TEST PREVIEW

  1. Examples of CAM include the following _______________.
  1. Cayenne (C. annuum) is an excellent source of this vitamin.
  1. This phytochemical may enhance the absorption of nutrients by enlarging the villi-tiny hair-like structures in the small intestine that transport vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream.
  1. Which of the following spices are known to have strong anticoagulant properties?
  1. Which spice contain at least 15% volatile oil, eugenol, a phytochemical responsible for its effective antiseptic and anesthetic properties?
  1. This spice contains a unique amino acid 4-hydroxyisoleucine which may promote insulin sensitivity and better glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus.
  1. Which of the following spices have a digestive benefit where individuals in India commonly chew the seeds after a meal?
  1. Which spice works by blocking the effects of serotonin, a chemical produced by the brain and stomach when a patient is nauseated?
  1. This highly concentrated sulfur-containing amino acid in garlic gives it medicinal properties and is responsible for its pungent odor.
  1. This phytochemical in saffron appears to protect the brain against oxidative damage while acting as a radical scavenger improving memory as well as promote the diffusivity of oxygen in tissues.
  1. This spice contains thymoquinone, unique to this plant, is a phytochemical with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  1. One half teaspoon of this spice contains as many antioxidants as a half-cup of blueberries.
  1. What phytochemical has a chemopreventive effect on oral precancerous lesions like oral leukoplakia, oral lichen planus and oral fibrosis?
  1. Which compound poses both antiviral and antifungal agents that promotes salivary flow and reduces oral candidiasis?
  1. Which spice, when creating a paste, is effective in treating oral ulcers due to its strong antimicrobial activity against gram positive and gram negative bacteria and viruses?