The Role of Phytoconstitutents in Health Care: Biocompounds in Medicinal Plants, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Role of Phytoconstitutents in Health Care

Biocompounds in Medicinal Plants, 1st Edition

Edited by Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Ramasamy Harikrishnan

Apple Academic Press

341 pages | 9 Color Illus. | 1 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-12-15
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This new volume provides new insights with scientific evidence on the uses of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases. It reviews various therapies with herbal phytoconstituents for certain types of disorders, modes of action, and pharmacological screening. It focuses on potential benefits of herbal extracts and bioactive compounds for human health care, provides a comparative phytoconstituent analysis of selected medicinal plants using GC-MS/FTIR techniques, and discusses the role of herbal medicines in female genital infections. It goes on to look at the health-boosting properties of cabbage and the functional properties of milk yam (Ipomoea digitata L.).

The information provided in The Role of Phytoconstitutents in Health Care: Biocompounds in Medicinal Plants will be valuable for herbal drug researchers and scientists in the pharmaceutical industries. It will not only provide information on the management and prevention of HIV/AIDS and cancer disorders but will also pave the way for future research.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Herbs and Their Extracts: Scope and Role Of Bioactive Compounds In Human Health

1. Potential of Herbal Extracts and Bioactive Compounds for Human Healthcare

Ramasamy Harikrishnan and Chellam Balasundaram

2. Herbal Extracts and Their Bioactivities: Comparative Phytoconstituent Analysis of Selected Medicinal Plants Using GC-MS/FTIR Techniques

C. Stanley Okereke et al.

3. The Role of Herbal Medicines in Female Genital Infections

Djadouni Fatima

Part 2: Functional Activities of Selected Plants

4. From Designer Food Formulation to Oxidative Stress Mitigation: Health-Boosting Constituents of Cabbage

Faiza Ashfaq et al.

5. Functional Properties of Milk Yam (Ipomoea digitata L.)

K. M. Vidya, N. S. Sonia, and P. C. Jessykutty

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 the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus.

Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, PhD, is currently working as the McKenzie Fellow in the Department of Agriculture and Food Systems at The University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.

Ramasamy Harikrishnan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology at Pachaiyappa’s College for Men (affiliated with the University of Madras), Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

About the Series

Innovations in Plant Science for Better Health

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Subject Categories

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