All posts by: Cathy

About Cathy

Cathy Leenerts graduated from Ohio State University majoring in applied chemistry. She has been writing about various materials for three years at Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM). She is committed to providing brief and accurate articles for readers. Comments and emails are welcome.

Comparative Overview of Apigenin (Chamomile Extract)

Introduction Apigenin, or Chamomile Extract, is renowned for its significant medicinal properties utilized in traditional medicine for centuries. This essay delves into the comparative effectiveness of apigenin against synthetic drugs, highlighting its potential benefits and applications. Health Benefits of Apigenin in Chamomile Apigenin is a bioactive flavonoid prominently found in chamomile (Matricaria recutita). This herb … Continue reading

April 16, 2024 Herbal Extracts

Something you need to know about Coenzyme Q10

Introduction Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known as ubiquinone, is a naturally occurring compound that plays a critical role in the body’s energy production and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Given its pivotal functions, it’s no surprise that CoQ10 supplementation has garnered attention for its potential health benefits.  [1] However, like any supplement, CoQ10’s interaction with … Continue reading

April 10, 2024 Herbal Extracts

Top 3 Natural Sleep Aids for a Restful Night

Introduction In the pursuit of a restful night’s sleep, many turn to the gentle yet effective powers of herbal extracts. Unlike their pharmaceutical counterparts, these natural sleep aids offer a soothing path to slumber without the harsh side effects or risk of dependency. Among the plethora of herbs known for their sleep-inducing qualities, Valerian Root, … Continue reading

April 6, 2024 Herbal Extracts

Herbal Extracts: Nature’s Defense against Free Radicals

Introduction In the quest for health and longevity, the role of herbal extracts in combating free radicals has garnered significant attention. These naturally occurring molecules, while essential to metabolic processes, can cause oxidative stress when imbalanced. They can lead to cellular damage and a host of chronic diseases. Herbal extracts, rich in antioxidants, offer a … Continue reading

March 6, 2024 Foods & Nutraceuticals, Herbal Extracts, Skin Care

Mechanisms of Action: How Artemisinin Targets Parasites

Introduction Malaria claims hundreds of thousands of lives annually. In the ongoing battle against this disease, artemisinin stands as a beacon of hope. This remarkable compound comes from the sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua), and it has dramatically transformed the landscape of antimalarial therapy. Its discovery marked a significant breakthrough in the fight against malaria. … Continue reading

February 19, 2024 Herbal Extracts