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Linum usitatissimum as an antimicrobial agent and a potential natural healer: a review

Fadzir, Ummu Afifah and Darnis, Deny Susanti and Mustafa Al-Ahmad, Basma Ezzat and Mokhtar@Makhtar, Khairani Idah (2018) Linum usitatissimum as an antimicrobial agent and a potential natural healer: a review. Archives of Orofacial Sciences, 13 (2). pp. 55-62. ISSN 1823-8602 E-ISSN 2231-7163

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Linum usitatissimum commonly known as flaxseed is one of the oldest crops traditionally cultivated mainly for its oil purposes. Flaxseed is widely known for its rich source of nutritive and bioactive compounds. Recently, it has gained considerable interest due to the potential health benefits attributed to its component of metabolites, including its antimicrobial properties. Two main components of flaxseed, the unsaturated fatty acids and lignan, are suggested as the main metabolites that exhibit antimicrobial activities. This paper aims to give an overview on fatty acid and phenolic compound in flaxseed and their possible activities as antimicrobial agents.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 5641/68293
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alpha linolenic acid; antimicrobial; flaxseed; lignan; phenolic compound.
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Department of Fundamental Dental and Medical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Khairani Idah Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 12:25
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 16:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68293

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