Abstract Ethnopharmacological relevance Melissa officinalis L., commonly known as lemon balm, is one of the most well known edible and medicinal plants of the Lamiaceae family. It is quoted in almost all known medical treatises, from Antiquity up to modern era, such as Corpus Hippocraticum, Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica and later on in medieval medical manuscripts and Pharmacopoeias. Actually, […]
Traditionally Used Sideritis cypria Post.: Phytochemistry, Nutritional Content, Bioactive Compounds of Cultivated Populations.
Sideritis species (Lamiaceae) have been used for many years in the folk medicine. In Cyprus, three endemic Sideritis species have been found; S. curvidens Stapf, S. perfoliata L. and S. cypria Post. S. cypria is a perennial herb belonging to the section Empedoclia Rafin., growing in Pentadactylos Mountains (Cyprus). Traditionally, the infusion of S. cypria […]
Cultivation strategy to improve chemical profile and anti-oxidant activity of Sideritis perfoliata L. subsp. perfoliata
The use of Sideritis spp. in the folk medicine has been recorded in many ethnopharmacological studies. The infusion of Sideritis (Mountain Tea) has been traditionally consumed as herbal tea with therapeutic properties in various countries of the Mediterranean area. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has also recognized it as a traditional medicine and included herba […]
Incretins are metabolic hormones released after a meal that increase insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells. The two main incretins are the intestinal peptides glucagon-like peptide-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide. Both induce a decrease in glycemia, slow down the absorption of nutrients, and are inactivated by the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-4. Recently, incretin-based therapies have become a useful […]