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Researchers find possible anti-depressant properties in peppers

A study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, by researchers of the Kaduna State University in Nigeria, shows that peppers possibly have anti-depressant properties. In tests on mice it was shown that complaints had reduced after administering the pepper extract. The researchers pose that the anti-depressant workings of pepper is possible due to the presence of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant flavonoids and triterpenes in the plant and fruit. Based on the findings of the study, the researchers concluded that peppers can possibly help in controlling depression. More research will be conducted to validate the results of this research.

Read the entire study of the European Journal of Medicinal Plants here

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