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Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia species) modulate the oxidative stress associated injury of diesel exhaust particles in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.

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Summary of "Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia species) modulate the oxidative stress associated injury of diesel exhaust particles in human umbilical vein endothelial cells."

Previous evidence show foods and beverages rich in polyphenolic compounds to have favourable effects on the cardiovascular system.

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Name: Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology
ISSN: 1618-095X
Pages: 152898

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A plant genus of the family Fabaceae. Members contain cyclopamine, a teratogen producing cyclopia (one eye in the middle of the face) and XANTHONES.

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