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Phenolic compounds from Achillea millefolium L. and their bioactivity.
The results confirmed A. millefolium as an important source of bioactive metabolites, justifying its pharmaceutical and ethnobotanical use. Expand
Effects of selenium biofortification on crop nutritional quality
The function of Se in plant and human nutrition and the progress in the genetic engineering of Se metabolism to increase the levels and bioavailability of this element in food crops are discussed. Expand
Evaluation of in vitro antioxidant properties of some traditional Sardinian medicinal plants: Investigation of the high antioxidant capacity of Rubus ulmifolius
The antioxidant capacities of 11 botanical species used in the tradition of Sardinia as teas beverages or as decoction for medicinal purposes were evaluated using different in vitro methods (BR,Expand
Selenium fertilization alters the chemical composition and antioxidant constituents of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.).
Tomato fruits can be safely enriched with Se, and Se biofortification may enhance levels of other neutraceutical compounds. Expand
In vitro estrogenic activity of Achillea millefolium L.
The results suggest that isolation and biological characterization of estrogenic compounds in traditionally used medicinal plants could be a first step in better assessing further (e.g. in vivo) tests of nutraceutical and pharmacological strategies based on phytoestrogens. Expand
The essential oil from industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) by-products as an effective tool for insect pest management in organic crops
Light is shed on the possible utilization of the crop residue of industrial hemp as a source of environmental-friendly botanical insecticides to be used in Integrated Pest Management and organic agriculture, particularly to manage aphid and housefly populations. Expand
Centella asiatica (L.) urban from Nepal: Quali-quantitative analysis of samples from several sites, and selection of high terpene containing populations for cultivation
Significant indications on how to select high-terpene producing germplasm and recommendations for plant cultivation are provided and soil fertilisation is critical, since over-rich soils affect secondary metabolite content. Expand
Identification of non-alkaloid acetylcholinesterase inhibitors from Ferulago campestris (Besser) Grecescu (Apiaceae).
The Ferulago campestris roots dichloromethane extract was used for a bioassay-guided fractionation for the search of AChE inhibitors and the most active compounds were the daucane derivative siol anisate 4 and the epielmanticine 8, with IC(50) of 0.172 and 0.175 mM respectively. Expand
Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES) as a Tool for Bioavailability Improvement: Pharmacokinetics of Rutin Dissolved in Proline/Glycine after Oral Administration in Rats: Possible Application in
The possible use of non-toxic NADES for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical preparations and the effect of various eutectic mixtures on rutin’s water solubility was studied. Expand
Two new sesquiterpene lactones from the leaves of Laurus nobilis.
The cytotoxic activity of Laurus nobilis was evaluated against three different tumor cell lines of human origin and the structures of the new compounds were identified by 1D and 2D NMR experiments, as well as high resolution mass spectrometry. Expand