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Master Thesis

Le Lepidium latifolium, de l’Asie aux Landes : étude botanique et intérêts thérapeutiques

Abstract : Lepidium latifolium, a plant belonging to the Brassicaceae family, has been used in traditional medicine for many years. Indeed, various herbal medicine books dating from the 18th century evoke the use of this plant to relieve various ailments. However, current records for this plant only report an invasive and unwanted plant. Yet several decades ago, the monks of the abbey of Maylis, in the Landes, chose to cultivate it for its benefits. This thesis allows for an in-depth study of the botany of Lepidium latifolium. In addition, we looked at their working methods of the monks, which are artisanal. By putting it in touch with the botanical study, we were able to offer them areas for improving their methods, in order to preserve the quality of the plant as much as possible. This thesis also studies the different compounds present in the plant, as well as their properties, in order to establish a link between the activity of the compounds and the traditional uses of Lepidium latifolium. The predominantly present compounds are glucosinolates. Biologically inactive, they will be transformed into isothiocyanates, which will have effects on the health of the consumer.
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Claire-Marie de La Rocque. Le Lepidium latifolium, de l’Asie aux Landes : étude botanique et intérêts thérapeutiques. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03282563⟩



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