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Health benefits of Arugula: A review

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Plants in the Brassicacae family are thought to have various therapeutic and medicinal properties, such as tumorigenesis i nhibition, antiulcer and hepatopharmacy. Annual species of rocket (Eruca sativa) is part of the mustard (Brassicaceae) family. Eruca sativa is commonly used in folk medications and is well known as a cure for renal illness. It contains glucosides, mineral salts and vitamin C and is in this manner thought to be a magnificent stomachic, stimulant, and hence utilized as a diuretic and antiscorbutic. Furthermore, it also showed antisecretory, cytoprotective anti-cancer, antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory activities.

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