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Bioactivities and Impact on Health

Edited by Iraj Rasooli

Shahed University, Iran

Among the thousands of naturally occurring constituents so far identified in plants and exhibiting a long history of safe use, there are none that pose - or reasonably might be expected to pose - a significant risk to human health at current low levels of intake when used as flavoring substances. Due to their natural origin, environmental and genetic factors will influence the chemical composition of the plant essential oils. Factors such as species and subspecies, geographical location, harvest time, plant part used and method of isolation all affect chemical composition of the crude material separated from the plant. The screening of plant extracts and natural products for antioxidative and antimicrobial activity has revealed the potential of higher plants as a source of new agents, to serve the processing of natural products.

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PhytochemicalsBioactivities and Impact on HealthEdited by Iraj Rasooli

Published: December 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/2373

ISBN: 978-953-307-424-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5194-4

Copyright year: 2011

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61975 Total Chapter Downloads

31 Crossref Citations

70 Web of Science Citations

117 Dimensions Citations


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1. Naturally Occurring Organic Sulfur Compounds: An Example of a Multitasking Class of Phytochemicals in Anti-Cancer Research

By Claudia Cerella, Mareike Kelkel, Elodie Viry, Mario Dicato, Claus Jacob and Marc Diederich


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2. Phytochemicals in Soy and Their Health Effects

By Xianli Wu and Jie Kang


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3. Sarcodon Mushrooms: Biologically Active Metabolites

By Maria Carla Marcotullio


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4. By-Products from Plant Foods are Sources of Dietary Fibre and Antioxidants

By Isabel Goñi and Deisy Hervert-Hernández


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5. Oral Bioavailability and Disposition of Phytochemicals

By Yan Li and James W. Paxton


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6. Anticancer and Antimicrobial Potential of Plant-Derived Natural Products

By Wamidh Hadi Talib


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7. Phytochemicals and Cancer Chemoprevention: Epigenetic Friends or Foe?

By Katarzyna Szarc vel Szic, Ajay Palagani, Behrouz Hassannia, Linde Sabbe, Karen Heyninck, Guy Haegeman and Wim Vanden Berghe


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8. From Nutrition to Health: The Role of Natural Products – A Review

By H.G. Mikail


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9. Effect of Fruit and Vegetable Intake on Oxidative Stress and Dyslipidemia Markers in Human and Animal Models

By Jesús Abraham Domínguez-Avila, Emilio Alvarez-Parrilla, Laura A. de la Rosa-Carrillo, Alejandro Martínez-Martínez, Gustavo A. González-Aguilar, Consuelo Gómez-García and Maribel Robles-Sánchez


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10. Acanthopanax trifoliatus, a Potential Adaptogenic Thai Vegetable for Health Supplement

By Pongtip Sithisarn, Siripen Jarikasem and Krittiya Thisayakorn


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11. Hulless Barley – A Rediscovered Source for Functional Foods Phytochemical Profile and Soluble Dietary Fibre Content in Naked Barley Varieties and Their Antioxidant Properties

By Susanne Siebenhandl-Ehn, Mathias Kinner, Loredana F. Leopold, Mara B. Poppernitsch, Michael Prückler, Philipp Wurbs, Sabine Poisinger, Elisabeth Kalas, Emmerich Berghofer and Heinrich Grausgruber


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12. Herbal Antioxidants as Rejuvenators in Alternative Medicine

By Samson Jamesdaniel and Asme Samson


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13. Assessment of the Antidiabetic Potential of an Aqueous Extract of Honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) in Streptozotocin and Obese Insulin Resistant Wistar Rats

By Christo J.F. Muller, Elizabeth Joubert, Kwazi Gabuza, Dalene de Beer, Stephen J. Fey and Johan Louw


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14. Antihiperglycaemic Activity of Bauhinia megalandra

By Freddy González-Mujica


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15. First-Pass Metabolism Changes After Long-Term Garlic Supplementation

By Katja Berginc, Jurij Trontelj, Simon Žakelj, Manica Černe and Albin Kristl


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16. Anti-Trypanosomal Activity and Cytotoxicity of Some Compounds and Extracts from Nigerian Medicinal Plants

By John O. Igoli, Alexander I. Gray, Carol J. Clements and Hazar A. Mouad


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