Naturally Occurring Astringent Compounds
a Department of Carbohydrate Chemistry and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, b Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Isotope Laboratory, Prague, c Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, d Department of Pharmaceutical Botany and Ecology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Hradec Králové
A brief survey of the naturally occurring astringent compounds aims to show the importance of this group of renewable materials to contribute to the knowledge of the biodiversity of secondary metabolites that can be utilized among others, in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. The beauty and biodiversity of this group of mostly secondary metabolites are illustrated. The article is also aimed as teaching tool for teachers and students.
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