Table 3

Main actives ingredients of used phytoextracts, their reported beneficial effects and related references

Extract

Main Active ingredients

Reported beneficial effects

Refs


A

Mint

black radish

burdock

- indigestion

- antioxidant

- choleretic, increases bile secretion helping digestion

[69]

[70]


B

Serenoa Repens (saw palmetto)

hormonal regulating effects

[71]


White bean

alpha-amylase inhibitory properties and has been reported to aid weight loss and glycemic control

[72]

[73]


C

Equisetum

Antioxidant

diuretic

glycemic control

[74]

[75]


Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale

diuretic

[76]


D

Ginseng

Miura Puama

GuaranĂ 

Ameliorate the commonly reported symptoms of weakness and tiredness during the 1st phase of ketosis (1/2 weeks)

[77]

[78]

[79]


Paoli et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:112   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-112

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