Synergy in plant medicines.

  title={Synergy in plant medicines.},
  author={Benjamin Gilbert and Lucio Ferreira Alves},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  volume={10 1},
The notion that medicines derived from plants depend for their action on active principles present has to be modified in view of the findings that there are, in many cases, adjuvant substances in the plant which enhance the activity of the components actually responsible for the effect. This synergy may involve protection of an active substance from degradation by enzymes; it may facilitate transport across barriers such as cell and organelle walls, it may overcome multi-drug resistance… CONTINUE READING

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