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2008-06-25 13:48:35

Oregano doesn't only give a pizza its typical taste. Researchers at Bonn University and the ETH Zrich have discovered that this spice also contains a substance which, amongst other qualities, appears to help cure inflammations. The researchers administered its active ingredient "“ known as beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP) - to mice with inflamed paws. In seven out of ten cases there was a subsequent improvement in the symptoms. E-BCP might possibly be of use against disorders such as...

2007-05-10 06:00:29

By Facundo, Valdir Alves; Ferreira, Silane Aparecida; de Morais, Selene Maia Abstract The essential oils obtained from the leaves of Piper dumosum Rudge and Piper aleyreanum C.DC, collected from the southern Amazon forest, Brazil, were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The major components found in the oil of P. dumosum were biclyclogermacrene (16.2%), β-caryophyllene (15.9%), β-pinene (16.0%) and α- pinene (12.1%). The oil of P. aleyreanum showed as main constituents...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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