Wheatgrass mobilises cardiac stem cells following myocardial infarction in animals

Role of some natural products in mobilization of stem cells in rats with acute myocardial infarction.  Abdelmonem M (2016): Thesis. Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Wheat extracts can mobilise stem cells to repair tissue damage. In his thesis, Abdelmonem further elaborated the processes involved in stem cell stimulation by plant…

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Barley leaf lowers blood lipids in smokers and non-smokers

Effect of young barley leaf extract and adlay on plasma lipids and LDL oxidation in hyperlipidemic smokers Yu, YM., Chang, WC., Liu, CS., Tsai, CM. Biol Pharm Bull. 2004 Jun;27(6):802-5. Background: Cigarette smokers are at a higher risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and heart attacks partly because cigarette…

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Wheatgrass increases blood oxygenation during exercise and post-exercise recovery.

Monitoring the oxygenation of blood during exercise after ingesting wheatgrass juice. M.C. Handzel, J.C. Sibert, T. Harvey, H. Deshmukh, C.C. Chambers: The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine. 2010 Volume 8 Number 1. DOI: 10.5580/257b Background: Hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen to all tissues and cells in the body. One…

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Wheatgerm and echinacea extracts stimulate stem cells to repair damaged heart cells

Avemar and Echinacea extracts enhance mobilization and homing of CD34+ stem cells in rats with acute myocardial infarction.  Abdelmonem M, Kassem SH, Gabr H, Shaheen AA, Aboushousha T. Stem Cell Research & Therapy 6:172. (2015) Both Avemar (wheatgerm) and echinacea extracts stimulate stem cells to repair damage from heart attack in…

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Antioxidative and hypolipidemic effects of barley leaf essence – atherosclerosis

Antioxidative and hypolipidemic effects of barley leaf essence in a rabbit model of atherosclerosis. Yu, Y-M., Wu, C-H., Tseng, Y-H., Tsai, C., Chang, W-C. Jpn. J Pharmacol. 89 142-148, 2002. Background: Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is a major risk factor for heart disease.  A number of animal models…

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