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Natural Products from Madagascar, Socio-Cultural Usage, and Potential Applications in Advanced Biomedicine: A Concise Review

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Department of Chemistry “Stanislao Cannizzaro”—University of Rome La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Animal Biodiversity and Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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Department of Fundamental and Applied Biochemistry, University of Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”—University of Rome La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Gianfranco Risuleo is on retirement.
Academic Editor: Andrei Mocan
Molecules 2021, 26(15), 4507; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26154507
Received: 23 June 2021 / Revised: 15 July 2021 / Accepted: 15 July 2021 / Published: 27 July 2021
Natural products endowed of biological activity represent a primary source of commodities ranging from nutrition to therapeutic agents, as well as cosmetic tools and recreational principles. These natural means have been used by mankind for centuries, if not millennia. They are commonly used all over the world in socio-economical contexts, but are particularly attractive in disadvantaged areas or economically emerging situations all over the world. This is very likely due to the relatively easy recovery of these bioactive principles from the environment, at a low if any cost, as well as ease of administration and the general popular compliance concerning their consumption/ingestion. In this concise review, we focus on some popular bioactive principles of botanical origin which find a wide use in the Madagascan populations. However, due to space limitations, only some of the most common and largely diffused principles in this country are considered. Finally, a possible nanotechnological administration is discussed in the case where a potential therapeutic usage is envisaged. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural products; Madagascan active principles; nano-delivery natural products; Madagascan active principles; nano-delivery
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Mesa, C.L.; Ranalison, O.; Randriantseheno, L.N.; Risuleo, G. Natural Products from Madagascar, Socio-Cultural Usage, and Potential Applications in Advanced Biomedicine: A Concise Review. Molecules 2021, 26, 4507. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26154507

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Mesa CL, Ranalison O, Randriantseheno LN, Risuleo G. Natural Products from Madagascar, Socio-Cultural Usage, and Potential Applications in Advanced Biomedicine: A Concise Review. Molecules. 2021; 26(15):4507. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26154507

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Mesa, Camillo L., Oliarinony Ranalison, Lovasoa N. Randriantseheno, and Gianfranco Risuleo. 2021. "Natural Products from Madagascar, Socio-Cultural Usage, and Potential Applications in Advanced Biomedicine: A Concise Review" Molecules 26, no. 15: 4507. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26154507

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