Anti diabetes and Anti obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals Book
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Anti diabetes and Anti obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals

  • Author : Bashar Saad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319541020

Anti diabetes and Anti obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals Excerpt :

This work presents a systematic review of traditional herbal medicine and their active compounds, as well as their mechanism of action in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity. The side effects and safety of herbal-derived anti-diabetic and anti-obesity phytochemicals are detailed in depth, and the text has a strong focus on current and future trends in anti-diabetic medicinal plants. This unique and comprehensive text is the only current book on the market focusing exclusively on medicinal plants used to combat obesity and diabetes. An introductory chapter focuses on diabetes and obesity and introduces the major causes and main treatments of this increasing epidemic in modern society. Readers are then introduced to medicinal plants, including details on their therapeutic aspects, plus side effects and safety. Following chapters focus on anti-diabetic and anti-obesity medicinal plants, as well as phytogenic natural products in the treatment of each. The text closes by focusing on present and future trends and challenges in these medicinal plants. Anti-diabetes and Anti-obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals: Safety, Efficacy, and Action Mechanisms is a much-needed and truly original work, finally presenting in one place all the necessary information on medicinal plants used in conjunction with obesity and diabetes prevention.

Nutritional Antioxidant Therapies  Treatments and Perspectives Book

Nutritional Antioxidant Therapies Treatments and Perspectives

  • Author : Kaïs Hussain Al-Gubory
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-03-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319676258

Nutritional Antioxidant Therapies Treatments and Perspectives Excerpt :

This book offers a collection of expert reviews on the use of plant-based antioxidant therapies in disease prevention and treatment. Topics discussed include the uses of plant and nutritional antioxidants in the contexts of reproductive health and prenatal development, healthcare and aging, noncommunicable chronic diseases, and environmental pollution. The text is complemented by a wealth of color figures and summary tables.

Dietary Phytochemicals Book

Dietary Phytochemicals

  • Author : Chukwuebuka Egbuna
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030729998

Dietary Phytochemicals Excerpt :

This book presents comprehensive coverage on the importance of good nutrition in the treatment and management of obesity, cancer and diabetes. Naturally occurring bioactive compounds are ubiquitous in most dietary plants available to humans and provide opportunities for the management of diseases. The text provides information about the major causes of these diseases and their association with nutrition. The text also covers the role of dietary phytochemicals in drug development and their pathways. Later chapters emphasize novel bioactive compounds as anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and anti-obesity agents and describe their mechanisms to regulate cell metabolism. Written by global team of experts, Dietary Phytochemicals: A Source of Novel Bioactive Compounds for the Treatment of Obesity, Cancer and Diabetes describes the potentials of novel phytochemicals, their sources, and underlying mechanism of action. The chapters were drawn systematically and incorporated sequentially to facilitate proper understanding. This book is intended for nutritionists, physicians, medicinal chemists, drug developers in research and development, postgraduate students and scientists in area of nutrition and life sciences.

Nutrition in Health and Disease Book

Nutrition in Health and Disease

  • Author : Gyula Mozsik
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-10-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789840070

Nutrition in Health and Disease Excerpt :

This book deals with very different aspects of nutrition from different countries (qualities and quantities of food, their absorptions from the gastrointestinal tract, utilization in healthy human beings or in patients with different diseases, food and drug interactions, etc.). However, these different nutritional positions are different in the different countries. The 13 chapters were written by experts from countries in four continents (Asia, Africa, America, and Europe) and generally cover one nutritional problem each; however, if we analyze the results of all the chapters, we can see the most important nutritional problems from all over the world. This detailed analysis offers us an overview of this most urgent nutritional problem.We know that the world's population has increased exponentially in the last few decades (and is still increasing); however, foods and food products have increased more slowly. We have to solve these and other nutritional problems to ensure the health of generations to come.

A comparative study on traditional herbal medicines of Mannans  tribal group in Idukki  Kerala  for the treatment of diabetes Book

A comparative study on traditional herbal medicines of Mannans tribal group in Idukki Kerala for the treatment of diabetes

  • Author : Prem Jose Vazhacharickal
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-01-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668379732

A comparative study on traditional herbal medicines of Mannans tribal group in Idukki Kerala for the treatment of diabetes Excerpt :

