Overview on Mentha and Thymus Polyphenols

  title={Overview on Mentha and Thymus Polyphenols},
  author={Ol{\'i}via R. Pereira and Susana M. Cardoso},
  journal={Current Analytical Chemistry},
Mentha and Thymus are important genera of the Lamiaceae family widely distributed in the entire World and commonly used in traditional medicine. Indeed, many species of the two genera have been credited with a large list of health-benefit effects, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, neuroprotective and anticarcino- genic. In turn, these properties have been associated to the polyphenolic composition of the plants. The present review summarizes the phenolic… 

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