1st Edition

Bioactive Compounds from Multifarious Natural Foods for Human Health Foods and Medicinal Plants

    338 Pages 9 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    338 Pages 9 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    338 Pages 9 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Divided into two sections, the volume first examines health claims of food-based bioactive compounds, which are extra-nutritional constituents that typically occur in small quantities in foods. This section lays out the concepts of extraction of food-based bioactive molecules, along with both conventional and modernized extraction techniques.

    The book goes to present new research on health claims of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants, their importance, and health perspectives. Both sections cover the various pharmacological and therapeutic aspects of bioactive compounds, along with their methods of extraction, their phytochemistry, their pharmacological and biological activities, their medicinal properties, and their applications for disease management and prevention.

    This volume sheds new light on the potential of natural and plant-based foods for human health from different technological aspects, contributing to the ocean of knowledge on food science and technology.

    1. Nutritional Aspects of Soybean (Glycine max
    Huma Bader Ul Ain, Farhan Saeed, Muhammad Kashif, Tabussam Tufail, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria 
    2. Nutritional Aspects of Durum Wheat 
    Shahrina Shakir, Shabbir Ahmad, Ambreen Naz, and Nighat Raza 
    3. Functional and Nutraceutical Properties of Cereal Bran Industrial Waste: An Overview 
    Muzzamal Hussain, Tabussam Tufail, Farhan Saeed, Huma Bader Ul Ain, Maryam Shahzadi, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria 
    4. Health Benefits of Avocado 
    Huma Bader Ul Ain, Muhammad Kashif, Tabussam Tufail, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria 
    5. Health Benefits of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus
    Aiman Ijaz, Tabussam Tufail, Farhan Saeed, Muhammad Afzaal, Muhammad Zia Shahid, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria 
    6. Anthocyanin Extracts of Blueberries for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disorders 
    Tabussam Tufail, Aiman Ijaz, Muhammad Umair Arshad, Syed Amir Gilani, Shahid Bashir, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria 
    7. Functional and Nutraceutical Significance of Macro and Micro Algae 
    Iahtisham-Ul-Haq, Aqsa Akram, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria 
    8. Medicinal Plants to Herbal Drugs: Development of Crude Drugs 
    Vinitha Saseendra Babu and Puthuparambil Madhavan Radhamany 
    9. Citrullus colocynthis: Phytochemical and Medicinal Perspectives 
    Anees Ahmed Khalil, Qurat Ul Ain Shahid, Ubaid Ur Rahman, Anum Ishaq, and Rana Muhammad Aadil 
    10. Hareer (Black Myrobalan): A Therapeutic Plant 
    Ali Ikram, Farhan Saeed, Haroon Munir, Muzzamal Hussain, and Huma Bader Ul Ain 
    11. Clove Essential Oil: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Aspects 
    Ubaid Ur Rahman, Anum Ishaq, Anees Ahmed Khalil, Ayesha Aslam, and Ahood Khalid 
    12. Effect of Whole Flaxseed on Bone Turnover Markers and Gut Microbiota in Menopausal-Related Bone Loss: Review 
    Halah Hafiz, Daniel Commane, Gemma Walton, and Kim Jackson 
    13. Interventional Approaches in Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Pathogenesis and Current Status 
    Ghulam Hussain, Azhar Rasul, Haseeb Anwar, Shoaib Ahmad Malik, Javeria Maqbool, Ali Imran, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria 


    Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, PhD, is the McKenzie Fellow at the School of Agriculture and Food in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He was formerly the Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University, Australia; a lecturer in the Department of Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan; and a research associate for the PAK-US Joint Project funded by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, and Department of State, USA. A prolific author, Dr. Suleria has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers in professional journals and has co-edited several books.

    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is 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 was proclaimed the “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the Twentieth Century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 100 books.

    Huma Bader Ul Ain, PhD, is Assistant Professor at Riphah International University, Faisalabad, Punjab-Pakistan. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and several book chapters. She has attended various training workshops and conferences and has memberships in national and international organizations and platforms. She has done a three-month internship at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, and a six-month internship at the School of Nutrition and United Hospital Faisalabad.