Therapeutic Approach and Characterisation of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Rind against Acrylamide Toxicity
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a cheap and easily available fruit in the local markets of India. The rind, which is the outer layer of watermelon, is completely edible. It is the only fruit with 90 per cent of water, and is fully edible including its rind and seeds as they contains different types of nutrients which are needed by our body in day to day life. The benefits in our body, includes reduced blood pressure, presence of different types of vitamins, such as vitamin A, B & C, as well as different types of minerals required by our body. The present study aims in evaluating the presence of different secondary metabolites in the watermelon rind. The therapeutic efficacy of watermelon rind against acrylamide toxicity in the lymphocyte cell line is studied. As selenium is an important micronutrient, an attempt has been made to prepare the selenium nanoparticles followed by its characterisation.
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