Medicinal Plants for the Treatment of Metabolic Disorders. Part 2


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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. When describing each metabolic disorder, all authors describe de main health alterations, providing the most current figures and statistics worldwide; medicinal plants used in traditional medicine for its treatment and scientific information related to their potential to prevent or treat each condition.

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 3 plant 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. Besides six main metabolic disorders are described, providing a full scientific background for its general understanding, and three study cases are presented, where metabolic disorders are analyzed and approached from different medical and pharmaceutical angles. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Obesity: A Metabolic Disorder
(Ulisses Moreno-Celis, Teresa García-Gasca, Miriam Aracely Anaya-Loyola and Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-García, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Queretaro, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 2. Medicinal Plants with the Potential to Treat Hypertension: Studies That Were Done in the Last Decade
(Anaberta Cardador-Martínez, Regional Department of Bioengineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro, Mexico)

Chapter 3. Metabolic Processes in Cancer
(Ulisses Moreno-Celis and Teresa García-Gasca, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Queretaro, Mexico)

Chapter 4. Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes and Possible Alternative Herbal Treatment
(Gabriel Alfonso Gutiérrez Rebolledo, PhD, Natural Products Toxicology Laboratory, Pharmacy Department, National School of Biological Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico)

Chapter 5. Cancer of Infectious Origin and Nutrition
(Andrea Orellana-Manzano PhD, Diana Maldonado, and María José Vizcaíno, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Guayaquil, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 6. <i>Moringa oleifera</i> and its Multiple Benefits for Human Health
(Sara Aviles-Gaxiola, Luis A. Cabanillas-Bojórquez, Gabriela Vázquez-Olivo, Leticia X. López-Martínez, Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva and J. Basilio Heredia, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A. C. Coordinación Culiacán. Culiacán, Sinaloa, México, and others)

Chapter 7. Rutaceae: An Approach to Rue
(Anayantzin Torres-Morales, Escuela de Ingeniería y CienciaS, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Querétaro. México

Chapter 8. Ginger: Analysis of the Raw Rhizome, Essential Oil and Alcohol Extract of Two Varieties Grown in Ecuador
(Migdalia Miranda Martínez, Rafael Viteri Espinoza, Maribary Monsalve Paredes and Gabriela Carrillo Lavid, , Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemáticas, Departamento de Ciencias Químicas y Ambientales, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL Polytechnic University, Campus Gustavo Galindo. Guayaquil, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 9. New Horizons in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
(María Goretti Arvizu-Espinosa, Bioengineering Department, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Querétaro, México)


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Audience: The book is aimed at professionals in the area of food science and technology

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