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Condensed tannins from the miracle tree found to have therapeutic effects against chronic diseases, including cancer

Interest in plant-derived compounds has not waned for the past several years but, instead, has grown enormously. Researchers continue to study plants and their chemical components due to their advantages over pharmaceutical drugs. Not only do phytochemicals show more effectiveness than modern medications, they also cause less toxicity to the body and produce very few side effects. One example of plant compounds with health-promoting qualities are condensed tannins. According to researchers from the Universiti Putra Malaysia, condensed tannins from the “miracle tree” Leucaena leucocephala hybrid-Rendang have biological activities that may be useful for treating various diseases. In their study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness, they reported that these compounds can be used as potent antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-cancer agents.  Read more.....

 

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