1st Edition

Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants
Properties and Potential for Human Health

ISBN 9781774631454
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
384 Pages 33 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume sheds new light on the immense potential of medicinal plants for human health from different technological aspects. It presents new research on bioactive compounds in medicinal plants that provide health benefits, including those that have proven especially effective in treating and managing diabetes mellitus and hypertension. It looks at the medicinal properties, antioxidant capacity, and antimicrobial activity of plants and provides scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases. Many of the plants described in the chapters are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison to modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases.

Table of Contents

Phytochemistry and Antifungal Activity of Desmodium adscendens Root Extracts

Nwanekwu Kenneth Emeka, Adeniyi Bola, and Mahady Gail

Bioactive Compounds in Plants and Their Antioxidant Capacity

Oluyemisi E. Adelakun, Islamiyat Folashade Bolarinwa, and Johnson Akinwumi Adejuyitan

Plants of the Genus Syzygium (Myrtaceae): A Review on Ethnobotany, Medicinal Properties, and Phytochemistry

Ian Edwin Cock and Matthew Cheesman

Effects of Talinum triangulare on Hepatic Antioxidant Gene Expression Profile in Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Rat Liver Injury

Gbenga Anthony Adefolaju, Benedict Abiola Falana, Adeoye Oluwole Oyewopo, and Anthony Mwakikunga

Review on Potential of Seeds and Value Added Products of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea): Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidative Stress

Yvonne Yeukai Murevanhema, Victoria Adaora Jideani, and Oluwafemi Omoniyi Oguntibeju

Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Opuntia aurantiaca Lindl

Wilfred Mbeng Otang and Anthony Jide Afolayan

Dietary Intervention of Utazi (Gongrenema latifolium) Supplemented Diet Using Wistar Male Rat Animal Brain Model

Esther Emem Nwanna, Ganiyu Oboh, and Olukemi Abimbola Okediran

Therapeutic Potentials of Selected Medicinal Plants in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: A Review

Folorunso Adewale Olabiyi, Yapo Guillaume Aboua, and Oluwafemi Omoniyi Oguntibeju

Medicinal Activities of Anchomanes difformis and its Potential in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Other Disease Conditions: A Review

Toyin D. Udje, Nicole L. Brooks, and Oluwafemi O. Oguntibeju

Screening of Different Extracts of Ageratum conyzoides for Inhibition of Diabetes-Related Enzymes

Mutiu I. Kazeem, Oluwatosin O. Ogunkelu, Ademola O. Ayeleso, and Emmanuel Mukwevho

Potential of Catharanthus roseus and Punica granatum in the Management and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Its Complications

Mediline Goboza, Prisca Kachepe, Yapo Guillaume Aboua, and Oluwafemi Omoniyi Oguntibeju

Ginger and Turmeric Supplemented Diet as a Novel Dietary Approach for Management of Hypertension: A Review

Ayodele Jacob Akinyemi, Ganiyu Oboh, and Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger

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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 worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. In 2005, he was proclaimed as 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 45 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and textbooks and has edited over 50 books.

Ademola O. Ayeleso, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry at Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria. Dr. Ayeleso is working on the use of medicinal plants, plant products, and synthesized compounds in the management of diabetes mellitus, which has become a major threat to the lives of people in both urban and rural areas throughout the world. He has presented research papers at several international conferences and has written over 20 publications.


“In this book, an assemblage of recent findings on the therapeutic potentials of several medicinal plants/natural products is presented. The editors have selected chapters of original research and updated reviews from experienced authors who are specialists in the field. Readers are assured of interesting discoveries and an insight into the future position of medicinal plants/natural products in modern therapeutics. I recommend the book.”
—Pius Fasinu, PhD, Pharmacologist, National Center for Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

“A dependable, broad, and extremely educational volume of recent progresses in various vital up-and-coming areas of medicinal plants and health. It has exceptional chapters written by erudite scholars. This book can serve as a reference for both students and professionals.”
—Bashiru Olaitan Ajiboye. PhD, Biochemistry Program, Department of Chemical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria