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What is Dandelion? Dandelion is an herb that uses widely around the communities. Several parts of the dandelion can be used including the flower, leave and roots. It is also an herb rich in phytochemicals including sesquiterpene lactones, taraxacin and taraxasterol. Dandelion is also rich in vitamins and minerals which are vitamin A, C, K,

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What is Quercetin? Quercetin is a type of flavonoid that can be found in fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables that contain quercetin are grapes, berries, citrus fruit, onion, broccoli and kale. It has unique health properties that improve both mental and physical performance. Quercetin’s antioxidant property can bind and neutralize free radicals. Free

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What is Perilla Seed? Perilla seeds from perilla are traditionally used as spices and to make medicine. It has been traditionally used to promote healthy respiratory and immune function. The seeds are rich in dietary fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin C and protein. Perilla seed extract contains antioxidative flavonoids as aglycons. The flavonoid aglycones include polyphenols

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What is Echinacea? Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is a medicinal herb with promising medical property. Initially, echinacea widely use by Europe and America to alleviate common colds. Echinacea extracts rich in glycoproteins and polysaccharides have long been reported to have immunoactivity. Today people around the world use the supplements contain Echinacea to assist the treatment of

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What is Yeast Beta Glucan? Beta-glucans are natural ingredients that can be found in food such as baker’s yeast, mushroom, cereal grains, barley and wheat. Beta-glucan from different sources has different health benefits to the human body. Beta-glucan normally extracts from the cell wall of yeast can influence the immune-modulating abilities. The common beta-glucan from

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What is Torula Yeast Extract? Torula yeast is also known as Candida utilis. It can be found everywhere including wood, paper pulp and any substrates that are rich in cellulose. It has a high nutritional value. Torula yeast has high protein content can be as high as 60%. The protein content in torula yeast is

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What is Peppermint Leaf? Peppermint has been used for thousand of years of its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits. Peppermint can consist of fresh or dry leaves for use in food or tea. It is also the most widely single ingredients herbal tea. Peppermint is rich in several bioactive compounds including rosmarinic acid and

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What is Ginger? Ginger is originated from South-East Asia. Ginger used in many countries as a flavoring agent and herbal medicine for centuries. The health-promising of ginger is attributed to its rich phytochemical. More than 100 bioactive compounds have report isolated from ginger. The major compound of ginger are gingerols, zingiberene, zingerone as well as

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What is Perilla Leaf? Perilla leaf is an annual herbal plant that belongs to the mint family. It is widely cultivated in Asia countries and use as traditional medicine or functional food throughout Asian communities. It contains several useful bioactive compounds such as phenolic compounds and flavonoids. The perilla leaf showed antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antidepressant,

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What is Fruit Enzyme? Enzymes are protein molecules that control almost every biochemical process in our body. They act as catalysts for the human cells to function. The body‘s ability to digest, absorb and utilize nutrients depends on the presence of enzymes. Enzymes extracted from fruits like bromelain (from pineapples) and papain (from papaya) have