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Phenolic compounds from Fennel: Liver Protective Antioxidant Activity

April 21, 2012

Fennel (F. Vulgare), a widespread plant species commonly used as a spice and flavoring, was studied by Ghanem et al for its natural antioxidants.

Two phenolic compounds, i.e. 3,4-dihydroxy-phenethylalchohol-6-O-caffeoyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (A) and 3΄,8΄-binaringenin (B) were isolated from the fennel wild herb for the first time.

An in vitro model method on liver cells was used for the investigation on the hepatotoxic effects of fennel extracts.  Fennel components were shown to have  hepatoprotective effect against the toxic effect of paracetamol.

 

Fennel is a key ingredient in CALM&RELAX, and SLIM&FIT.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2012 3:59 pm

    Fennel also promotes estrogen production. Something to keep in mind if one has hormonal issues!

  2. April 22, 2012 1:02 pm

    Reblogged this on InspiredWeightloss!.

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