This Blood Strengthening Antioxidant Spicy Fruit Compote Recipe is a delicious way to combine healthy ingredients into a sweet treat!
Blood Strengthening Antioxidant Spicy Fruit Compote Ingredients
- 1 cup of dried prunes
- 1 cup of dried apricots
- 1 cup of dried cranberries
- 1 cup of dried cherries
- 1 Tbsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1 Tbsp of dried yellow dock (Rumex crispus)
- 1 Tbsp of dried Sheng Di huang (Rehmannia glutinosa)
- 1 Tbsp of dried ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
- 1 Tbsp of dong quai (Angelica sinensis)
- 3 cups of water
Blood Strengthening Antioxidant Spicy Fruit Compote Instructions
Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a gentle boil; then reduce heat to low, cooking the fruits and spices for about 20 more minutes. Cool and refrigerate.
Some Research on the Ingredients: Blood Strengthening Antioxidant Spicy Fruit Compote
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- A total of 13 randomized trials with 750 patients showed cinnamon significantly reduced blood triglycerides and total cholesterol concentrations without a significant effect on LDL and HDL cholesterol. From: Maierean, S. M., Serban, M. C., Sahebkar, A., Ursoniu, S., Serban, A., Penson, P., & Banach, M. (2017). The effects of cinnamon supplementation on blood lipid concentrations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of clinical lipidology, 11(6), 1393-1406.
- The following dried herbs tested contained high amounts of antioxidant content: oregano, sage, peppermint, thyme, lemon balm, clove, allspice, cinnamon, and a few additional Chinese medicinal herbs. From: Dragland, S., Senoo, H., Wake, K., Holte, K., & Blomhoff, R. (2003). Several culinary and medicinal herbs are important sources of dietary antioxidants. The Journal of nutrition, 133(5), 1286-1290.
- Piperine and piperic acid could be used as a natural antioxidant and antibacterial agent in both food preservation and human health. From: Zarai, Z., Boujelbene, E., Salem, N. B., Gargouri, Y., & Sayari, A. (2013). Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of various solvent extracts, piperine and piperic acid from Piper nigrum. Lwt-Food science and technology, 50(2), 634-641.
- This study assessed the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potentials of Piper species. From: Kumar, S., Malhotra, S., K Prasad, A., V Van der Eycken, E., E Bracke, M., G Stetler-Stevenson, W., … & Ghosh, B. (2015). Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of piper species: a perspective from screening to molecular mechanisms. Current topics in medicinal chemistry, 15(9), 886-893. Black pepper essential oil possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive property. From: Jeena, K., Liju, V. B., Umadevi, N. P., & Kuttan, R. (2014). Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties of black pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum Linn). Journal of Essential oil Bearing Plants, 17(1), 1-12.
- Piperlongumine concentration, as found in black pepper oil, dependently inhibited platelet aggregation with antithrombosis effects in rabbits. From: Washita, M., Oka, N., Ohkubo, S., Saito, M., & Nakahata, N. (2007). Piperlongumine, a constituent of Piper longum L., inhibits rabbit platelet aggregation as a thromboxane A 2 receptor antagonist. European journal of pharmacology, 570(1), 38-42.
- Piper longum and its component piperine were studied for their immunomodulatory and antitumor activity. From: Sunila, E. S., & Kuttan, G. (2004). Immunomodulatory and antitumor activity of Piper longum Linn. and piperine. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 90(2), 339-346.
- Yellow dock methanol extract showed hepatic antioxidant activities. From: Maksimović, Z., Kovačević, N., Lakušić, B., & Ćebović, T. (2011). Antioxidant activity of yellow dock (Rumex crispus L., Polygonaceae) fruit extract. Phytotherapy Research, 25(1), 101-105.
- Goji berry and yellow dock supplements given to diabetic rats reduced blood sugar levels. From: Muselin, F., Brezovan, D., Savici, J., Cristina, R. T., Dumitrescu, E., Doma, A. O., … & Trif, A. (2015). The Use of Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus L.) and Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum L.) in Alloxan Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Rats. Scientific Papers Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 48(1), 373-376.
- Fluid extracts of maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba), motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) and hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) showed antioxidant activity against free radicals. From: Bernatoniene, J., Kucinskaite, A., Masteikova, R., Kalveniene, Z., Kasparaviciene, G., & Savickas, A. (2008). The comparison of anti-oxidative kinetics in vitro of the fluid extract from maidenhair tree, motherwort and hawthorn. Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 66(4), 415-421.
- In a double blind study, one day of pretreatment with ginkgo 60 mg significantly reduced the severity of altitude sickness from a rapid ascent from sea level to 4205 meters. From: Gertsch, J. H., Seto, T. B., Mor, J., & Onopa, J. (2002). Ginkgo biloba for the prevention of severe acute mountain sickness (AMS) starting one day before rapid ascent. High altitude medicine & biology, 3(1), 29-37.
- Angelica sinensis (dong quai), Lycium barbarum (boxthorn), and Poria cocos (Fu-ling) showed antioxidant activities on rat liver. From: Wu, S. J., Ng, L. T., & Lin, C. C. (2004). Antioxidant activities of some common ingredients of traditional chinese medicine, Angelica sinensis, Lycium barbarum and Poria cocos. Phytotherapy Research, 18(12), 1008-1012.
- Angelica sinensis polysaccharides-enriched fraction prevented liver toxicity induced by acetaminophen in mice. From: Ye, Y. N., Liu, E. S. L., Li, Y., So, H. L., Cho, C. C. M., Sheng, H. P., … & Cho, C. H. (2001). Protective effect of polysaccharides-enriched fraction from Angelica sinensis on hepatic injury. Life Sciences, 69(6), 637-646.