fruit of the Limonia acidissima, or wood apple tree known as a medicinal plant




The fruit of the Limonia acidissima, or wood apple tree was known as a medicinal plant in ancient histories of Greek and Roman times and is an important plant in Ayurveda, the traditional system of Indian medicine.

This fruit is recommended in Ayurveda for treatment of tumors,
asthma, fruit powder has considerable anti-oxidant activity as a nutritional supplement and offers protection against fluoride induced hepatic and renal oxidative stress.

The NO produced by inducible nitric oxide synthase is a primary pro-inflammatory mediator and plays an important role in neuroinflammatory diseases, constituents of Limonia acidissima reduced NO production.


Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, 2010
Research report Fluoride, 2011

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