Fabaceae: Classification, Nutrient Composition and Health Benefits


Wayne Garza (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: NAT026000

The leguminous plant Fabaceae, contains fibers, vitamins and mineral constituents. In traditional medicine, several parts of plants of the family of Fabaceae are responsible and useful for the treatment of various ailments. The authors explore the medicinal and chemical properties of Fabaceae and its different uses. The Oxytropic campestris complex is explored as well.

The authors also review the detection of plant based adulterants in plant food products via the use of DNA based methods and markers. Numerous methods based on DNA analysis have contributed immensely in the food industry to monitor adulterations of food products of plant or animal origin.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One
Medicinal Plants of the Family of Fabaceae used to Treat Various Ailments
(Jean Magloire Ketcha Wanda, Franklin Zemo Gamo, and Dieudonné Njamen, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and others)

Chapter Two
Caatinga Fabaceae: Botanical and Ethnobotanical Features, Phytochemical Composition and Biological Properties
(Allan Jonathan Chernichiarro Corrêa, Bruno de Almeida Andrade, Valérium Thijan Nobre de Almeida e Castro, Tadeu José da Silva Peixoto Sobrinho, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Elba Lúcia Cavalcanti de Amorim, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences – Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, and others)

Chapter Three
Another Brick in the Wall of the Oxytropis Campestris Complex with an Emphasis of Three Members of this Group from Pirin Mts, The Balkans
(E. Kožuharova, A. J. Richards, M. Hale, N. Benbassat and K. Wolff, Department of Pharmacognosy and Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia, Bulgaria, and others)



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