CAPER PLANT

The Capparis spinosa L. extract contains a wide range of polyphenols and anthocyanin, showing antioxidant and detoxifying effects, as well as vitamins from group B, E, K and folic acid. It is also rich in iron, sodium and calcium.

According to research and information from WebMD and other sources, the benefits of Capparis Spinosa L. are:

 

“Antioxidant

Different parts of caper were investigated for their antioxidant effects, potentially useful against some degenerative diseases.

 

Anticarcinogenic

The essential oil hydrodistilled from leaves and floral buds of C. spinosa and the water infusion prepared with the same were assayed for anticarcinogenic potential on human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells.

Reduced Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmia

Pickled capers pack high doses of the bioflavonoid quercetin, which plays an important role in the functioning of the KCNQ gene family's potassium ion channels. If dysfunctional, these channels increase the likelihood of someone developing several dangerous health conditions, including arrhythmia of the heart.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

People who regularly consume flavonols such as quercetin are less likely to develop Alzheimer's. This reduced risk may result from natural antioxidants and the anti-inflammatory properties of these flavanols, which limit cellular damage.”

 

Sources

 

  1. Pharmacological Effects of Caparris spinosa L. Available at: https://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17599/2/17599%20HABTEMARIAM_Pharmacological_Effects_of_Capparis_Spinosa_2016.pdf
     

  2. WebMd. Health Benefits of Capers. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-capers#2
     

  3. Wikipedia. Caper. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caper

 

Disclaimer

 

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