Phyto Power

Many of the active compounds in botanicals known for their antioxidant potential are of a class called polyphenols. However, protection from free radical damage has not been sufficient to account for all of the anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-atherogenic effects associated with some of these traditional plants. Recent studies indicate these active components also influence the cell-signaling pathways activated during inflammation. They are even believed to act as cell-signaling agents of their own accord.

http://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2014/botanicals-turn-over-a-new-leaf-with-food-processors/