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A Note on Metabolites


Plant metabolites are unproved against several diseases: cancer (the alkaloids camptothecin and homoharringtonine, a simple acetogenin, 4ipomeanol, the shikimate-derivedNK-611, the diterpenoid prostratin, the meroterpene lapachol, and tea , which is rich offlavonoids), bacterial infections (a flavolignan, 5'-methoxyhydnocarpin), cardiovascular dysfunctions (a polyacetylene, cunaniol), dermatological problems (ten-herbextract), stomachic problems (columbin, a clerodane diterpene), wound healing (turmeric and Balsam Peru), and CNS dysfunctions (caffeine and nicotine).

Preeti Kattekola

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