Series 11: Fruits, Vegetable and Spices
ISBN : 81-88279-44-7
Year: 2007
HARDBOUND PAGES: VIII + 266
DEMI SIZE Rs. 350/-

PHARMACEUTICAL WEALTH OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND SPICES

Contents

  • GENERAL INTRODUCTION
     • Introduction  • The history of herbal medicine  • Common herbs and herbal preparations • Administering herbal treatment  • Healing herbs  • How the immune system works  • Phytochemical defence  • Role of herbal phytochemicals  • Priorities in research on medicinal plants  • New drugs from medicinal plants  • Antiprotozoal drugs from plants  • Antiulcer drugs from plants  • Antirheumatic plants  • Antidiabetic plants  • Antiasthmatic plants  • Antiviral plants  • Plant adaptogens  • Hepatoprotective plants  • Fertility control plants  • Anticancer drugs from plants  • Plants for urinary stones  • Plants for tranquillizers/sedatives  • Plant laxatives  • Current status of medicinal plants in India  • Trade of medicinal plants in India  • Conclusion  • References
  • PHARMACEUTICAL WEALTH OF FRUITS
     • Introduction  • Food value of fruits  • Active ingredients and medicinal uses of fruits  • Oxidative damage of biomolecules  • Fruit phytochemicals  • Phenolics  • Carotenoids  • Citrus  • Phenolics  • Health benefits  • Anticancer effects  • Cardiovascular protection  • Anti-inflammatory effects  • Other effects  • Carotenoids  • Liminoids  • Vitamin C  • Fiber  • Limonene  • Folic acid  • Grapes and wine  • Phenolics  • Health benefits  • Anticancer effects  • Cardiovascular protection  • Antioxidant activity  • Vaccinium  • Phenolics  • Health benefits  • Anticancer activity  • Neurological function  • Urinary tract activity  • Antioxidant activity  • Other fruits  • Strawberries  • Apples  • Melons  • Mangoes  • Guava  • Brinjal  • Papaya  • Cardamom  • Kodampuli  • Phalsa  • Amla  • Tamarind  • Castanospermum
     • Fruits as a remedy to various ailments  • Plant extinction  • Future thrust  • Conclusion  • References
  • PHARMACEUTICAL WEALTH OF VEGETABLES
     • Introduction  • Importance of vegetables  • Food value  • Vitamins  • Minerals  • Juices  • Need of vegetarian diet  • Modern theory of disease  • Photochemicals  • Antioxidant therapy  • Mechanism of action  • Medicinal value of individual vegetables  • Amaranth  • Asparagus  • Beet root  • Bhendi  • Bitter gourd  • Bottle gourd  • Cabbage  • Chilli  • Carrot  • Cassava  • Cucumber  • Fenugreek  • Garlic  • Lettuce  • Moringa  • Onion  • Potato  • Radish  • Soybean  • Spinach  • weet potato  • Tomato  • Future needs and conclusion  • References
  • PHARMACEUTICAL WEALTH OF SPICES
     • Introduction  • Antioxygenic properties  • Antibacterial activity of spices  • Medicinal aspects  • Medicinal uses of various spices  • Pepper  • Cardamom  • Chillies  • Ginger  • Turmeric  • Onion  • Garlic  • Leek  • Shallots  • Ajowan  • Aniseed  • Caraway  • Celery  • Coriander  • Cumin  • Carvone  • Dill  • Fennel  • Fenugreek  • Mustard  • Popp  • Cassia  • Tejpat  • Tezpat  • Cinnamon  • Clove  • Juniper  • Nutmeg  • All spice  • Star anise  • Anardana  • Kokam  • Tamarind  • Balm  • Basil  • Bay  • Curry leaves  • Hyssop  • Marjoram  • Mint  • Peppermint  • Spearmint  • Origanum  • Parsley  • Rosemary  • Sage  • Tarragon  • Thyme  • Asafoetida  • Sweet flag  • Galangal  • Horseradish  • Saffron  • Vanilla  • Biotechnological improvement  • Black pepper  • Related back pepper species  • Cardamom  • Ginger  • Saffron  • Turmeric  • Vanilla  • Tree spices  • Seed and herbal spices  • In vitro production of secondary metabolites  • In vitro conservation  • Future needs and conclusion  • Conclusion  • References