Plant Secondary Metabolites for Human Health: Extraction of Bioactive Compounds

1st Edition

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

Apple Academic Press
March 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 331 Pages - 25 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771887663 - CAT# K399350

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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.

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