Research Articles Related To Our Herbal Ingredients

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Skin Secure Oil Articles

Skin Secure has all the benefits of Milk Thistle and Black Cumin listed below. In addition it contains Mentha extract:
Key info: ‘Ionizing radiation is classified as a potent carcinogen, and its injury to living cells, in particular to DNA, is due to oxidative stress enhancing apoptotic cell death. . . . Therefore, Mentha extract seems to have a significant role to ameliorate the neuronal injury induced by gamma irradiation.’

Milk Thistle Oil Articles
Key info: ‘The radioprotective effect of a non-toxic bioactive component in plant milk thistle, silibinin against genotoxicity induced by gamma-irradiation was investigated in vivo/in vitro...Our extended animal studies suggest that oral administration of silibinin (70mg/kg for 3 days) to mice prior to whole-body gamma-exposure (7.5Gy) resulted in significant protection to radiation-induced mortality and DNA damage in blood leukocytes. . . In conclusion, present study indicated that silibinin has a strong potential to prevent radiation-induced DNA damage under both in vitro and in vivo.’
Key info: ‘These findings suggest that silibinin (milk thistle) affords strong protection against UV-induced damage in epidermis . . . Comparable effects of silibinin following its pre- or post-UV application suggest that mechanisms other than sunscreen effect are operational in silibinin efficacy against UV-caused skin damages.’
Key info: ‘The available experimental information suggests that silymarin (milk thistle) is a promising chemopreventive and pharmacologically safe agent which can be exploited or tested against skin cancer in human system. Moreover, silymarin may favorably supplement sunscreen protection and provide additional anti-photocarcinogenic protection.’

Black Cumin Oil (Nigella Sativa) Articles
Key info: ‘The results obtained from the different experimental systems suggest the radioprotective ability of EE-NS (Nigella Sativa) involving prevention of radiation-induced oxidative damage.’
Key info: ‘Radioprotective effects of black seed (Nigella sativa) oil against hemopoietic damage and immunosuppression in gamma-irradiated rats: Our results strongly recommend Nigella sativa oil as a promising natural radioprotective agent against immunosuppressive and oxidative effects of ionizing radiation.’

Article related to Breakfast Tea ingredients:
Key info: ‘We have found that out of the 66 desert plants tested, the extract of Af  (Achillea fragrantissima) was the most efficient extract . . . Thus, phytochemicals present in the Af (Achillea fragrantissima) extract could be beneficial in preventing/treating neurodegenerative diseases in which neuroinflammation is part of the pathophysiology’ (neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases).