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A Global Perspective of 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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PhytochemicalsA Global Perspective of Their Role in Nutrition and HealthEdited by Venketeshwer Rao

Published: March 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1387

ISBN: 978-953-51-0296-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4317-8

Copyright year: 2012

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227917 Total Chapter Downloads

83 Crossref Citations

323 Web of Science Citations

363 Dimensions Citations


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1. Phytochemicals: Extraction Methods, Basic Structures and Mode of Action as Potential Chemotherapeutic Agents

By James Hamuel Doughari


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2. Structural Analysis of Flavonoids and Related Compounds - A Review of Spectroscopic Applications

By Pedro F. Pinheiro and Gonçalo C. Justino


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3. Analytical Methods for Isolation, Separation and Identification of Selected Furanocoumarins in Plant Material

By Katarzyna Szewczyk and Anna Bogucka - Kocka


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4. Analytical Methods and Phytochemistry of the Typical Italian Liquor "Limoncello": A Review

By Marcello Locatelli, Giuseppe Carlucci, Salvatore Genovese and Francesco Epifano


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5. The Effects of Non-Thermal Technologies on Phytochemicals

By Gemma Oms-Oliu, Isabel Odriozola-Serrano and Olga Martín-Belloso


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6. Phytochemical Constituents and Activities of Morinda citrifolia L.

By Duduku Krishnaiah, Rajesh Nithyanandam and Rosalam Sarbatly


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7. Flavonoids in some Iranian Angiosperms

By Mitra Noori


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8. Phytochemicals from Beilschmiedia anacardioides and Their Biological Significance

By Nkeng-Efouet-Alango Pépin


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9. Phenolic Constituents and Antioxidant Properties of some Thai Plants

By Pitchaon Maisuthisakul


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10. Lignans: Chemical and Biological Properties

By Wilson R. Cunha, Márcio Luis Andrade e Silva, Rodrigo Cassio Sola Veneziani, Sérgio Ricardo Ambrósio and Jairo Kenupp Bastos


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11. The Genus Galanthus: A Source of Bioactive Compounds

By Strahil Berkov, Carles Codina and Jaume Bastida


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12. Silymarin, Natural Flavonolignans from Milk Thistle

By Sameh AbouZid


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13. Phytocannabinoids

By Afeef S. Husni and Stephen J. Cutler


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14. Alkaloids and Anthraquinones from Malaysian Flora

By Nor Hadiani Ismail, Asmah Alias and Che Puteh Osman


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15. Phytochemistry of some Brazilian Plants with Aphrodisiac Activity

By Cinara V. da Silva, Fernanda M. Borges and Eudes S. Velozo


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16. A Phytochemical and Ethnopharmacological Review of the Genus Erythrina

By João X. de Araújo-Júnior, Mariana S.G. de Oliveira, Pedro G.V. Aquino, Magna S. Alexandre-Moreira and Antônio E.G. Sant'Ana


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17. Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Agronomy of Medicinal Plants: Amburana cearensis, an Interdisciplinary Study

By Kirley M. Canuto, Edilberto R. Silveira, Antonio Marcos E. Bezerra, Luzia Kalyne A. M. Leal and Glauce Socorro B. Viana


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18. General Introduction on Family Asteracea

By Maha Aboul Ela, Abdalla El-Lakany and Mohamad Ali Hijazi


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19. Bioavailability of Phytochemicals

By Indah Epriliati and Irine R. Ginjom


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20. Ximenia americana: Chemistry, Pharmacology and Biological Properties, a Review

By Francisco José Queiroz Monte, Telma Leda Gomes de Lemos, Mônica Regina Silva de Araújo and Edilane de Sousa Gomes


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21. Phytochemicals and Their Pharmacological Aspects of Acanthopanax koreanum

By Young Ho Kim, Jeong Ah Kim and Nguyen Xuan Nhiem


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22. Polyphenol Antioxidants and Bone Health: A Review

By L.G. Rao, N. Kang and A.V. Rao


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23. The Pentacyclic Triterpenes , -amyrins: A Review of Sources and Biological Activities

By Liliana Hernández Vázquez, Javier Palazon and Arturo Navarro-Ocaña


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24. Phytochemical Studies of Fractions and Compounds Present in Vernonanthura Patens with Antifungal Bioactivity and Potential as Antineoplastic

By Patricia Isabel Manzano Santana, Mario Silva Osorio, Olov Sterner and Esther Lilia Peralta Garcìa


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25. The Inhibitory Effect of Natural Stilbenes and Their Analogues on Catalytic Activity of Cytochromes P450 Family 1 in Comparison with Other Phenols - Structure and Activity Relationship

By Renata Mikstacka, Zbigniew Dutkiewicz, Stanisław Sobiak and Wanda Baer-Dubowska


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