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PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF MORINGA OLEIFERA ITS NUTRITIONAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE

Moringa oleifera is regarded as a multipurpose plant. It is an excellent source of nutrients, natural energy booster and a nature’s medicine cabinet. This plant contains numerous important compounds e.g., glucose, rhamnose, glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, methionine, cysteine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, valine, alanine, threonine, glycine, glutamic acid and aspartic acid. It is used a food in many countries because it is rich in important nutrients including vitamins (A, B and K), minerals (K, Ca, Zn, Fe, P).

DIETARY PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS IN PLANTS: THEIR ANTIOXIDANT AND PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIAL

The phenolic compounds from plants have a significant role in human diet as antioxidants. Their main sources are fruits, vegetables and beverages etc. However, by-products from food and agriculture also have valuable amounts of phenolic antioxidants. These phenolic compounds are effective in curing of many diseases including cancer, cardiovascular, contagious, viral and inflammatory diseases.

ORIGIN, PHYSIOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND BIO-MEDICAL IMPORTANCE OF PROPOLIS

Current studies were performed to evaluate the medicinal importance of propolis and its origin and physiochemical composition depending upon the nature of vegetations present in various localities. The propolis contains a myriad of chemical compounds such as flavonoids, esters, phenolic acid, amino acids and terpenoids. Different analytical techniques (e.g., TLC, GC, HPLC, MS, NMR and GC-MS) are used for the characterization of various constituents of Propolis.

REVIEW; CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF ASPHALTUM PUNJABIANUM (SHILAJIT)

Asphaltum is produced by the decomposition of plants on rock’s surface; the secretions of plants i.e. latex, gums and resins. An unprocessed asphaltum may contain fulvic acid, humic acid, amino acid, essential fatty acids, gums proteins, waxes, steroids, and vitamins. It also contains plenty of calcium and trace amounts of aluminum, magnesium, potassium, and iron, etc. Asphaltum has so many therapeutic applications because of its two major and primary compounds i.e. fulvic acid and dibenzo-α-pyrones.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND REMEDIAL PERSPECTIVES OF HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES LINN

HippophaeRhamnoides Linn (Sea buckthorn) is athorny nitrogen fixing deciduous shrub. Itfinds a lot of importancedue to its very rich vitamins A, B1, B12, C, E, K, and P; carotenoids, lycopene, phytosterols and flavonoids.Itstherapeutic value is owed to the presence of potent antioxidants.SBT reduces level of stress hormones and increase hypoxic tolerance in animals demonstrating its anti-stress andadaptogenic activity.

Redakcja
Andrzej ŁUKASZYK – przewodniczący, Szczepan BILIŃSKI,
Mieczysław CHORĄŻY, Włodzimierz KOROHODA,
Leszek KUŹNICKI, Lech WOJTCZAK

Adres redakcji:
Katedra i Zakład Histologii i Embriologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu, ul. Święcickiego 6, 60-781 Poznań, tel. +48 61 8546453, fax. +48 61 8546440, email: mnowicki@ump.edu.pl

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