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Title: Plants as natural antioxidants
Authors: Gupta, Vivek Kumar
Sharma, Surendra Kumar
Keywords: Reactive Oxygen Species
Antioxidant
Free radicals
Oxidative stress
Natural antioxidants
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.7 — A61 K 35/78, A61P 39/06
Abstract: Oxygen free radicals induce damage due to peroxidation to biomembranes and also to DNA, which lead to tissue damage, thus cause occurrence of a number of diseases. Antioxidants neutralise the effect of free radicals through different ways and may prevent the body from various diseases. Antioxidants may be synthetic or natural. Synthetic antioxidants such as butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) have recently been reported to be dangerous for human health. Thus, the search for effective, non-toxic natural compounds with antioxidative activity has been intensified in recent years. The present review includes a brief account of research reports on plants with antioxidant potential.
Page(s): 326-334
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.5(4) [July-August 2006]

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