Therapeutic properties in Tunisian hot springs: first evidence of phenolic compounds in the cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya sp. biomass, capsular polysaccharides and releasing polysaccharides

@inproceedings{Trabelsi2016TherapeuticPI,
  title={Therapeutic properties in Tunisian hot springs: first evidence of phenolic compounds in the cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya sp. biomass, capsular polysaccharides and releasing polysaccharides},
  author={Lamia Trabelsi and Amira Mnari and Mohamed M Abdel-Daim and Salwa Abid-Essafi and Lotfi Aleya},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundIn Tunisia, the use of hot spring waters for both health and recreation is a tradition dating back to Roman times. In fact, thermal baths, usually called “Hammam” are recommended as a therapeutic and prophylactic measure against many types of illness and toxicity. While the chemical concentration of thermal water is admittedly associated with its therapeutic effects, the inclusion in spa waters of efficient bioproduct additives produced by photosynthetic microorganisms and that act… CONTINUE READING
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