Scientific Study from the year 2016 in the subject Biology - Botany, Mar Augusthinose College, language: English, abstract: Diabetes is a complex metabolic disorder resulting from either insulin insufficiency or insulin dysfunction. Diabetes mellitus affects most of the people in both developed and developing countries. The treatment of diabetes with synthetic drugs is costly and chances of side effects are high. Phytomedicine has been used since ancient times in various parts of the world where access to modern medicine is limited. Medicinal plants and phytoconstituents play an important role in the management of diabetes mellitus especially in developing countries where resources are meagre. Phytochemicals identified from medicinal plants present an exciting opportunity for the development of new types of therapeutics for diabetes mellitus. Most prevalent among phytochemical groups are the alkaloids, glycosides, polysaccharides, and phenolics such as flavonoids, terpenoids and steroids. This study aims to provide a comparative information about various plants used for antidiabetes treatment in a trial community (Mannans) and their constituents, which have been shown to display potent hypoglycemic activity. The current study was focused on four plants named Tinospora cordifolia, Ensete superbum, Coccinia grandis wild and Apama siliquosa Lam. which is locally known as Amruthu, Kalluvazha, Kattukoval, and Alpam respectively. The plant parts such as seed, leaves, stem and bark were used by the local people. The plant materials prepared as decoction, infusion, aqueous extracts in milk or honey were used for the treatment of diabetes. The plants that are being used by the local people of the study area have been isolated from plants for the treatment of diabetes. The efficacy of these ethnomedicinal plants needs to be subjected to pharmacological validation. it was found that Coccinia grandis was more efficient than the other plants. Some antidiabetic plants may exert t

Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants Book

Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants

  • Author : María de Cortes Sánchez-Mata
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493933297

Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants Excerpt :

This book is the result of collaboration between botanists and food chemists, with the purpose of improving the knowledge of the main wild species of traditional use as foods in the Mediterranean area, focus on ethnobotanical aspects, natural production, uses and nutritional aspects. One of the novelties of the book would be the publication of complete food composition tables of more than 40 species, which are not usually included in nutrient databases of foods. Many of the data included comes from the chemical analysis of representative samples of these species and other are compiled from the scientific literature. Since this topic had not been fully studied, this book provides an interesting tool to be used with the purpose of the revalorization of wild food species, preservation of their traditional uses, and also as alternatives to improve the diversity of modern Mediterranean diets.​

Phytochemistry  the Military and Health Book

Phytochemistry the Military and Health

  • Author : Andrew G. Mtewa
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232309

Phytochemistry the Military and Health Excerpt :

Phytochemistry, the Military and Health: Phytotoxins and Natural Defenses comes as a response to the gap that there has for so long existed between phytochemistry and survival of both service personnel and civilian communities during and after conflicts. Armed conflicts cause a lot of devastation to communities and should be avoided as much as it can be possible. The devastation is usually evident in service provisions such as Health, Education, Water, and Food among many others. Both service personnel and civilians are affected to various degrees. Facilities usually end up being physically destroyed, with no essential supplies and/or having dysfunctional systems. Going with untreated wounds, communicable and non-communicable diseases for weeks with no medical interventions due to the conflicts, disease burdens heavily weigh down on communities as well as security personnel. To make the situation even more complicated, masses of people are forced to migrate for safety and security reasons, likely going with diseases along wherever they go. In such instances, phytochemicals become handy in providing solutions from first aid, basic analgesia, antimicrobials, and the general improvement of health. Phytochemicals are known to play a major role in the day to day management of diseases and health. There has been much research into their effectiveness as community medicines and as alternatives to conventional drugs. However, the role that phytochemicals play in the military, counterterrorism, and security has been overlooked. Phytochemistry, the Military and Health: Phytotoxins and Natural Defenses discusses the roles that phytochemicals play as friends and foes in the military, including insights aimed to help develop antidotes against phytochemicals and other chemical agents used maliciously as weapons. Filling a gap between drug discovery, security, and emergency medicine, this book describes which plants can be categorized for protection and controls, which can be help

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease Book

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease

  • Author : Ronald Ross Watson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123965400

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease Excerpt :

One major example of the synergy of bioactive foods and extracts is their role as an antioxidant and the related remediation of cardiovascular disease. There is compelling evidence to suggest that oxidative stress is implicated in the physiology of several major cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and increased free radical formation and reduced antioxidant defences. Studies indicate bioactive foods reduce the incidence of these conditions, suggestive of a potential cardioprotective role of antioxidant nutrients. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease investigates the role of foods, herbs and novel extracts in moderating the pathology leading to cardiovascular disease. It reviews existing literature, and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet. Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact cardiovascular disease Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and other related conditions Convenient, efficient and effective source that allows readers to identify potential uses of compounds – or indicate those compounds whose use may be of little or no health benefit Associated information can be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways

Phytomedicine Book


  • Author : Rouf Ahmad Bhat
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 774
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128241103

Phytomedicine Excerpt :

Phytomedicine: A Treasure of Pharmacologically Active Products from Plants aims to present updated knowledge of plant-based medicines in terms of their research and development, production, and utilization, from the viewpoint of sustainability and by using the latest technologies. The book explores different phytometabolites on a mass scale, coupled with the efficacy, performance and applicability on target organisms to treat curable and fatal diseases. Readers will find a coherent package of phytotherapeutic information regarding inclusive assortment of research based, scientific amplitude of metabolites from the plant world encompassing various action plans. Information is presented sequentially regarding phytochemistry, biological activity and the serviceable aspects of bioactive compounds. The book also addresses various advancements and achievements of novel drugs from plants using molecular and enzymatic activities, and various technological tools in an ecofriendly fashion. Discusses phytotherapeutic properties for a wide range of medical conditions, including anti-pyretic, anti-infective, anti-malarial, Anti-AIDS, anti-diabetic, anti-cancerous, immune-modulatory applications Includes a discussion of synergistic effects of formulations and antagonistic drug interactions Addresses advancements and achievements of novel plant-based drugs using molecular, enzymatic activities and various technological tools in an eco-friendly fashion

