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Antifungal and Mitogenic Activities of Cluster Pepper (Capsicum frutescens) Seeds

Tzi-Bun Ng1, Patrick H.K. Ngai2, Randy C.F. Cheung1, Jack H. Wong1, Sze-Kwan Lam1, He-Xiang Wang3, Xiujuan Ye1, Yau-Sang Chan1, Evandro F. Fang1

1 School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

3State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Department of Microbiology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Introduction 345 Botanical Description 345 Historical Cultivation and Usage 346

Present-Day Cultivation and Usage 346

Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 346 Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) 348 Summary Points 348 References 349

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