Arugula extract benefit for ulcer - Eruca Sativa
June 1 2016

Arugula is a peppery flavored leafy green vegetable that has been consumed in the Mediterranean region since ancient times. In recent years it has become more popular worldwide as a way to spice up a salad.

Ulcer protection, benefit for the stomach
Adding arugula to a salad may be one way to help reduce the risk for stomach ulcers, according to an animal study. Dr. Syed Rafatullah and colleagues at King Saud University in Riyadh exposed rats to alcohol, the anti-inflammatory painkiller indomethacin and other substances that can damage stomach lining, leading to ulcers. When Eruca sativa extract was given orally or by infusion into the abdomen to animals before administering the stomach-damaging compounds, stomach acid production and ulcer formation declined. Arugula extract may increase levels of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances in the body that dial down stomach acid production and protect the stomach lining. Dr. Syed Rafatullah says arugula leaves contain a number of antioxidants, which may help protect stomach cells from damage. World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 28, 2009.

Supplement ingredient
Arugula Powder and also a potent Arugula P.E. 10:1 are sold by ingredient suppliers such as N P Nutra.

Content, chemicals within
J Food Sci. 2014. Evaluating extraction conditions of glucosinolate hydrolytic products from seeds of Eruca sativa (Mill.) Thell. using GC-MS. Glucosinolates and their hydrolytic products form an important class of plant secondary metabolites involved in various plant defense-linked mechanisms. The successful isolation of particular glucosinolate hydrolytic products is limited by a number of factors like understanding the parent glucosinolate moiety, solubility, and stability under different drying conditions. The extraction protocols currently available were modified to achieve both an increased yield as well as an increased number of hydrolytic products. Eruca sativa (Mill.) Thell. (called arugula in the U.S.A.), a rich source of varied glucosinolates, was used for the standardization of different extraction protocols.