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Comparative evaluation of 11 essential oils of different origin as functional antioxidants, antiradicals and antimicrobials in foods
Eleven essential oils, namely, Cananga odorata (Annonaceae), Cupressus sempervirens (Cupressaceae), Curcuma longa (Zingiberaceae), Cymbopogon citratus (Poaceae), Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae),Expand
Ecuadorian stingless bee (Meliponinae) honey: A chemical and functional profile of an ancient health product
Abstract Stingless bee honey samples from west Amazonian Ecuador were studied for their physiochemical, chemical and functional properties. Reducing sugars (44.9 ± 5.72 g/100 g), water (34.1 ± 4.34Expand
Bioactivities of Piper aduncum L. and Piper obliquum Ruiz & Pavon (Piperaceae) essential oils from Eastern Ecuador.
Preliminary analgesic and antithrombotic activities evidenced the absence of the former in hot plate and edema assays and a limited antiplatelet action against three different agonists (ADP, AA and U46619). Expand
Wild Amaranthus caudatus seed oil, a nutraceutical resource from Ecuadorian flora.
It can be suggested that seed oil of wild Ecuadorian A. caudatus can prove to be an effective nutraceutical and alimentary resource and a valid alternative to the European varieties. Expand
Chemical composition and biological activities of Ishpingo essential oil, a traditional Ecuadorian spice from Ocotea quixos (Lam.) Kosterm. (Lauraceae) flower calices
Abstract The essential oil of Ishpingo ( Ocotea quixos , Lauraceae) fruit calices was analysed by GC (gas chromatography) and GC–MS (gas chromatography–mass spectrometry). Fourty-four compounds wereExpand
Oxidative stress: role of physical exercise and antioxidant nutraceuticals in adulthood and aging
Three natural antioxidants, which are quercetin, resveratrol and curcumin, will be focused mainly on, as well as their benefits on physical activity and on aging, which is expected to increase through the years and can get favorable benefits from a constant exercise activity. Expand
The use of photochemiluminescence for the measurement of the integral antioxidant capacity of baobab products
Abstract The number of methods to measure antioxidants in botanicals, foods, nutraceuticals and other dietary supplements are increased considerably in the last 10 years. However most techniquesExpand
Ethnopharmacology of ogliastra (villagrande strisaili, sardinia, Italy).
The use of medicinal and aromatic plants was investigated in a group of 200 elderly people from Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia, recording the use of 78 species for the treatment of various ailments, especially of the respiratory tract, the mouth, and the skin. Expand
Factors Affecting Polyphenol Biosynthesis in Wild and Field Grown St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum L. Hypericaceae/Guttiferae)
This review is intended to be a synopsis of the knowledge on this regard focused on Hypericum perforatum L. (Hypericaceae/Guttiferae) secondary metabolites of phenolic origin, with the aim to provide a reference and suggest an evolution towards the maximization of St. John's Wort bioactive constituents. Expand
Transglutaminase activity during senescence and programmed cell death in the corolla of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) flowers
In excised flowers, exogenous spermine delayed senescence and PCD, and caused an increase in free and acid-soluble conjugated PA levels, and Bis-PU was the most abundant PA-derivative before DNA laddering stage; thereafter, bis-PU generally decreased and mono-PU became theMost abundant derivative. Expand