1st Edition

Plant Metabolites and Vegetables as Nutraceuticals

    458 Pages 7 Color & 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    458 Pages 7 Color & 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume explores vegetables and plant metabolites as nutraceuticals that provide nutritional importance in the prevention and/or treatment of human diseases and for maintaining the body’s energy balance.

    Key features:

    • Considers applications and implications of plant metabolites and vegetables as nutraceuticals in healthcare
    • Discusses the mechanisms of plant metabolites and vegetables to support the prevention and treatment of cancer, gout, heart disease, liver disease, Parkinson’s and other brain diseases, and gastrointestinal disease
    • Explores the role of phytochemicals bioactive compounds as nutraceuticals in healthcare
    • Looks at the relationship between eating fruits and vegetables and the incidence of serious and chronic diseases

    With contributions from renowned scientists and researchers around the globe, the volume provides up-to-date information that offers insights on the value of plant metabolites and vegetables as nutraceuticals that will be of interest to academicians, scientists, researchers, and industry professionals worldwide.


    1. Potentials of Vegetables and Plant Metabolites in Healthcare

    Munish Sharma, Navneet Bithel, Kamal Kant Sharma, and Munit Sharma

    2. Nutraceutical Potential of Selected Vegetables

    N. Eramma, S. O. Sadashiv, Raghu Ningegowda, S. Renuka Jyothi, and Sharangouda J. Patil


    3. Phytochemicals Present in Vegetables for Health Promotion

    Kamal Kant Sharma, Munit Sharma, Deepa Devi, Aparajita Gupta, and Shivam Singh

    4. Flavonoids in Vegetables as Nutraceuticals

    Mayur S. Bidkar, Akshay U. Ghorpade, Dinesh B. Chaudhari, Swati G. Talele, and Anil G. Jadhav

    5. Nutraceutical Bioactive Compounds in Fruits and Vegetables

    Ankur Srivastav, Ajay Kumar Shukla, Manish Kumar, Shailendra Kumar, and Rahul Kumar Mishra


    6. Effect of Plant- and Vegetable-Based Secondary Metabolites on Cancer Treatment

    Ankit Awasthi and Yashi Srivastava

    7. Plant Metabolites and Vegetables for Gout Prevention and Treatment

    Bui Thanh Tung, Nguyen Nhu Son, Nguyen Bao Kim, and Raj K. Keservani

    8. Plant Metabolites and Vegetables for Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment

    Ashwini V. Shelke, Swati Talele, Tushar Lokhande, and Anil Jadhav

    9. Plant Metabolites and Vegetables for Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment

    Darcia D’mello, S. O, Sadashiv, S. Renuka Jyothi, and Sharangouda J. Patil

    10. Plant Metabolites and Vegetables for Brain Disease Treatment and Prevention

    Madhuri Verma

    11. Plant Metabolites and Vegetables for Gastrointestinal Disease Prevention and Treatment

    Vidisha Mishra

    12. Plant Metabolites and Vegetables for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

    Amruta Balekundri, Eknath D. Ahire, Jaffar Shaik, and Raj K. Keservani

    13. Plant Metabolites and Vegetables for Kidney Disease Prevention and Treatment

    Amruta Balekundri, Shalni Satya, Eknath D. Ahire, and Raj K. Keservani

    14. Delaying the Onset of Parkinson’s Disease through Phytotherapy

    Devangna Paul and Myrene Roselyn D’souza


    Raj K. Keservani, PhD, MPharm, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the CSM Group of Institutions, India. He has over 12 years of academic experience and has supervised more than 25 undergraduate students for their research work. A prolific author and editor, he is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals. His research interests include nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems, transdermal drug delivery/drug delivery, health science, cancer biology, and neurobiology. He is a series editor for AAP Advances in Nutraceuticals.

    Bui Thanh Tung, PhD, is affiliated with the Vietnam National University School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hanoi. His main research focuses on medicinal plants for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. His special interest is in the development of new drugs from Vietnamese natural resources. He writes and presents widely on issues of natural products, bioactive compounds, and their pharmacological activities.

    Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD, MTech, is Associate Professor of Computer Application at Nehru Gram Bharati, India. Dr. Kesharwani has authored many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has published nearly 30 edited books with international publishers. He has been a member of scientific communities as well as a reviewer for many international journals. He has presented papers at various national and international conferences. He is a series editor for AAP Advances
    in Nutraceuticals.

    Eknath D. Ahire, MS Pharm, is Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics at MET’s Institute of Pharmacy, Bhujbal Knowledge City, Pune, India. He is a PhD scholar at Savitribai Phule, Pune University, and is also working for QCS Labs LLP, Mumbai, as an inspector for Nigeria’s regulatory market pre-shipment inspection. He has worked as Formulation Scientist II at Torrent Research Center, India. He has published research papers, reviews and book chapters in textbooks and edited books and has participated in and attended several national and international conferences and workshops.