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Phytother Res. 2000 Feb;14(1):43-4.

The in vitro effect of dandelions antioxidants on microsomal lipid peroxidation.

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  • 1II. Department of Medicine, Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.


Dandelions have long been used in herbal medicine for their choleretic, diuretic, antiinflammatory, appetite-stimulating and laxative properties. An antioxidant property can be supposed as a basis of their-therapeutic effects. To understand the mechanism of the drug's action, the effects of natural extracts on a microsomal fraction of rat liver were examined. The extracts diminished the enzymatically induced-lipid peroxidation and reduced the cytochrome c with and without NADPH in a concentration dependent manner.

Copyright 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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