Medicinal Plants: Antioxidant Properties, Traditional Uses and Conservation Strategies


David Alexandre Micael Pereira (Editor)
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Porto University, Portugal

Series: Botanical Research and Practices
BISAC: MED058170

Nowadays, natural products and in particular medicinal plants, play an important role in human health and therapeutics. Across the world, several different cultures employ medicinal plants for the treatment of a wide range of pathological conditions. In this book, we address the antioxidant properties of several medicinal plants, as well as their traditional uses and conservation strategies. This is, without a doubt, a wonderful opportunity to have a closer insight into the chemistry, biological properties, conservation and traditional use of medicinal plants used around the world. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-xii

Chapter 1. Phenolic Compounds and Antioxidant Capacity of Medicinal Plants: A Review
(Sandra C. Gouveia, Vítor Spínola and Paula C. Castilho, Centro de Química da Madeira, Departamento de Química, Universidade da Madeira, Campus Universitário da Penteada,Funchal, Portugal)pp,1-40

Chapter 2. Potential Antioxidant Benefits of Commonly Used Fruits and Vegetables around the World
(Lourdes Rodríguez-Fragoso, Ulises Osuna-Martínez, Ana Isabel Gonzaga-Morales, Jorge Reyes-Esparza, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Facultad de Farmacia, Cuernavaca, México, and others)pp,41-90

Chapter 3. Hydroponic Production of Medicinal Plants
(Rita Maggini, Claudia Kiferle, Alberto Pardossi, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge, Pisa, Italy)pp,91-116

Chapter 4. Flavonoids as Antioxidant Therapy for Metabolic Disorders
(B.S. Lakshmi, K.N. Sangeetha, K. Shilpa, Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India)pp,117-142

Chapter 5. Use of Antioxidants to Control Obesity and Promote Weight Loss
(Vandana Gulati, Pankaj Gulati, Enzo A. Palombo, Environment and Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia)pp,143-164

Chapter 6. Application of Antioxidant Plants as Anti-Hemolytic Agents
(João C. Fernandes, David M. Pereira, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)pp,165-182

Chapter 7. Health Attributes, Antioxidant Properties and Phytochemical Composition of Traditional Medicinal Plants from Eastern Anatolia
(Izabela Konczak, Abdullah Dalar, Konrad A. Konczak-Islam, CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences, North Ryde, NSW, Australia, and others)pp,183-226

Chapter 8.  Hetherotheca inuloides  (Mexican Arnica): A Potent Antioxidant Effect as Neuro and Hepato-Protective
(Liliana Carmona-Aparicio, Noemí Cárdenas-Rodríguez, Bernardino Huerta-Gertrudis, José Luis Rodríguez-Chávez and Elvia Coballase-Urrutia, Laboratory of Neurochemistry, National Institute of Pediatrics, Chemistry Institute, UNAM)pp,227-242

Chapter 9. Meconopsis : Traditional Uses, Chemistry and Pharmacology
(Haifeng Wu, Xiaopo Zhang, Yan Zhou, Xiaofeng Zhang, Yao Li, Jingyi Zhang, Lisheng Ding, Junshan Yang and Xudong Xu, Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, and others)pp,243-258

Chapter 10. A Case Study of Indigenous Medicinal Plants: Antioxidant Properties, Traditional Uses and Conservation Strategies
(Henry Lowe and Joseph Bryant)pp,259-266

Index pp,267-284


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