Spices and Herbs Research

: MSI Funded Research on Spices & Herbs

2014


Researchers in The Netherlands investigated whether there is an effect of capsaicin on appetite profile and ad libitum energy intake in Caucasians when 1.03 g of red pepper is added to meals with a normal fat and normal protein content in a 25% negative energy balance.

2013


Clinical research conducted at the University of Georgia investigated whether a single dose of black pepper or rosemary produced short-term enhancements in sustained attention, motivation to perform cognitive tasks, or feelings of mental energy and fatigue.

Clinical research on the 24 hour effects of capsaicin in 25% negative energy balance.

Clinical research on the 24 hour effects of capsaicin in 25% negative energy balance.

A study to determine whether adding herbs & spices to a reduced-fat dip increased preschoolers' willingness to taste & consume vegetables.

Scientists from The University of California investigated the effect of consumption of a hamburger cooked with a polyphenol-rich spice mixture on postprandial lipid oxidation and endothelial dysfunction in men with Type 2 diabetes.

A clinical trial of protein & capsaicin's effect on fullness & energy expenditure.

A study that looked at whether adding cinnamon to a breakfast meal affected short term blood glucose response.

2012


A study on the effects of turmeric and red pepper on inflammation and oxidative stress.

Scientists from The University of Florida and The Pennsylvania State University conducted research on the bioavailability of herbs and spices in humans

A review of studies that look at the effects of capsaicin and capsiate (mostly from red pepper)on energy balance.

2011


A randomized placebo controlled study that looked at the effects of dried rosemary on cognitive function in an older adult population.

An overview of the potential health benefits of ginger by Dr. Keith Singletary.

A small crossover study that examined the effects of a spice-containing meal on blood antioxidant capacity and various metabolic factors including glucose and insulin concentrations.

A crossover study that examined the effects of acceptable doses of red pepper in food along with appetite and thermogenesis.

An overview of the potential health benefits of red pepepr by Dr. Keith Singletary.

2010


A review paper summarizing the potential health benefits of cinnamon.

An overview of the potential health benefits of turmeric by Dr. Keith Singletary.

An overview of the potential health benefits of oregano by Dr. Keith Singletary.

A study that examined insulin response and plasma antioxidant capacity was presented at the 2010 Experimental Biology Conference.

A study that looked at the consumption of a spice enriched burger on malondialdehyde (MDA) levels. The study found that subjects who consumed the spice burger had lower plasma and urine MDA levels than when they consumed the non-enriched burger. The spice mixture added to hamburger meat before cooking also reduced malondialdehyde concentrations in the burger itself as compared to the burger cooked without spices.

A follow up study on ginger and muscle pain funded by the McCormick Science Institute.

A study that examined the bioavailability of 11 herbs and spices was presented at the 2010 Experimental Biology Conference.

An overview of the potential health benefits of black pepper by Dr. Keith Singletary.

2009


A clinical trial cinnamon, vascular health, and blood glucose in overweight subjects.

Natural Standards Review, Garlic

Natural Standards Peppermint Review

Turmeric and Curcumin: A Natural Standards Review

Natural Standards Review of Clove and Clove Oil.

Ginger: A Natural Standards Review

A small crossover study that examined the effects of a spice-containing meal on blood antioxidant capacity and various metabolic factors including glucose and insulin concentrations.

A review on the potential health benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil.

A study to determine the effects of bay leaves on triglycerides, HDL, LDL, total cholesterol , and serum glucose.

2008


An overview of the potential health benefits of cinnamon by Dr. Keith Singletary.




Inhibition of protein glycation by extracts of culinary herbs and spices.

Two separate studies look at the effects of curcumin and heart health in rats.

2007



A clinical trial on the blood glucose effects of giving healthy volunteers a cinnamon rich dessert after their meal

A review paper on the potential health benefits of ginger.

Learn about the history and potential health benefits of turmeric and the active compound curcumin.

Learn About a University of Pennsylvania Study on Curcumin and Colorectal Cancer (video).

2006


A Ranked Table with Antioxidant Values for Foods, Herbs, and Spices.
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