They also sampled broth with each phthalide
added, also in concentrations too low to detect by smell.
Larry Buckholtz of Mastertaste Lab in Teterboro, New Jersey, celery owes its distinctive flavor in part to butyl phthalide
, a phytochemical that imparts a "...
isomers (total 13.4-16.6%) were the second major group present in celery oil.
New US research confirms its benefits in lowering high blood pressure -possibly due to a chemical called 3n-buytyl phthalide
. It also contains potassium to regulate the body's fluid balance and is a rich source of anti- inflammatory chemicals that may ease joint pains.
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derivative on human tumor cell lines," European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, vol.
The major ingredients of Angelica sinensis include ligustilide, n-butylidene phthalide
, ferulic acid, nicotinic acid, and sesquiterpenoid compounds .
The anaerobic char yield of 55% at 800 [degrees] C is on a par with that of bis-maleimide containing high residual carbon group, i.e., fluore-nyl or phthalide
cardo, naphthylene, anthrone, etc.
They discovered that celery contains a chemical called 3-n-butyl phthalide
, which relaxes the smooth-muscle lining of blood vessels, making them wider and thereby lowering blood pressure.
The characteristic odor of celery essential oil is due to a series of phthalide
derivatives (Bjeldanes and Kim, 1977).
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compounds from Sparassis crispa (Hanabiratake), Hanabiratakelide A-C, exhibiting anti-cancer related activity," Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol.
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