A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

By Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand journey of the area of the senses comprises conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a pro nostril in big apple, in addition to dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic food and the song performed by way of the planet Earth.

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Marianum after the isolation of fatty oils. Seeds are rich in fatty acid composition. e. linoleic acid > oleic acid > palmitic acid > stearic acid [7]. 72. The physiochemical properties of S. marianum oil are described in Table 1 [8]. From Table 1, it has been reported that S. marianum is rich in oil and fatty acids which is important from medicinal point of view. The seeds could be utilized as edible oil and proteins [9]. 3 Modulation of Cell Signaling Pathways by Silymarin Apart from its hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects, the use of silymarin has been broadened to other actions such as cardioprotection, skin protection, neuroprotection, and chemoprotection.

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