Human erythrocytes are affected in vitro by extracts of Ugni molinae leaves.

@article{Suwalsky2006HumanEA,
  title={Human erythrocytes are affected in vitro by extracts of Ugni molinae leaves.},
  author={Mario Suwalsky and Paula Orellana and Marcia A. Avello and Fernando Pardo-Manual de Villena and Carlos Patricio Sotomayor},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={1393-8}
}
Ugni molinae Turcz, also known as "Murtilla", is a plant that grows in the south of Chile. Infusions of their leaves have long been used in traditional native herbal medicine. The chemical composition of the leaves indicates the presence of polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties. In order to evaluate the mechanisms of their antioxidant properties and the toxicity of the aqueous extracts of leaves, the extracts were induced to interact with human red cells, their isolated unsealed… CONTINUE READING

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