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Pongamia oil for fighting bacterial and fungal infections
eMediNexus,  29 December 2018
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Pongamia pinnata (Linn.), popularly known as Karanja or Indian Beech, is a medicinal plant known for its multitude of benefits. Its seeds contain about 28-34% oil with a high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Pongamia is rich in phenylated flavonoids. Pongamia seed oil contains a bioactive molecule known as karanjin. Six compounds (two sterols, three sterol derivatives and one disaccharide) and eight fatty acids (three saturated and five unsaturated) have also been isolated from the seeds of Po
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