Evaluation of the Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidative Potential of Four Fern Species from China Intended for Use as Food Supplements:
Four fern species, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Osmunda japonica, Matteuccia orientalis, and Pteridium aquilinum are food sources, commercially available on Chinese markets. In a recent study investigating the medicinal properties of select plants, these four ferns were also found to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. All four ferns inhibit expression of IL1-β, a pro-inflammatory gene. These results support an investigation of other common wild edible plants with respect to their potential for medicinal use.
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