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ANTIOXIDANT, IMMUNOMODULATORY AND ANTICANCER ACTIVITIES OF EMBLICA OFFICINALIS: AN OVERVIEW

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Author(s): Madhuri S. | Pandey Govind | Verma Karuna S.

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 2;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 38;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Emblica officinalis (Amla) | activities as antioxidant | immunomodulatory and anticancer.

ABSTRACT
Emblica officinalis (Amla) is traditionally used for several diseases, and it is believed to increase the defense against diseases. It is particularly used for the treatment of cancer, diabetes, liver disorders, heart disease, ulcer, snake venom, haemorrhage, diarrhea, dysentery, anaemia and ophthalmic disorders. The antioxidant, immunomodulatory, anticancer, cytoprotective, analgesic, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antitussive and gastroprotective are the important properties of amla. Vitamin C, tannins and flavaniods present in amla have very powerful antioxidant activities. Due to rich vitamin C, amla is successfully used in the treatment of human scurvy.

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