Plant- and Marine- Based Phytochemicals for Human Health: Attributes, Potential, and Use

Megh R. Goyal, Durgesh Nandini Chauhan

© 2018 - Apple Academic Press
August 30, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 418 Pages - 20 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771886703 - CAT# K337988

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Features

Key features:

  • Presents recent scientific studies on the Antimicrobial Properties of several marine- and plant-based extracts
  • Provides a review of phytochemical applications in human health and drug delivery systems
  • Considers the challenges and opportunities of herbal drug development

Summary

This new book, Plant- and Marine- Based Phytochemicals for Human Health: Attributes, Potential, and Use, provides insight with scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases. It describes bioactive compounds of marine and plant origin that have been discovered to be advantageous for human health, shedding new light on the potential of phytochemicals on human health and contributing to the ocean of knowledge on phytochemistry and pharmaceutical biology. In addition, the role of plant-based pharmaceuticals is also discussed as an example of innovative uses of plant product.

This book addresses the importance of phytochemicals from plants and marine life. It divided in four parts: 

  • Bioactive compounds in medicinal plants: status and potential
  • Plant-based pharmaceuticals in human health: review
  • Therapeutic attributes of mushroom, cereal grains, and legumes
  • Innovative use of medicinal plants

This compendium will be useful for the students and researchers as well as for industry professionals working in the food, nutraceuticals, and herbal industries.