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Medicinal properties of neem leaves: a review.

The following review gives information on the neem plant.  Neem has a wide variety of medicinal usages as the article points out. Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, has attracted worldwide prominence in recent years, owing to its wide range of medicinal properties. Neem has been extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani and Homoeopathic medicine and […]

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nvestigation of the tuber constituents of maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp.).

The information below gives us information on the currently popular herb, Lepidium meyennii, Maca. Lepidium meyenii, known in South America as maca, has received attention worldwide as a powerful energizer that improves physical and mental conditions and increases fertility. Because of these reports, we investigated the secondary metabolites of the tuber of maca. The methanol […]

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Ocimum sanctum Linn. (Holy Basil) ethanolic leaf extract protects against 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced genotoxicity, oxidative stress, and imbalance in xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes.

The following information clearly states the effectiveness of Holy Basil in reducing the extent of lipid and protein oxidation and up-regulating antioxidant defenses. The present study was designed to evaluate the protective effects of ethanolic Ocimum sanctum leaf extract against 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced genotoxicity, oxidative stress, and imbalance in xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes. Four different concentrations of ethanolic […]

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