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Pongamia oil to fight bacterial infections
eMediNexus,  02 November 2018
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Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre (Fabaceae) extract is known for its antimicrobial potential. Pongamia has been described as having antibacterial as well as antifungal activity. The antifungal and antibacterial activity of this herb is attributed to Pongarotene, a rotenoid and karanjin, a known flavonol.1 Pongamia, or karanja has traditionally been prescribed for cutaneous affections and vaginal discharges.2

In an evaluation of the antibacterial activity of Karanj (Pongamia pinnat

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