New Zealand christmas tree: Historic uses and cancer prevention

Felina Marie Cordova, Ronald R Watson

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The Metrosideros excelsa naturally grows in New Zealand. It produces red flowers and contains anthocyanins and flavonoids, which as antioxidants may have a positive impact on human diseases and health such as in cancer prevention and treatment. In addition, it has had a prominent role in the history of New Zealand and continues to be a symbol for the culture of the country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioactive Foods and Extracts
Subtitle of host publicationCancer Treatment and Prevention
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781439816219
ISBN (Print)9781439816196
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Cordova, F. M., & Watson, R. R. (2010). New Zealand christmas tree: Historic uses and cancer prevention. In Bioactive Foods and Extracts: Cancer Treatment and Prevention (pp. 583-585). CRC Press.