Vaithiyalingam, V. J., Ammayappan, S. R., Muthuraddy, S. K. N.
In Citrus species, flavonones and glycosides occur in large amounts, plays a major role in maintaining various pathological conditions. Naringein and hesperidin, are the main constituents of the citrus fruits. Naringin gets converted into naringenin which is an aglycone part by the intestinal microorganism. They found to possess metal chelating effect, antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-allergic, anti-estrogenic, antidiabetic, adipolytic activity, ischemic heart disease anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, Hypoxia, hepatoprotective activity and anti-cancer activity. Because of all these pharmacological action, both Naringin and naringenin are gaining an importance to be used as a food supplement.
Citrus fruits, Naringin, Naringenin, Hesperidin, Metal chelation, Adipolysis
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Vaithiyalingam, V. J., Ammayappan, S. R., & Muthuraddy, S. K. N. (2013). Role of Naringin and Naringenin in Various Diseased Conditions - A Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 2(4), 198-212.