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Phytochemicals as Nutraceuticals

Global Approaches to Their Role in Nutrition and Health

Edited by Venketeshwer Rao

University of Toronto

Phytochemicals are biologically active compounds present in plants used for food and medicine. A great deal of interest has been generated recently in the isolation, characterization and biological activity of these phytochemicals. This book is in response to the need for more current and global scope of phytochemicals. It contains chapters written by internationally recognized authors. The topics covered in the book range from their occurrence, chemical and physical characteristics, analytical procedures, biological activity, safety and industrial applications. The book has been planned to meet the needs of the researchers, health professionals, government regulatory agencies and industries. This book will serve as a standard reference book in this important and fast growing area of phytochemicals, human nutrition and health.

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Phytochemicals as NutraceuticalsGlobal Approaches to Their Role in Nutrition and HealthEdited by Venketeshwer Rao

Published: March 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2375

ISBN: 978-953-51-0203-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5258-3

Copyright year: 2012

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65506 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

91 Web of Science Citations

146 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biological Oxidations and Antioxidant Activity of Natural Products

By Xirley Pereira Nunes, Fabrício Souza Silva, Jackson Roberto Guedes da S. Almeida, Julianeli Tolentino de Lima, Luciano Augusto de Araújo Ribeiro, Lucindo José Quintans Júnior and José Maria Barbosa Filho


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2. Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities of Some Plant Extracts

By Elita Scio, Renata F. Mendes, Erick V.S. Motta, Paula M.Q. Bellozi, Danielle M.O. Aragão, Josiane Mello, Rodrigo L. Fabri, Jussara R. Moreira, Isabel V.L. de Assis and Maria Lúcia M. Bouzada


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3. Antiadhesive Effect of Plant Compounds in Bacteria

By Orlando A. Abreu and Guillermo Barreto


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4. Improved Fertility Potential and Antimicrobial Activities of Sesame Leaves Phytochemicals

By Lukeman Adelaja Joseph Shittu and Remilekun Keji Mary Shittu


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5. Phytochemical and Antibacterial Studies of the Hexane Extract of Alchornea cordifolia Leaf

By G.O. Adeshina, O.F. Kunle, J.A. Onaolapo, J.O. Ehinmidu and L.E. Odama


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6. Antioxidant and Anti-Proliferative Capacity of a Dichloromethane Extract of Dicerocaryum senecioides Leaves

By Leseilane J. Mampuru, Pirwana K. Chokoe, Maphuti C. Madiga, Annette Theron, Ronald Anderson and Matlou P. Mokgotho


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7. Antioxidant Activity of European Mistletoe (Viscum album)

By Simona Ioana Vicas, Dumitrita Rugina and Carmen Socaciu


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8. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Sasa quelpaertensis Leaf Extracts

By Se-Jae Kim, Joon-Ho Hwang, Hye-Sun Shin, Mi-Gyeong Jang, Hee-Chul Ko and Seong-Il Kang


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9. Plant Polyphenols as Antioxidants Influencing the Human Health

By Sanda Vladimir-Knežević, Biljana Blažeković, Maja Bival Štefan and Marija Babac


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10. Plant Polyphenols: Extraction, Structural Characterization, Hemisynthesis and Antioxidant Properties

By Nour-Eddine Es-Safi


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11. Potato Peel as a Source of Important Phytochemical Antioxidant Nutraceuticals and Their Role in Human Health - A Review

By A. Al-Weshahy and V.A. Rao


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12. Polyamines of Plant Origin - An Important Dietary Consideration for Human Health

By Denise C. Hunter and David J. Burritt


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13. The Dichapetalins - Unique Cytotoxic Constituents of the Dichapetalaceae

By Dorcas Osei-Safo, Mary A. Chama, Ivan Addae-Mensah and Reiner Waibel


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14. Screening of some Traditionally Used Plants for Their Hepatoprotective Effect

By Saleh I. Alqasoumi and Maged S. Abdel-Kader


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