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Phenolics as potential antioxidant therapeutic agents: mechanism and actions.
Accumulating chemical, biochemical, clinical and epidemiological evidence supports the chemoprotective effects of phenolic antioxidants against oxidative stress-mediated disorders. TheExpand
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Antioxidant actions and phenolic and vitamin C contents of common Mauritian exotic fruits
Seventeen commonly consumed exotic fruits from Mauritius were analysed for their antioxidant capacity, total phenolics, proanthocyanidins, flavonoids and vitamin C content. Two independent methodsExpand
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Total phenol, flavonoid, proanthocyanidin and vitamin C levels and antioxidant activities of Mauritian vegetables
Ten Mauritian vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, white cabbage, lettuce, Chinese cabbage, mugwort, carrot, onion, tomato and chilli pepper, were analysed for their total phenol, flavonoid,Expand
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Polyphenol composition, vitamin C content and antioxidant capacity of Mauritian citrus fruit pulps
The pulp extracts of twenty-one varieties of citrus fruits (oranges, satsumah, clementine, mandarins, tangor, bergamot, lemon, tangelos, kumquat, calamondin and pamplemousses), commonly grown inExpand
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Phytochemical constituents of Cassia fistula
Since the advent of modern drug treatments, traditional medicine has greatly receded in occidental societies. Moreover, only a limited number of medicinal plants have received detailed scientificExpand
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Characterization of the antioxidant functions of flavonoids and proanthocyanidins in Mauritian black teas
Abstract Tea drinking is associated with an improved antioxidant status in vivo which may contribute to the lowering of the risk of certain types of cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke. TheExpand
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Evaluation of genetic diversity between 27 banana cultivars (Musa spp.) in Mauritius using RAPD markers
Cultivated bananas (Musa spp.) are mostly diploid or triploid cultivars with various combinations of the A and B genomes inherited from their diploid ancestors Musa acuminata Colla. and MusaExpand
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Oxygen species scavenging activity of phenolic extracts from hawthorn fresh plant organs and pharmaceutical preparations.
Different extracts of fresh vegetative and reproductive organs from Crataegus monogyna harvested during a whole season and from some pharmaceutical hawthorn preparations exhibit in vitro antioxidantExpand
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Antioxidant activities of phenolic, proanthocyanidin, and flavonoid components in extracts of Cassia fistula.
Cassia fistula L., a semi-wild Indian Labernum, is widely cultivated in Mauritius as an ornamental tree for its beautiful bunches of yellow flowers and also used in traditional medicine for severalExpand
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Targeting specific cell signaling transduction pathways by dietary and medicinal phytochemicals in cancer chemoprevention.
Natural phytochemicals derived from dietary sources or medicinal plants have gained significant recognition in the potential management of several human clinical conditions. Much research has alsoExpand
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