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Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Ashish Deep Gupta1, Deepak Rajpurohit2

1Mangalayatan University, Institute of Biomedical Education & Research, Department of Biotechnology, Uttar Pradesh, India

2College of Horticulture and Forestry, Department of Biotechnology, Rajasthan, India

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Introduction 831 Botanical Description 832 Historical Cultivation and Usage 832 Present-Day Cultivation and Usage 833

Application to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 833

Antioxidant activity 833 Antimicrobial activity 836 Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) 837 Summary Points 837 References 838

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

BHA, butylated hydroxyanisole

BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene

MMDA, 3-methoxy-4,5-methylene-dioxyamphetamine

TMA, 3,4,5 trimethoxyamphetamine

ROS, reactive oxygen species

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