Tag: "herb" at biology news
Many cats unaffected by catnip, C&EN reports
... (Nepeta cataria), available in pet shops as a raw herb
or essential oil, says McDaniel. Nepetalactone is one of several compounds known to set off the characteristic set of behaviors associated with exposure to catnip. These behaviors generally start with sniffing, licking and chewing, followed by head s...
Active ingredient in common Chinese herb shown to reduce hypertension
...In so doing, many have consumed danshen, a Chinese herb
used in Oriental medicine that promotes blood flow and treats cardiovascular disease. Tanshinone IIA is an active ingredient of danshen. Since tanshinone IIA is widely available, a team of researchers has used it to investigate if this active in...