Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Foods rich in apigenin

Foods rich in apigenin include apples, endive, beans, broccoli, celery, cherries, cloves, grapes, leeks, onions, barley, parsley and tomatoes, while plant-derived beverages containing apigenin include tea and wine. Apigenin is natural flavonoid present in the leaves and stems of plants, including fruits and vegetables.


No wonder people who eat a lot of fruit and veg live a long time.

Luteolin 1

This entry is for my own reference and does not claim any accuracy and the information is drawn mainly from Wikipedia.

Luteolin (Lt)) is an antioxidant and anti-inflamatory, an inhibitor of PDE4.

Found in celery, swede, carrot, oregano, carrots and olive oil. High levels in celery and parsley.

Inhibits inflammatory response in the brain see http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/7/1/3.

and http://www.dietaryfiberfood.com/antioxidants/flavonoid-antioxidant.php

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First fruit 2010

About a week ago I noticed the first green blackberries. This year flowers seem to be turning to fruit very quickly. Today I noticed that the flowers on an elder tree in Dorset had almost all turned into green berries.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Tea tree oil and inflamation

It's impossible to say for certain, but I think it is possible that using too much tea tree oil can cause an inflammatory response.