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by Liliane Vuong December 23, 2015 2 min read
Nik Noor (2014) and his research teams conducted a study about the antioxidant activity of Aquilaria Malaccensis leaf extracts (agarwood leaf) which possess significant antioxidant activities.
Infected Aquilaria species are high sought after for its oil, resin for fragrance and incenses. Its leaves offer valuable in medicinal properties.
The preliminary phytochemical screening tests revealed the presence of alkanoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, steroids saponins and tannins which support antioxidant activities, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic and anti-microbial for various medicinal purposes.
Below are constipation relief evidence
Brief summary: In 14 days of study with rat (All experiments were approved by the Animal investigation Committee of Gifu Pharmacological University), the stool frequency and weight is increasing without diarrhoea.
Genkwanin-5-O-beta-primeveroside could play a key role in laxative activityviaacetylcholine receptors in the presented low-fiber diet-induced model.
In the other hand, sleep aid is another benefit agarwood leaves offer.
One of our reviewers say "............. The time of day you drink this tea is also important! It seriously makes you sleepy. The first time I drank it at noon and I just wanted to nap all afternoon. The second time I had it before bed and slept like a baby. Also, keep in mind that this tea does indeed affect your bowel movements..............." (teaviews.com)
Agarwood leaves could be bitter if you put too much into a cup (5 to 8 tea balls in 250 ml cup or glass are sufficient). Flavours such as lemon, fresh or dried orange could be used, even a mix of green tea will make it smoother. Due to its natural chemical composition, you would be relaxed and calm when consumed.
Agargood leaves could be mixed with other tea, dried orange, strawberry , other fruits to vary its taste.
For your interest of chemical composition of agarwood leaves, studied by Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2012, there are:
Thirty-three compounds were obtained. Among them, twelve compounds were identified as 5-hydroxyl-7,4'-dimethoxyflavone (1), acacetin (2), luteolin (3), genkwanin (4), yuankanin (genkwanin-5-O-beta-D-primeveroside, 5), adenosine (6), genkwanin-5-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (7), hypolaetin-7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (8), hypoxanthine (9), uracil (10), 8-C-beta-D-galactopyranosylisovitexin (11), and 4-(1,2,3-trihydroxypropyl) -2,6-dimethoxyphenyl-1-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (12), respectively.
Sounds "rocket science"? Let's me break it down a few through science articles:
Just make it simple, agarwood leaves offer many benefit and could be consumed daily. Trust me, if you could not sleep, this tea is for you, or anyone who loves natural remedy !!
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