Phytochemical Analysis and Antioxidant Potential of the Phytonutrient-Rich Decoction of Cichorium spinosum and C. intybus.

@article{Brieudes2016PhytochemicalAA,
  title={Phytochemical Analysis and Antioxidant Potential of the Phytonutrient-Rich Decoction of Cichorium spinosum and C. intybus.},
  author={Vincent Brieudes and Apostolis Angelis and Konstantina Vougogiannopoulou and Harris Pratsinis and Dimitris Kletsas and Sofia Mitakou and Maria Halabalaki and Leandros A. Skaltsounis},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2016},
  volume={82 11-12},
  pages={
          1070-8
        }
}
The Cretan diet, as the basis of the Mediterranean diet, has provided traditional remedies for the general well being of people through the long-established consumption of cooked wild greens and vegetables. The intake of the water decoctions of Cichorium spinosum and Cichorium intybus in the context of the daily dietary regime in Greece has been long associated with "liver detoxifying" properties. In the current study, we performed an in-depth investigation of the water decoctions traditionally… 

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