What do we know about polyphenols ? Polyphenols is a very large family and a class of molecules present at high concentrations in plants and fruits and have many proprieties among them providing taste and colors to plants and fruits and acting as antioxidants.
Are polyphenols present in medicinal plants ? Yes, as many other plants, medicinal plants contain a high level of polyphenol molecules which play a important rôle in the protection of the plants from stress and oxidation.
What are polyphenols good for ? Research has shown some evidence that polyphenols compounds such as antocyanins (blueberries), coumarines (coriandre), tanins (tea, grape) and many others pay a major role of an antioxidant when consummed regularely and protect our body from many dieases such as cancer and aging.
Which antioxidants are important ? Oxidative stress in our body cells have been suggested to be the cause of health damage, aging and many deseases. Importants antioxidants such as Myricetin, Quercetin, Kaempferol, Luteolin and Apigenin that should be included in our diet are also found in medicinal plants.