Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Metabolic Disorders. Part 1


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Series: Renal, Metabolic and Urologic Disorders
BISAC: MED027000, MED004000

This book provides a complete review of multiple metabolic disorders and the use of phytochemicals for their prevention and treatment. Moreover, some plant species used for the extraction of these chemical components are listed and described. When describing metabolic disorders, authors describe main health alterations of each one, providing the most current figures and statistics worldwide. Medicinal plants used in traditional medicine for treatment and scientific information related to their potential to prevent or treat each conditions are also discussed. Authors also include a complete scientific background check, complete analysis of all phytochemicals recommended for each disorder, a description of the mechanism(s) of action and in vivo and/or in vitro studies. Within this volume, a series of 16 species, recommended to treat or prevent the previously described disorders, are presented with their botanical information, traditional use in different cultures and countries, and the available scientific information validating their health benefits.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Diabetes Mellitus
(Anaguiven Avalos Soriano, Alejandra García-Gasca and Teresa García-Gasca, Cátedras CONACyT-Molecular Biology and Tissue Culture Laboratory, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, Unidad Mazatlán, Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 2. The Use of Medicinal Plants in the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia
(Adriana L. Perales-Torres, Rubén Santiago-Adame and Martha B. Ramírez Rosas, Food Safety Department, Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3. Common Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and Their Relationship with Chronic Diseases of Metabolic Origin
(María Teresa Espino Sevilla, Zaira López and Peter Knauth, Laboratorio de Análisis Químico e Instrumental, Centro Universitario de la Ciénega, Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, and others)

Chapter 4. Nasturtium officinale L.: A Plant with Nutraceutical Potential
(Gilberto Mercado Mercado and Delia Libier Hernández de la Rosa, Departamento de Ciencias Químico Biológicas, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México, and others)

Chapter 5. Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
(Abraham Palacios Romero, Edith Jiménez Muñoz, Rodrigo Rodríguez Laguna, Ramón Razo Zárate and Eric López Vázquez, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Department of Bioengineering and Science, Campus Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 6. The Nutraceutical Potential of Cinnamon
(Erick López Vázquez and Abraham Palacios Romero, Área Académica de Mecánica Automotriz, Universidad Politécnica de Pachuca Autónoma, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 7. Hibiscus sabdariffa L.: A Flower with Health Benefits
(Gilberto Mercado Mercado and Francisco Javier Blancas Benítez, Department of Biological Chemical Sciences, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Juarez City, Chihuahua, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 8. Salvia and Its Potential to Treat Metabolic Disorders
(Laura A. Contreras-Angulo, Leticia X. López-Martínez, Nayely Leyva-López, J. Basilio Heredia and Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, Sinaloa, México, and others)

Chapter 9. Phytochemical Composition of Beetroot and Its Possible Effect on Human Health
(Alexis Emus-Medina, Dulce M. Ambriz-Perez, Erick P. Gutierrez-Grijalva, J. B. Heredia and Leticia X. Lopez-Martínez, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 10. Barberry: Medicinal Properties and Usage for Metabolic Disorders Prevention
(Mark A. Arcuri, Department of Bioengineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro, Mexico)

Chapter 11. Theobroma Cacao: Cocoa Bean Shells as a Source of Phenolic Compounds to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome
(Maria Quijano-Avilés, Wendy Gavica, Ana Barragán, Karla Aguaguiña, Iván Chóez-Guaranda, Daynet Sosa and Patricia Manzano, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Guayaquil, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 12. Consumption of Lupinus mutabilis Sweet in the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus Type-2
(Manuel E Baldeón, Napoleón Benitez, Erika E Muñoz, Elena Villacrés and Marco Fornasini, Centro de Investigación Biomédica, Universidad UTE, Sede Occidental, Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador)

Chapter 13. Allium: Case Studies
(Hebert Jair Barrales-Cureño, Gonzalo Guillermo Lucho-Constantino, Fabiola Zaragoza-Martínez, César Reyes Reyes, José Espinoza-Perez and Jorge Montiel-Montoya, Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, Michoacán, México, and others)

Chapter 14. Stevia rebaudiana: Aqueous Extraction of Diterpenoid Glycosides as a Potential Replacement for Artificial Sweeteners
(Ivan Chóez-Guaranda, María Quijano-Avilés, Ana Barragán, Kiana Añazco, Edinson Suárez, and Patricia Manzano-Santana, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Campus Gustavo Galindo, Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Chapter 15. Pharmacognosis and Phytochemical Study of Leaves, Flowers, Fruit Shells, and Seeds of Two Varieties of Nephelium lappaceum L. Cultivated in Ecuador
(Laura Valdes, Migdalia Miranda, Yamilet Gutiérrez, Ramón Scull and Gabriela Carrillo, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 16. Calahuala (Polypodium Spp)
(Víctor Olvera-García and Mariela Camacho-Barrón, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Querétaro, México, and others)

Chapter 17. Turmeric Oil: Potential Alternative for the Treatment of Metabolic Epilepsy
(Adriana Orellana-Paucar, Peter de Witte and Camila Esguerra, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 18. Capsicum Spp as a Medicinal Plant for the Treatment of Metabolic Disorders
(Carmen Téllez-Pérez, Escuela de Bioingenierías, Escuela Nacional de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro, Querétaro, México, and others)

Chapter 19. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents with Obesity from a Mexican Public Junior High School
(Ana Berenice Reséndiz-Cardador, Nancy Karen Cortes-Cortes, Flor S. Hernández-Uribe, Paulina Aldana-Hernández and Anaberta Cardador-Martínez, Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. San Juan del Río, Querétaro, México, and others)

Chapter 20. Use of Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: A Brief Review
(Karla I. Zepeda-Chong, Darlenne A. Juarez-Beltrán., Elena N. Schenkel, Tania F. Bueno-García and Carolina M. Lira-Astorga, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Querétaro, México)


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