Thai Food: Thai herb insigh

Thai Food: Thai herbs insight.

Some radicals such as superoxide (O2 ), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and hydroxyl radical (OH ) are generated in the human body during cell respiration. These species may damage cells if they are present at high level. Ability to scavenge superoxide, hydroxyl radical and another radical from rancid food, peroxyl radical (ROO ) was tested. The results show that Chili, Shallot, Lemon grass and Galangal can eliminate free radicals.