Category: The World of Plants

Physalis peruviana as an antioxidant

Considering that every other part of this plant besides fruit bears toxicity due to solanines and other solanine alkaloids, the fruits are the only part safe for consumption. Physalis peruviana achieves its medicinal merit through the antioxidant capacity of polyphenols found in the fruit.

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There is nothing quite like neem

Find out what neem (Azadirachta indica, Meliaceae) is and why there isn’t any other plant quite like it. Read about its medicinal use and bioactive compounds and how it might change pest control in the future as an unconventional insecticide.

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