Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants: Properties and Potential for Human Health

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, Ademola O. Ayeleso

Apple Academic Press
Published June 18, 2018
Reference - 344 Pages - 33 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771886482 - CAT# N12042

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Summary

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.

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