Application of Plant Derived Metabolites

Application of Plant Derived Metabolites

by Duraipandiyan V., Valan Arasu M.


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Historically, plants have provided a source of inspiration for novel drug compounds, as plant derived medicines have made large contributions to human health and well-being. Therefore, the use of traditional medicine and medicinal plants in most developing countries, as a basis for the maintenance of good health, has been widely observed. Scientists throughout the world are trying to explore the valuable resources of medicinal plants to help the suffering humanity. Furthermore, in the world more than 30% of the pharmaceutical preparations are based on plants. The primary benefits of using plant derived medicines are that they are relatively safer than synthetic alternatives, offering profound therapeutic benefits and more affordable treatment Some of the very important bioactive compounds found in medicinal plants are alkaloids, glycosides, triterpenoid, steroids, coumarin, anthraquinone, saponin and phenol compounds which is effective against bacteria, virus and fungi. The plants compounds also inhibit the cancer cell. .

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ISBN-13: 9783639510461
Publisher: SIA OmniScriptum Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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