The Biological and Pharmacological Importance of Apricot

  title={The Biological and Pharmacological Importance of Apricot},
  author={Ismet Yılmaz},
The aim of this review can be summarized as medicinal importance of apricot and it’s kernel. In this context; to give information on some research results which hitherto intended it’s biological and pharmacological importances. It’s different effects from liver regeneration to myocardial ischemiareperfussion and serum minerals to anti-oxidant enzymes will be discussed. It may be emphasized that apricot is one of the rarest fruits which consumes both itself and it’s kernel. Key word: Apricot… 
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