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Published Sep 12 2019

How exactly do the senzu beans in Dragon Ball work? Kyle takes a closer look at those magical healing plants in this week's episode of Because Science!

Learn More:
Medicinal plants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicinal_plants#Phytochemical_basis
Overview of plants in medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK464488/
Senzu bean: https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Senzu_Bean
Caffeine enhancing performance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine#Enhancing_performance
Morphine pharmacodynamics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphine#Pharmacology
Caffeine and exercise/performance: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2019/03/29/bjsports-2018-100278
Plantago major: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantago_major#Other_uses
Plantago major in modern phytotherapy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5878035/