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.

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

The Potent Artemisinin from Traditional Chinese Medicine

Introduction: In the realm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the ancient wisdom of herbal remedies has yielded remarkable treasures. One such extraordinary discovery is artemisinin. It is a natural compound derived from the sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua). Artemisinin begins from a traditional remedy and grows into a globally acclaimed antimalarial agent. This tale intertwines … Continue reading

January 25, 2024 Herbal Extracts, SCC news

Chondroitin Sulfate: Supporting Collagen Formation

Introduction Collagen is the structural protein abundant in our bodies. It plays a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity of various tissues, including skin, bones, tendons, and joints. One key player in supporting collagen formation is chondroitin sulfate. It is a complex carbohydrate found in connective tissues. In this article, we delve into the intricate … Continue reading

January 15, 2024 Chondroitin Sulfate, Herbal Extracts, Knee Joint Health

Chondroitin Sulfate for Cartilage Support

Introduction Chondroitin sulfate is a crucial component in the realm of joint health and cartilage support. Cartilage is a connective tissue responsible for cushioning joints and enabling smooth movement. With this intricate structure, chondroitin sulfate plays a pivotal role in maintaining structural integrity and resilience. Therefore, chondroitin sulfate is a subject of extensive research and … Continue reading

January 9, 2024 Arthritis, Chondroitin Sulfate, Knee Joint Health

Dihydromyricetin (DHM) for Inflammatory Diseases and Anxiety Disorders

Introduction In recent years, the exploration of natural compounds in the realm of medicinal research has gained significant attention. Among these compounds, dihydromyricetin (DHM) has emerged as a subject of interest.   This article is going to explore its properties in addressing two distinct yet interconnected health concerns: inflammatory diseases and anxiety disorders. Hope that … Continue reading

December 27, 2023 Dihydromyricetin, Herbal Extracts

Clinical Research of Dihydromyricetin (DHM)

Introduction Dihydromyricetin (DHM) has emerged as a subject of growing interest in clinical research due to its diverse pharmacological properties and potential therapeutic applications. Current investigations are shedding light on its promising implications across various health conditions. This condition paves the way for potential clinical uses and future directions in medical practice. This article is … Continue reading

December 22, 2023 Dihydromyricetin, Herbal Extracts