Syzygium cumini: A Tree from the Indian Subcontinent with Multiple Health Benefits

Syzygium cumini, also known as jambul, jambolan, jamblang, or jamun, is an evergreen tropical tree in the flowering plant family Myrtaceae.  Syzygium cumini is native to the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions of Southeast Asia. The species ranges across India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.   The name of the fruit

Phytochemicals as Chemopreventive Agents

According to a remarkable article published in the September 2008 issue of Pharmaceutical Research (25(9): 2097–2116) (Published online 2008 Jul 15. doi: 10.1007/s11095-008-9661-9), entitled Cancer is a Preventable Disease that Requires Major Lifestyle Changes, the authors identified a number of phytochemicals that have been researched for their ability to act as chemopreventive agents.  A chemopreventive agent

Spices for Neuroprotection

The Global Prevalence of Neurological Disorders Neurological disorders are a group of progressive disorders that damage or destroy the function of the neurons and the brain.  With the ongoing aging population, especially with the baby-boomer population in the United States, the issue of addressing these neurological disorders are of paramount importance. A 2006 report from

Cloves: Multiple Health Benefits

Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. The clove tree is an evergreen tree that grows up to 8–12 m tall, with large leaves and sanguine flowers grouped in terminal clusters. The flower buds initially have a pale hue, gradually turn green, then transition to a bright