Mineral Nutrition of Medicinal Legumes

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Majority of the medicinal plants belong to angiospermic families of which legume family (Fabaceae) is the third largest, with approximately 650 genera and 20,000 species. A handsome number of medicinal legumes are potential sources of glycosides (aloe-emodin, chrysophenol, emodin, and rhein etc.), antibiotics, flavonoids, alkaloids and phytochemicals, which are used in drug manufacturing by the pharmaceutical industries. Among them, hyacinth bean, senna sophera, coffee senna and cassia tora constitute the most important ...

Mineral Nutrition of Medicinal Legumes 2011, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

ISBN-13: 9783845423531

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