A comprehensive collection covering more than 3,000 plants Offers systematic information on the lipids and natural oils that can be extracted from each part of the plantIncludes material not previously readily available in English. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 381 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file; PDF.
Chemistry of Phytopotentials: Health Perspectives
Chemistry of Pytopotentials: Energy Perspectives
Chemistry of Phytopotentials: Environment Perspectives.
Since the beginning of human civilization, plants have been our true companions. Plants contribute not only to our existence but also serve us through discovery, design and the treatment of various diseases where there is no satisfactory cure in modern medicine. This has focused Natural Product Chemists to unravel plants therapeutic potential in the light of modern analytical and pharmacological understandings. Presence of multiple active phytochemicals in medicinal plants offers exciting opportunity for the development of novel therapeutics, providing scientific justification for their use in traditional medicines. Non-food plants have been recognized as biofactories for the production of eco-friendly value added materials including agricultural, food products, enzymes, nutraceuticals etc. They have also been widely explored for personal care, industrial products and sources of energy generation. The proven efficacy of botanicals has been appreciated by the scientific community and strengthened plant-human relationship. The synergism in the Phytoproducts, the result of the interaction of two or more moieties, is not simply additive but multiplicative. Recent acceptance of the Food and Drug Administration (US) for herbal-medicine based preparation has renewed interest in Natural Product Research. The year 2011 is declared as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011) by the United Nations Assembly. On this occasion, the present conference CPHEE 2011 aims to offer chemists from diverse areas to come to a common platform to share the knowledge and unveil the chemistry and magic potentials of phytoproducts for the mankind.
Part 1. Modification by plant growth and environment
part 2. Isolation and analysis of polyphenol structure
part 3. Polyphenols identification and occurrence.
Polyphenols in Plants assists plant scientists and dietary supplement producers in assessing polyphenol content and factors affecting their composition. It also aids in selecting sources and regulating environmental conditions affecting yield for more consistent and function dietary supplements. Polyphenols play key roles in the growth, regulation and structure of plants and vary widely within different plants. Stress, growth conditions and plant species modify polyphenol structure and content. This book describes techniques to identify, isolate and characterize polyphenols, taking mammalian toxicology into account as well. It defines conditions of growth affecting the polyphenol levels. It describes assay and instrumentation techniques critical to identifying and defining polyphenols, critical to researchers and business development. It documents how some polyphenols are dangerous to consume, important to dietary supplement industry, government regulators and lay public users. (source: Nielsen Book Data)