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Changing pattern of species composition and species utilization in homegardens of Kerala, India
Tropical homegardens are traditional agroforestry systems with complex structure and multiple functions. These multi-species production systems are regarded as the model systems for designingExpand
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A new species of Eriocaulon (Eriocaulaceae) from Southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India
Abstract Eriocaulon periyarense, a new species from southern Western Ghats is described here. A detailed description, illustration, taxonomic note, phenology, ecology and distribution of the speciesExpand
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The methanolic extracts of Punica granatum fruit rind possess significance in vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The concentration needed for 50% inhibition of superoxide radical,Expand
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Cyperus rotundus L. prevents non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastric mucosal damage by inhibiting oxidative stress
Abstract Background: Since centuries, Cyperus rotundus L. has been used against gastric ailments in traditional Indian medicine, especially in Ayurveda and Siddha. Therefore, it is very obvious thatExpand
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Justicia sivadasanii (Acanthaceae): a striking new species from the Western Ghats, India
SummaryA new species of Justicia L. (Acanthaceae), J. sivadasanii Sunil, K. M. P. Kumar & Naveen Kum., from the Western Ghats of India is described and illustrated. Its IUCN status, distribution andExpand
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Isodon purpurescence (Lamiaceae), a new species from Western Ghats, Kerala, India
A new species, Isodon purpurescence Sunil, Naveen Kumar & Ratheesh, from Ernakulam (Western Ghats), India is described and illustrated. Its diagnostic characters are discussed and comments made onExpand