Plant Secondary Metabolites for Human Health: Extraction of Bioactive Compounds, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Plant Secondary Metabolites for Human Health

Extraction of Bioactive Compounds, 1st Edition

Edited by Megh R. Goyal, P. P. Joy, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

Apple Academic Press

331 pages | 25 Color Illus. | 15 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781771887663
pub: 2019-08-30
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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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Extraction Of Bioactive Compounds From Plants

1. Extraction Methods for Bioactive Compounds from Plants: An Overview

A. Sangamithra, V. Chandrasekar, and Swamy Gabriela John

2. Plant Extracts and Functional Foods for Better Health: Vitality of Bioactive Compounds in Cell Signaling and Biological Assays

K. M. Thara

Part 2: Plant-Based Drugs

3. Role of Herbal Drugs in Management of Life Style Diseases

V. Sreelakshmi and Annie Abraham

4. Health Benefits of Eugenia uniflora L.: A Review

S. Syama et al. 5. Functional Foods and Nutritional Epigenetics: Review on Scope, Role, and Health Benefits

K. C. Dhanya and Aditya Menon

Part 3: Innovative Use Of Plant-Based Drugs For Human Health

6. Plant Xylitol for Human Health: An Overview on Benefits and Potent Immunomodulator

V. H. Haritha et al.

7. Aldose Reductase Inhibitors for Multifaceted Anti-Diabetic Actions

Y. Anie et al.

About the Editors

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 University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc.

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.

Hafiz Suleria, PhD, is currently working as the Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also an Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany