known by the Latin name Urtica dioica, with a long medicinal history. Nettle tea is made by infusing the leaves of the plant in hot water.
Turmeric, the dried rhizome powder of Curcuma Longa, an herb of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family, is widely cultivated in Asia, India, China and other tropical countries. Turmeric contains Curcumin, an orange yellow component, known for its anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects in the last two decades.
Holy basil, also known as Tulsi in hindu or tulasi in Sanskrit, is a highly revered culinary and medicinal aromatic herb from the family Lamiaceae that is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent and been used within Ayurvedic medicine more than 3000 years (1).
The cultivation of olive trees is a known practice in the Mediterranean region, which dates to ancient times, with the average annual consumption being between 0.5 and 1.5kg/person Olive tree leaves are known in the Mediterranean region, where they are used as traditional medicine.
Ginger root (Zingiber officinal Roscoe.) is a worldwide known spice used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayuverda (1). Ginger is member of the Zingiberaceae plant family, native to southern Asia, consisting of 49 genera and 1,300 species, 80–90 of which are Zingiber.
Ceylon cinnamon is a spice made from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees. There are two varieties of cinnamon: Ceylon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CZ)) and Cassia (Cinnamon cassia (CC), also known as Chinese cinnamon). Ceylon cinnamon is considered a more delicate and complex in flavour spice.
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