A Note on Variation of Active Principles in Indian Medicinal Plants and TIM Formulations

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Vol: 2008, Issue: 1

Publication Year:
2008
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Author(s):
Singh, Amritpal
article description
The active principles or constituents (phytochemicals) in medicinal plants are chemical compounds known as secondary plant products. Some secondary products discourage herbivores; others inhibit bacterial or fungal pathogens. Active principles in medicinal plants may affect health, but are not-essential nutrients as our diet does not require them to sustain life in the same way as vitamins and minerals.