Phytochemicals from fern species: potential for medicine applications

@article{Cao2016PhytochemicalsFF,
  title={Phytochemicals from fern species: potential for medicine applications},
  author={H. Cao and Tsun-Thai Chai and X. Wang and M. Morais-Braga and Jing-hua Yang and Fai-Chu Wong and Ruibing Wang and H. Yao and Jianguo Cao and L. Cornara and B. Burlando and Yitao Wang and Jian-bo Xiao and H. Coutinho},
  journal={Phytochemistry Reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={379 - 440}
}
Ferns are an important phytogenetic bridge between lower and higher plants. Historically they have been used in many ways by humans, including as ornamental plants, domestic utensils, foods, and in handicrafts. In addition, they have found uses as medicinal herbs. Ferns produce a wide array of secondary metabolites endowed with different bioactivities that could potentially be useful in the treatment of many diseases. However, there is currently relatively little information in the literature… Expand
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