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Upgrading the medicinal value chain of neglected and underutilized Eremomastax (Lindau.) species through antioxidant health benefits.

  title={Upgrading the medicinal value chain of neglected and underutilized Eremomastax (Lindau.) species through antioxidant health benefits.},
  author={Edak Aniedi Uyoh and Peter Nkachukwu Chukwurah and Ikootobong Sunday Urua and Helen M. Umoffia},
  journal={International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants},
A critical step towards improvement of global healt h care delivery system lies in the discovery and optimal utilization of the wide range of medicinal plant resources available in nature. Against this backdrop, the antioxidant p o- tential of two underutilized crops - Eremomastax speciosa (Hochst.) Cufod. and Eremomastax polysperma (Benth.) Dandy, growing under lowland humid tropical conditions of southern Nigeria were investigated using selected compl e- mentary in vitro assay systems… 

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