Nutraceutical, a portmanteau the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”, is a food or food product that provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease.
Ginseng, a widely popular superfood, has long been used in traditional medicine. The health benefits of ginseng are largely attributed to compounds called ginsenosides, which are present in the roots, stems, and leaves of the plant. Ginsenosides are known to prevent inflammation, diabetes, and cancer, and can also help control blood cholesterol levels and reduce aging.
According to recent research at the University of Guelph, a compound found in avocados may one day lead to improved leukemia treatment.
Researchers in Italy have developed an innovative new platform that can detect residual cannabinoid content in commercially available hemp flours.