Phytochemicals from Mexican Medicinal Plants: Potential Biopharmaceuticals against Noncommunicable Diseases

J. Basilio Heredia, PhD, Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva and Leticia X. López-Martínez (Editors)
Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. Culiacán, México.
CÁTEDRAS-CONACYT. Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, México

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED004000

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Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of death around the world, accounting for nearly 70% of all deaths. Several factors such as unhealthy lifestyles, physical inactivity, exposure to UV-light, harmful use of alcohol, among others, might cause diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. The current conventional pharmacological approach of treatment for these diseases is often costly, which represents an economic burden for most people, mainly from the low- and middle-income countries, who cannot always afford to buy medication. Besides, with or without medical approval and surveillance, people often turn to incorporate preparations from local medicinal plants when they are already under prescribed medication for their particular ailments. On the other hand, medicinal plants contain a rich source of phytochemicals such as alkaloids, terpenes, and polyphenols, which are potential biopharmaceutical agents against several noncommunicable diseases. Several studies have been conducted to isolate, identify and evaluate such compounds with promising results. In this book, we comprehensively review the information that shows the potential of phytochemicals from selected Mexican medicinal plants against noncommunicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and the metabolic syndrome. This work also summarizes the toxicological studies and risks of the use of medicinal plants as well as perspectives in the future use of phytochemicals as biopharmaceutical agents.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

Preface

Chapter 1. Mexican Medicinal Plants: Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy
(Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Karla M. Baez-Parra and J. Basilio Heredia, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, Sonora, México, and others)

Chapter 2. Regulation and Safety of Medicinal Plants
(M. R. Tapia-Rodríguez, L. A. Ortega-Ramírez, R. Pacheco-Ordaz, G. A. González-Aguilar and J. F. Ayala-Zavala, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. Culiacán, Sonora, Mexico
The correct affiliation is Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. Hermosillo, Sonora, México)

Chapter 3. Obesity
(Sara Avilés-Gaxiola, Luis Angel Cabanillas-Bojórquez, Gabriela Olivo-Vázquez, Marilyn Shomara Criollo-Mendoza and J. Basilio Heredia, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, Sonora, México)

Chapter 4. The Metabolic Syndrome
(M.G. Sánchez-Otero, A. Alexander-Aguilera, A. Ramírez-Higuera, M. Juárez-Arias and R.M. Oliart-Ros, Facultad de Bioanálisis, Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, México, and others)

Chapter 5. Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
(Hilda K. Saenz-Hidalgo, J. J. Buenrostro-Figueroa, A. Guevara-Aguilar, Hugo S. García and R. Baeza-Jiménez, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, Delicias, Chihuahua, México, and others)

Chapter 6. Mexican Medicinal Plants with Anti-Cancer Properties
(Erick Paul Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Marilyn Shomara Criollo-Mendoza, Luis Angel Cabanillas-Bojórquez and J. Basilio Heredia, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, Sonora, México, and others)

Chapter 7. Cardiovascular Diseases
(Nayely Leyva-López, Crisantema Hernández, Cynthia E. Lizárraga-Velázquez, Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva and J. Basilio Heredia, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, Sonora, México, and others)

Chapter 8. Bioactive Compounds from Medicinal Plants: Green Extraction Technologies
(Alexis Emus-Medina, Laura A. Contreras-Angulo, Salma A. Enriquez-Valencia and Leticia X. Lopez Martínez, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C., Culiacán, Sonora, México, and others)

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