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Review on some plants of Indian traditional medicine with antioxidant activity.
A lot of medicinal plants, traditionally used for thousands of years, are present in a group of herbal preparations of the Indian traditional health care system (Ayurveda) named Rasayana proposed forExpand
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GC/MS evaluation of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) oil composition and variations during the vegetative cycle.
Capillary GC/MS analysis based on polar and non-polar columns has been applied to evaluation of the volatile oils hydrodistilled from thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) plants. The adopted methodology hasExpand
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Anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing activity of Echinacea pallida Nutt. root extract.
Among the different species belonging to the Echinacea family, largely used in traditional medicine, Echinacea pallida, Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia were investigated. TheseExpand
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Catechins: natural free-radical scavengers against ochratoxin A-induced cell damage in a pig kidney cell line (LLC-PK1).
Besides aflatoxin B1, recent findings suggested that oxidative stress plays an important role in the toxicity of an other mycotoxin: ochratoxin A (OTA). The protective effect of two catechinsExpand
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Evaluation of antioxidant activity of some natural polyphenolic compounds using the Briggs-Rauscher reaction method.
A new method based on the inhibitory effects of antioxidants on the oscillations of the hydrogen peroxide, acidic iodate, malonic acid, and Mn(II)-catalyzed system (known as the Briggs-RauscherExpand
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Polycyclic guanidine alkaloids from the marine sponge Crambe crambe and Ca++ channel blocker activity of crambescidin 816.
Four pentacyclic guanidine derivatives (crambescidin 800 [5], crambescidin 816 [6], isocrambescidin 800 [9], and crambine [10]) related to ptilomycalin A [11] have been isolated from theExpand
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Effects of rosmarinic acid against aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin‐A‐induced cell damage in a human hepatoma cell line (Hep G2)
Recent findings have suggested that oxidative damage might contribute to the cytotoxicity and carcinogenicity of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). The induction of oxidative stress also plays an important role inExpand
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Neuropharmacological activity of extracts from Passiflora incarnata.
A fluid extract of Passiflora incarnata L. was studied for its neuropharmacological properties. This extract, orally and intraperitoneally administered to rats, raised the nociceptive threshold inExpand
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Efficacy of different Cynara scolymus preparations on liver complaints.
Cynara scolymus leaves extracts have long been used in folk medicine for their choleretic and hepatoprotective activities, that are often related to the cynarin content. These therapeutic propertiesExpand
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Carnosic acid from rosemary extracts: a potential chemoprotective agent against aflatoxin B1. An in vitro study
Since oxidative stress plays an important role in the toxicity mechanism of several mycotoxins such as aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), the use of natural or synthetic free radical scavengers could be aExpand
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