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Biological and Pharmacological Properties of the Genus Moringa

ISBN 9780367621407
Published December 2, 2021 by CRC Press
212 Pages 5 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is an increasing interest in plants of the Moringa genus used as a source of phytochemicals with biopharmaceutical potential, as a functional ingredient in many products and as an additive in poultry feeding stocks. Biological and Pharmacological Properties of the Genus Moringa is the first publication to comprehensively assess the latest research on Moringa studies. This book reviews recent studies covering the botanical, agronomical, genomic, biotechnological, and ethnopharmacological aspects. It presents specialized work in a user-friendly way that will appeal to undergraduates, graduates and researchers primarily in ethnopharmacology, functional foods and with a linkage to veterinary treatments.

Key Features:

  • Describes the ethnopharmacological and ethnobotanical use of plants from all Moringa species
  • Presents recent information that will be helpful for the future development of biopharmaceuticals
  • Reviews the phytochemical content from all Moringa species
  • Assesses the potential of all Moringa species as a functional ingredient

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Moringa Genus: Botanical and Agricultural Research

Luisa Fernanda Madrigales-Reátiga, Roberto Gutiérrez-Dorado, Janitzio Xiomara K. Perales-Sánchez, and Cuauhtémoc Reyes-Moreno

Chapter 2 Genetic Diversity of the Moringa Genus

Liseth Daniela Jaimes-Rangel, Diana Marcela Arias-Moreno, and Abraham Cruz-Mendívil

Chapter 3 Agronomical Aspects of Moringa oleifera (Moringa)

Elvia Paulina Pérez-Rivera, Julio Montes-Ávila, Carlos Bell Castro-Tamayo, Jesús José Portillo-Loera, Ramón Ignacio Castillo-López

Chapter 4 Moringa : Phytochemical and Health Benefits

R. Baeza-Jiménez, R. Flores-Flores, M. A. Morales-Ovando, and Leticia X. López-Martínez

Chapter 5 Quality Control and Safety of Moringa

Leticia X. López-Martínez, Jesus A. Dominguez-Ávila, Norma Julieta Salazar-Lopez, and Gustavo A. Gonzalez-Aguilar

Chapter 6 Phytochemicals from Moringa Species

Luis A. Cabanillas-Bojórquez, Erick Paul Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Melissa García-Carrasco, and J. Basilio Heredia

Chapter 7 Peptides: The Other Bioactive Constituents of Moringa

Sara Avilés-Gaxiola, and J. Basilio Heredia

Chapter 8 Antioxidant Properties of Moringa Species

Laura A. Contreras-Angulo, Alexis Emus-Medina, Manuel Bernal-Millan, J. Basilio Heredia, and Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva

Chapter 9 Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Moringa oleifera

Rosmarbel Morales-Nava, and Janet Alejandra Gutiérrez-Uribe

Chapter 10 Antidiabetic and Anti-obesity Properties of Moringa Species

Manuel A. Picos-Salas, Luis A. Montoya-Inzunza, Cristina Alicia Elizalde-Romero, and Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva

Chapter 11 Perspectives on the Study of Moringa

Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva, and J. Basilio Heredia


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J. Basilio Heredia, PhD is a Researcher at the Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A. C. His research lines focus on plant secondary metabolism, functional foods and nutraceuticals, as well as in food science and technology (conventional and emerging). He has an h-index of 21 in ResearchGate (RG score 32.46), 16 in Web of Science and 16 in Scopus databases.

Dr. Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva is a CONACYT Research Fellow at the Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C.; he is currently studying the metabolomics, bioactivity, and bioavailability of phytochemicals from plants of the Northwestern region of Mexico with biopharmaceutical potential against noncommunicable diseases. He has an h-index of 8 in ResearchGate (RG score 23.33), 7 in Web of Science and 8 in Scopus databases.