Thesis on medicinal plants

These findings support extensive metabolism of caffeic acid in the colon, depending on the substrate concentration and the supplement of glucose which resulting the formation of simple phenolics.

The proanthocyanidins were dimers and trimers comprising epi catechin and epi afzelechin units. Aspects of Ishelhin ethnobotanical knowledge are described through vernacular plant names, which reflect local livelihoods and biodiversity values; vernacular names for medicinal plants correspond to botanical species and are found to treat 36 folk ailments.

Therapeutic efficacy of many indigenous plants for several disorders has been described by practitioners of traditional medicine. In the current investigation carried out, a screening of hydroalcoholic extracts of Cassia fistula leaves against pathogenic bacteria and fungi is done in order to detect new sources of antimicrobial agents.

Several pathways, by which flavonoids and other plant phenolics may exert their effects on chemical oxidation have been identified, one of which is their free radical scavenging capacity to halt the propagation stage of lipid peroxidation. Transmission of knowledge is underpinned by the prestige and legitimacy of alternative remedies and healing systems, which shift during socioeconomic and religious change.

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There is great interest in the possibility that the antioxidant potential of plant-derived compounds such as flavonoids may reduce the risk of developing these conditions.

ICP analysis showed the presence of most of the selected metals in all the plant samples. Eight plants were selected for phytochemical analysis and investigation for antioxidant activity, based on discussions with clinic supervisors from four herbal medicine training clinics and a review of patient's case notes.

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The Role of Medicinal Plants in New Zealand's Settler Medical Culture, ss