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Plectranthus: a review of ethnobotanical uses.
Plectranthus is a large and widespread genus with a diversity of ethnobotanical uses. The genus is plagued with numerous nomenclatural disharmonies that make it difficult to collate accurate data onExpand
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Rosmarinic acid.
Rosmarinic acid is an ester of caffeic acid and 3,4-dihydroxyphenyllactic acid. It is commonly found in species of the Boraginaceae and the subfamily Nepetoideae of the Lamiaceae. However, it is alsoExpand
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Ethnobotanical study of some Ghanaian anti-malarial plants.
An ethnobotanical study was conducted in the Wechiau Community Hippopotamus Sanctuary area in Ghana, through interviews and quadrate studies, to investigate the range and abundance of species used inExpand
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Phylogeny and evolution of basils and allies (Ocimeae, Labiatae) based on three plastid DNA regions.
A phylogeny of basils and allies (Lamiaceae, tribe Ocimeae) based on sequences of the trnL intron, trnL-trnF intergene spacer and rps 16 intron of the plastid genome is presented. Several methodsExpand
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Importance of flavonoids in insect--plant interactions: feeding and oviposition.
Jeffrey Harborne and colleagues have been responsible for collating the majority of data on the role of flavonoids in insect plant interactions. This article examines some of this information andExpand
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Characterization of potentially chemopreventive phenols in extracts of brown rice that inhibit the growth of human breast and colon cancer cells.
Rice is a staple diet in Asia, where the incidence of breast and colon cancer is markedly below that in the Western world. We investigated potential colon and breast tumor-suppressive properties ofExpand
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Flavonoid-insect interactions: recent advances in our knowledge.
Recent contributions to the role of phenolics, especially flavonoids, in different aspects of insect-plant interactions are reviewed, including data on the effects of rutin on the feeding behaviourExpand
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Flavone C-glycosides from Viola yedoensis MAKINO.
A new flavone C-glycoside, apigenin 6-C-alpha-L-arabinopyranosyl-8-C-beta-L-arabinopyranoside, has been isolated from Viola yedoensis together with the known compounds, apigeninExpand
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Local uses of Aristolochia species and content of nephrotoxic aristolochic acid 1 and 2--a global assessment based on bibliographic sources.
AIMS OF THE STUDY More than 100 cases of nephropathy over the last 10 years caused by the systemic and longer term application of Chinese snakeroot (Aristolochia fangchi) highlighted the risk ofExpand
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The Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy
It has been 20 years since the first description of a rapidly progressive renal disease that is associated with the consumption of Chinese herbs containing aristolochic acid (AA) and is now termedExpand
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