Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016, Page: 30-34
Phytochemistry and Medicinal Uses of Tamarindus indica and Persea Americana as Sources of Plant Nutrients
Emmanuel Uchenna Uzukwu, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Amal Bakr Shori, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ahmad Salihin Baba, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Received: Oct. 30, 2016;       Accepted: Nov. 18, 2016;       Published: Dec. 20, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20160101.15      View  4166      Downloads  91
Abstract
Tamarindus indica (tamarind) and Persea Americana (avocado) are tropical fruits. They are very nutritious foods contain fatty acids, vitamins, phytosterols and other phytochemicals. The extracts from fruit pulp and seeds can be used as an alternativ dietary supplement. In addition, they have been extensively used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases. Thus, the present study review the phytochemicals and medicinal uses of tamarind and avocado as sources of plant nutrients.
Keywords
Tamarind, Avocado, Phytochemistry, Medicinal Properties
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Emmanuel Uchenna Uzukwu, Amal Bakr Shori, Ahmad Salihin Baba, Phytochemistry and Medicinal Uses of Tamarindus indica and Persea Americana as Sources of Plant Nutrients, American Journal of Plant Biology. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 30-34. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpb.20160101.15
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