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Abstract

Dr.Darwin, who was an algae scientist from Germany, Discovered the spiral-shaped algae presence and designated it Spirulina. Spirulina, a seaweed which is a blue-green algae biomass, belongs to the class of cyanobacteria discovered by non-referenced Mexicans in the 16th century and has been used as a daily food source. The first large-scale spirulina plant was created in 1970 and is now being grown in many areas of the globe. Many species of spirulina have been identified in recent decades, but among them are spirulina platensis and spirulina maxima. It is enriched with lots of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, proteins, pigments, minerals, …etc…, and is considered a wonder of nature. It is a powerful dietary supplement wealthy in nutrients and vitamins used by National Aeronautics and Space Administration and European Space Agency as a food supplement during space missions and capable of fighting against multiple microbial illnesses by enhancing immunity. Spirulina exhibits anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and many other activities and also found useful in the production of feedstocks.

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Spirulina cultivation chemical composition immunomodulatory antidiabetic anticancer

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Vidya Banakar, Qumre Alam, Rajendra SV, Aman Pandit, Acquline Cladious, & Gnanaprakash K. (2020). Spirulina, The Boon of Nature. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(1), 57-62. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i1.1782