Barley grass extract stimulates prolactin production

α-tocopherol succinate, (but not α- tocopherol or other vitamin E analogs), stimulates prolactin release from rat anterior pituitary cells in vitro Badamchian,M., Spangelo, BL., Hagiwara,Y., Hagiwara,H., Ueyama,H., Goldstein, GL.  Nutritional Biochem. 6:340-344, 1995. Background: Previous studies from this same group indicated that green barley leaves contained a form of Vitamin…

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1997: Antioxidants. High levels in barley grass

Functional Foods for Disease Prevention – Medicinal Plants and Other Foods Shibamoto, T., Terao, J., Osawa, T., (eds), ACS Symposium Series, 1997. Background: Flavinoids are a group of chemicals found in many different plants which are known to have a number of properties, including potent anti-oxidative properties.  Oxidation of LDL…

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Atherosclerosis: hypolipidemic effects of barley

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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Anti-ulcer activity from barley grass

Studies on the constituents of green juice from young barley leaves. Antiulcer activity of fractions from barley juice. Ohtake, H., Yuasa, H., Komura, C. Miyauchi, T., Hagiwara, Y., Kubota, K. 1985. J. Pharm. Soc. Japan. 105:1046-51. Background:  Ulcers can be caused by stress, high acid levels and by some drugs, including aspirin….

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