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Chemical composition and antioxidant activity of seven cultivars of guava (Psidium guajava) fruits.
The antioxidant activity and identification of phenolic compounds of seven edible guava (Psidium guajava) cultivars that varied in colour from white to pink were examined. In the DPPH assay all fourExpand
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In vitro antiplasmodial activity of benzophenones and xanthones from edible fruits of Garcinia species.
Species of Garcinia have been used to combat malaria in traditional African and Asian medicines, including Ayurveda. In the current study, we have identified antiplasmodial benzophenone and xanthoneExpand
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Metabolic Profiling of Different Parts of Acer truncatum from the Mongolian Plateau Using UPLC-QTOF-MS with Comparative Bioactivity Assays.
Acer truncatum is an important ornamental, edible, and medicinal plant resource in China. Previous phytochemical research has focused on the leaf (AL) due to its long history as a tea for health.Expand
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Traditional preparation of Phaleria nisidai, a Palauan tea, reduces exposure to toxic daphnane-type diterpene esters while maintaining immunomodulatory activity.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The leaves of Phaleria nisidai Kaneh. (Thymelaeaceae) are brewed into a tea commonly used as a tonic, strengthening beverage and immune enhancer in Palau, Micronesia.Expand
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Traditional preparations of kava (Piper methysticum) inhibit the growth of human colon cancer cells in vitro.
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies indicate there is low incidence of colon cancer in the South Pacific islands, including Fiji, West Samoa, and Vanuatu. Cancer incidence has been shown to beExpand
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Dextran hydrogels by crosslinking with amino acid diamines and their viscoelastic properties.
Amine functionalized polysaccharide hydrogels such as those based on chitosan are widely examined as biomaterials. Here we set out to develop a facile procedure for developing such hydrogels byExpand
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LC-MS Metabolomics and Chemotaxonomy of Caffeine-Containing Holly ( Ilex) Species and Related Taxa in the Aquifoliaceae.
Ilex species have been consumed traditionally as medicinal teas worldwide. Though the presence of caffeine has been reported in several species, little is known about secondary-metabolite diversityExpand
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Jaboticabin and Related Polyphenols from Jaboticaba ( Myrciaria cauliflora) with Anti-inflammatory Activity for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Myrciaria cauliflora (jaboticaba) is an edible fruit common in Brazil that has been used for treating respiratory diseases, including chronic tonsillitis and asthma. This study explores theExpand
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A 1.6 mg/kg dose of epicatechin in a supplemented cocoa mixture yielded the largest acute decrease in food intake in humans
Abstract Objective To test the hypothesis that epicatechin doses of 1.6, 3.2 and 4.8 mg per kg of body weight in a non-alkalized cocoa beverage cause significant acute decreases in human appetiteExpand
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A critical review of the composition and history of safe use of guayusa: a stimulant and antioxidant novel food
Abstract Due to rapid international market development, there is a strong and urgent need to assess the safety of the novel food, Ilex guayusa. Guayusa has been consumed for centuries in the westernExpand
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