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Flavonoids were present in all extracts except aqueous fruit extract whereas anthraquinones were present in some extracts.
However, till date, hardly any study has been conducted to investigate the efficacy of Terminalia arjuna (T arjuna; Combretaceae) fruit extract, in retarding lipid and protein oxidation in meat food system, although its leaves, bark, and roots are extensively used as herbal medicine in both traditional Ayurvedic and Yunani systems [5].
Determination of Fruit Extracts SPF Tomato (S lycopersicum L.)
For the determination of total phenolics, 5 [micro]L of fruit extract was mixed with 225 [micro]L of distilled water, 5 [MICRO]L of 2 N Folin-Ciocalteu reagent (previously diluted with distilled water 1:2; v:v) and 15 [micro]L of 2% N[a.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] solution.
Animals treated with glibenclamide and fruit extracts showed marked decreases in blood glucose level compared with normal control animals, beginning only 1 hour after glucose administration.
Aqueous Murtilla fruit extract (40 [micro]L) was mixed with distilled water (3.16 mL) in a test tube and then 200 [micro]L of Folin-Ciocalteu reagent was added.
We aimed to investigate the healing efficacy of P macrocarpa fruit extract on excision wounds of rats and to elucidate possible mechanisms underlying such healing effect.
Recently, Chew and coworkers reported the presence of tannin, flavonoid, steroid, saponin, and alkaloid particularly mimosine in leaf and fruit extracts of the plant [45].
So, for the management of the diseases which require life long therapy fruit extracts can be a good option as in most Asian countries where the use of folk medicine is prevalent, the search for traditional cures is a common practice13.