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Gallstones-dissolving capacity of lemon ( Citrus limon ) juice, Herniaria hirsuta L. extract and lemon juice-based natural vinaigrette in vitro

  title={Gallstones-dissolving capacity of lemon ( Citrus limon ) juice, Herniaria hirsuta L. extract and lemon juice-based natural vinaigrette in vitro},
  author={Malika Chekroune and Salem Benamara},
This paper presents the investigation of the gallstones-dissolving capacity (GDC) of lemon (Citrus limon) juice (LJ), Herniaria hirsuta L. aqueous extract and olive oil/LJ natural vinaigrette (NV) in vitro, for the first time. To start with, the gallstones from an Algerian female patient were characterized in terms of both their chemical composition by UV-VIS spectroscopy and thermal analysis. Then, the GDC was evaluated throughout the reduction of weight of different gallstones which were… Expand
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