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Title Plant secondary metabolites for human health : extraction of bioactive compounds / edited by Megh R. Goyal, P.P. Joy, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
Published Oakville, ON : Palm Bay, Florida : Apple Academic Press Inc., [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 307 pages)
Series Innovations in plant science for better health : from soil to fork
Innovations in plant science for better health
Contents Extraction Methods for Bioactive Compounds from Plants: An Overview / A. Sangamithra, V. Chandrasekar, and Swamy Gabriela John -- Plant Extracts and Functional Foods for Better Health: Vitality of Bioactive Compounds in Cell Signaling and Biological Assays / K. M. Thara -- Role of Herbal Drugs in Management of Life Style Diseases / V. Sreelakshmi, and Annie Abraham -- Health Benefits of Eugenia uniflora L.: A Review / S. Syama, M. K. Preetha, L. R. Helen, A. Vysakh, and M. S. Latha -- Functional Foods and Nutritional Epigenetics: Review on Scope, Role, and Health Benefits / K. C. Dhanya and Aditya Menon -- Plant Xylitol for Human Health: An Overview on Benefits and Potent Immunomodulator / V. H. Haritha, V. S. Binchu, V. N. Hazeena, and Y. Anie -- Aldose Reductase Inhibitors for Multi-Faceted Anti-Diabetic Actions / Y. Anie, V. N. Hazeena, V. H. Haritha, and V. S. Binchu
Summary "This new book volume, Plant Secondary Metabolites for Human Health: Extraction of Bioactive Compounds, deals with recent advanced research in the medical and nutrition sciences, natural products, and health-promoting foods that work to reduce the risk of diseases while enhancing overall well-being. Plant-based functional foods are known to contain compounds (also referred to as phytochemicals) in the leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits that help to promote human health. These plant products are drawing attention of researchers because of their demonstrated beneficial effects against disease, particularly diabetes, hypertension, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, among others. The medicinal and nutritional use of plant secondary metabolites is a hot topic and has been receiving extensive attention from both health professionals and the public. The book covers these main areas: Part 1: Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Plants discusses the concept of functional foods, available sources, biochemistry, structural composition, different biological activities for better health, and vitality of bioactive compounds in cell signaling and biological assays. Part 2: Plant-Based Drugs looks at plant products, their health-promoting potential, and natural remedies for lifestyle diseases. It also examines the special properties of Eugenia uniflora: its physical characteristics, traditional and nutritional uses and importance, distribution, and more. This section also discusses plant biotechnological interventions for bioacitve secondary metabolites, epigenetics, and functional foods. Functional foods, beyond providing the basic nutrition, may offer a potentially positive effect on health by acting as epigenetic modulators that cure various disease conditions. Part 3: Innovative Use of Plant Based Drugs for Human Health examines the therapeutic activities of natural resources as xylitol and aldose reductase inhibitors, which are found to be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes, pulmonary infection, otitis media, osteoporosis, hyperglycemia and glycation, oxidative stress and immune functions, and more. This book volume provides valuable information and will be an excellent reference material for researchers, scientists, students, growers, traders, processors, industries, dieticians, medical practitioners, and others"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. He has received many awards and honors and was also proclaimed as the "Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century" by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 60 books. P. P. Joy, PhD, is an eminent researcher and Professor of Agronomy and Head of the Pineapple Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Vazhakulam, Kerala, India. With 32 years of service in agricultural research and development, teaching, and extension work, he has led and participated in many research projects of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, All India Coordinated Research Projects, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, among others. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, PhD, is the McKenzie Fellow at the Department of Agriculture and Food Systems, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Recently, he has completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetic and Health at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. He is an Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia. The recipient of several awards and scholarships, Dr. Suleria has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers
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Subject Bioactive compounds
Functional foods
Plant metabolites
Bioactive compounds.
Functional foods.
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
Plant metabolites.
SCIENCE / General
Form Electronic book
Author Goyal, Megh Raj, editor
Joy, P. P., editor
Suleria, Hafiz, editor
LC no. 2019028653
ISBN 0429425325