Advances in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Book

Advances in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Author : Jayanta Kumar Patra
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811521959

Advances in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excerpt :

This book explains both the basic science and the applications of biotechnology-derived pharmaceuticals, with special emphasis on their clinical uses. The foundations of pharmaceutical biotechnology lie mainly in the capability of plants, microorganism, and animals to produce low and high molecular weight compounds useful as therapeutics. Pharmaceutical biotechnology has flourished since the advent of recombinant DNA technology and metabolic engineering, supported by the well-developed bioprocess technology. A large number of monoclonal antibodies and therapeutic proteins have been approved, delivering meaningful contributions to patients’ lives, and the techniques of biotechnology are also a driving force in modern drug discovery. Due to this rapid growth in the importance of biopharmaceuticals and the techniques of biotechnologies to modern medicine and the life sciences, the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology has become an increasingly important component in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. This book will serve as a complete one-stop source on the subject for undergraduate and graduate pharmacists, pharmaceutical science students, and pharmaceutical scientists in industry and academia.

Soybean and Health Book

Soybean and Health

  • Author : Hany El-Shemy
  • Publisher : IntechOpen
  • Release Date : 2011-09-12
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 953307535X

Soybean and Health Excerpt :

Worldwide, soybean seed proteins represent a major source of amino acids for human and animal nutrition. Soybean seeds are an important and economical source of protein in the diet of many developed and developing countries. Soy is a complete protein, and soy-foods are rich in vitamins and minerals. Soybean protein provides all the essential amino acids in the amounts needed for human health. Recent research suggests that soy may also lower risk of prostate, colon and breast cancers as well as osteoporosis and other bone health problems, and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. This volume is expected to be useful for student, researchers and public who are interested in soybean.

Antioxidant Antidiabetic Agents and Human Health Book

Antioxidant Antidiabetic Agents and Human Health

  • Author : Oluwafemi Oguntibeju
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2014-02-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535112150

Antioxidant Antidiabetic Agents and Human Health Excerpt :

The human system employs the use of endogenous enzymatic as well as non-enzymatic antioxidant defence systems against the onslaught of free radicals and oxidative stress. Enzymatic antioxidants and non-enzymatic antioxidants work synergistically with each other, using different mechanisms against different free radicals and stages of oxidative stress. Dietary and lifestyle modifications are seen as the mainstay of treatment and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. The major aims of dietary and lifestyle changes are to reduce weight, improve glycaemic control and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, which accounts for 70- 80% of deaths among those with diabetes. It is also important to note that medicinal plants have been used as medicines since ancient time, and continue to play significant role even in modern medicine in management and treatment of chronic diseases. Impressive numbers of modern therapeutic agents have been developed from plants. Phytochemicals have been isolated and characterised from fruits such as grapes and apples, vegetables such as broccoli and onion, spices such as turmeric, beverages such as green tea and red wine, as well as many other sources. The WHO estimates that approximately 80% of the worlds inhabitants rely on traditional medicine for their primary health care and many medicinal plants have ethno-medical claims of usefulness in the treatment of diabetes and other chronic diseases globally, and have been employed empirically in antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antihypertensive, antinflammatory and antiparasitic remedies. This book examines the role of antioxidant-rich natural products in management and treatment of diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Herbal Medicine  Back to the Future  Volume 2  Vascular Health Book

Herbal Medicine Back to the Future Volume 2 Vascular Health

  • Author : Ferid Murad
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-07-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811403736

Herbal Medicine Back to the Future Volume 2 Vascular Health Excerpt :

Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future compiles expert reviews on the application of herbal medicines (including Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicines and alternative therapies) to treat different ailments. The book series demonstrates the use of sophisticated methods to understand traditional medicine, while providing readers a glimpse into the future of herbal medicine. The second volume in the series continues on the theme of the previous volume, focusing on herbal remedies for cardiovascular health. The topics included in this volume are: · Plants used for treating cardiovascular diseases in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands · Herbal products for treating hypertension and hyperlipidemia · Medicinal plants and the Mediterranean diet for treating obesity related cardiovascular disorders · Traditional Indian cardiovascular medicine This volume is essential reading for all researchers in the field of ethnobotany, natural product chemistry, nutrition and pharmacology. Medical professionals involved in cardiology and internal medicine who seek to improve their knowledge about herbal medicine and alternative therapies will also benefit from the contents of the volume.