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Antioxidant property, traditional uses and chemical composition of seed oil plants of North-east India: A mini- review

Talukdar, AD and Basar, N and Nath, D and Saha, P and Nahar, L and Sarker, SD (2015) Antioxidant property, traditional uses and chemical composition of seed oil plants of North-east India: A mini- review. TANG, 5 (3). e17-1. ISSN 2014-3214

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Abstract

Apart from being used as food, seed oils have also been used traditionally as medicinal products by
several communities. However, the full medicinal potential of many seed oil plants is yet to be properly
reviewed, particularly for their antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. North-East India has rich
resources of seed oil plants. The availability of detailed information on these plants is quite limited. This
review aims to explore and evaluate these seed oil plants of the North-East India with particular emphasis
on their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities as well as chemical compositions. A comprehensive
literature search on seed oil plants of this region has been performed. Seed oil yielding plants of this
region can be categorized into two categories: plants that are used traditionally as sources of edible or
medicinal oils and plants that are used for purposes other than as sources of oils. Many seed oil plants of
this region have been reported to possess antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and to produce various
types of compounds. This review also highlights the importance of these plants in contributing to the local
as well as the national economy of India.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Association of Humanitas Medicine
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 12:09
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 12:09
DOI or Identification number: 10.5667/tang.2015.0010
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2796

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