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Nat Prod Res. 2014;28(16):1267-74. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2014.895723. Epub 2014 Mar 21.

Pharmacological importance of an ethnobotanical plant: Capsicum annuum L.

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a Department of Chemistry , COMSATS Institute of Information Technology , Abbottabad 22060 , KPK , Pakistan.

Abstract

Capsicum annuum L., a fruit plant from tropical and subtropical regions, contains a range of essential nutrients and bioactive compounds which are known to exhibit a range of bioactivities including free radical scavenging (antioxidant), antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anticancer. This review aims to give a comprehensive overview of the literature published on pharmacological behaviours of C. annuum L.

KEYWORDS:

Capsicum; anti-inflammatory; anticancer; antimicrobial; antioxidant; chilli

PMID:
24650229
DOI:
10.1080/14786419.2014.895723
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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