Press Release | Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological profile of rose hip


The genus Rosa from family Rosaceae is one of the most widespread species from the family. One species, rose hip (rose haw), is known as a good source of different types of micronutrients and phytochemicals such as phenolic acids, tannins, and flavonoids. It is known as a traditional treatment in folk medicine. It has been used for the treatment of several illness including ear, nose, and throat problems since old times.

This article by Dr. Amirhossein Sahebkar et al. is published in Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2018. To obtain the article, please visit:


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Can Mangoes Make Me Healthy?

King of fruits has begun to ripe and we are all feeling water in our mouths. Summer marks the arrival of mangoes which we all are dearly awaiting. Mangoes are outrageously popular for their taste but few realize that they are actually capable of giving us vital nutrition.


Oozing with love for mangoes, I fancy giving you some essential benefits the king of fruits offers. Have a read.

  1. Cancer deterrent – A number of antioxidant compounds abundant in mangoes help keep cancer threat far away. Quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid, methylgallat and several enzymes, present in mangoes, do the magic and keep us fit.
  2. Keeper of fresh skin – Contradictory to popular belief, the fruit keeps the skin fresh and glowing. It cleans pores and fights off pimples.
  3. Good for eyes – Mangoes have a good amount of Vitamin A which is the best feed for the eyes. It prevents eye diseases, especially night-blindness.
  4. Destroys cholesterol – Mango has high fibre, pectin and Vitamin C which deals well against the bad cholesterol.
  5. Increases alkalis in body – Mangoes also make us alkaline which is very helpful to maintain healthy nature of the body.

There is a lot more that the king of fruits does for us. But if you still want to enjoy it for taste, go on… the mangoes are all yours!!!

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