Extract of grains of paradise and its active principle 6-paradol trigger thermogenesis of brown adipose tissue in rats
Grains of paradise (GP) is a species of the ginger family, _Zingiberaceae_, extracts of which have a pungent, peppery taste due to an aromatic ketone, 6-paradol. The aim of this study was to explore the thermogenic effects of GP extracts and of 6-paradol. Efferent discharges from sympathetic nerves entering the interscapular brown adipose tissue were recorded. Intragastric injection of a ... إقراء المزيد