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Antioxidant properties of Ficus species - a review.

@article{Sirisha2010AntioxidantPO,
  title={Antioxidant properties of Ficus species - a review.},
  author={Nagala Sirisha and Munna Sreenivasulu and Kumari Sangeeta and Challa Madhusudhana Chetty},
  journal={International Journal of PharmTech Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={2174-2182}
}
Ficus is a huge tropical ,deciduous , evergreen tree with more than 800 species . Bark , root , leaves , fruit and latex of this plant are frequently usedfor the treatment of various illnesses. Ficus produces a unique fruit which is actually a inverted flower. Ficus species are rich source of polyphenolic compounds , flavanoids which are responsible for strong antioxidant properties that help in prevention and therapy of various oxidative stress related diseases such as neurodegenerative and… Expand
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