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   Feb 28

Dragon’s Blood

Authors: Carlsen MH, Halvorsen BL, Holte K, Bøhn SK, Dragland S, Sampson L, Willey C, Senoo H, Umezono Y, Sanada C, Barikmo I, Berhe N, Willett WC, Phillips KM, Jacobs DR Jr, Blomhoff R.

The total antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods, beverages, spices, herbs and supplements used worldwide.

Nutr J. 2010 Jan 22;9:3″. “Gurgel LA, Silva RM, Santos FA, Martins DT, Mattes PO, Rao VS.

Studies on the antidiarrhoeal effect of dragon’s blood from Croton urucurana.

Phytother Res. 2001 Jun;15(4):319-22”. “Miller MJ, Bobrowski P, Shukla M, Gupta K, Haqqi TM.

Chondroprotective effects of a proanthocyanidin rich Amazonian genonutrient reflects direct inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases and upregulation of IGF-1 production by human chondrocytes. J Inflamm (Lond). 2007 Aug 14;4:16”.

“Sandoval M, Okuhama NN, Clark M, Angeles FM, Lao J, Bustamante S, Miller MJ. Sangre de grado Croton palanostigma induces apoptosis in human gastrointestinal cancer cells.

J Ethnopharmacol. 2002 May;80(2-3):121-9”. “Lopes MI, Saffi J, Echeverrigaray S, Henriques JA, Salvador M. Mutagenic and antioxidant activities of Croton lechleri sap in biological systems. J Ethnopharmacol. 2004 Dec;95(2-3):437-45”.

Closing out our exploration of the ground-breaking antioxidant analysis of thousands of foods, herbs, and spices, crowned by cloves, a hundred times more antioxidants than blueberries, here for comparison’s sake, then amla, then triphala, which we should probably avoid due to toxic metal contamination, and then by far the single most antioxidant-packed substance on the planet earth, “sangre de grado”: blood of the dragon – a bright red sap that oozes when you slash into the bark of this Amazonian tree. Leading to amusing article names such as, “Studies on the Antidiarrhoeal Effect of Dragon’s Blood”. [Phytotherapy Research 15, 319-322 (2001)]…

Source: nutritionfacts.org

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