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 .
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.
Sodom Apple Fruit Extracts
Field Experiment Results.
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.
These results also confirmed the presence of phenolics and flavonoids in fruit extracts
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.
Favorable effects of aronia fruit extracts
have also been demonstrated in vivo.
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 .
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.