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Bioactive Phytochemical Constituents of Some Edible Fruits of Myrtaceae Family

Mohammad Asif


Many species of Myrtaceae famity are cultivated throughout the tropics for their edible fruit, food products and also used as traditional medicines in various ailments such as inflammation, intestinal disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, antimicrobials, antiscorbutics, carminatives, diuretics, and astringents. Common phenolic compounds are cyanidin 3-glucoside, delphinidin 3-glucoside, ellagic acid, kaempferol, myricetin, quercetin, quercitrin, and rutin in edible Myrtaceae fruits. The ethnomedical and phytochemical properties are study of these bioactive constituents of these fruits.

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