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Phenolic antioxidants from herbs and spices

Department of Food aind Nutrition, Faculty of Human Life Science, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi, Japan.
BioFactors (Impact Factor: 4.59). 02/2000; 13(1-4):141-6.
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Spices and herbs are recognized as sources of natural antioxidants and thus play an important role in the chemoprevention of diseases resulting from lipid peroxidation. Our studies on spices and herbs have given us over a hundred compounds, known and new, having high antioxidant activity. From the Labiatae family, Rosmarinus officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Origanum vulgare and O. majorana gave 26 active comopounds. Over 40 antioxidative compounds from Zingiber officinale, 26 compounds from Curcuma domestica = C. longa, C. xanthorrhiza and Z. cassumunar were determined, these belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. From the family Myrtaceae, 25 compounds from the berries of Pimenta dioica were determined and 3 carbazoles were isolated from Murraya koenigii. Structure-activity relationships of some of the isolated compounds were also discussed.

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    • "They are universally present as constituents of flowering plants, particularly of food plants [Miean and Mohamed, 2001]. Several plants and spices containing Glycosides, Terpenids and flavonoid derivatives have found application as disease preventive and therapeutic agents in traditional medicine in Asia for thousands of years[Nakatani, 2000]. Phenolic compounds have the ability to reduce risk for development or treatment of cancers, cardiovascular disorders, obesity, diabetes, aging-diseases, urinary tract infections, and periodontal disease[Yuan, et al., 2011]. "

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    • "They are universally present as constituents of flowering plants, particularly of food plants[9]. Several plants and spices containing Glycosides, Terpenids and flavonoid derivatives have found application as disease preventive and therapeutic agents in traditional medicine in Asia for thousands of years[10]. Phenolic compounds have the ability to reduce risk for development or treatment of cancers, cardiovascular disorders, obesity, diabetes, aging-diseases, urinary tract infections, and periodontal disease[22]. The plant derived polyphenolic compounds are promising nutraceuticals for control of various disorders such as cardiovascular, neurological and neoplastic disease. "

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    • "A growing body of evidence suggests that at least part of the therapeutic values may be contributed by their antioxidative property. These natural antioxidants may therefore contribute to protect the human body from several diseases [2] including gastric ulcer. Clinical research has confirmed the efficacy of several medicinal plants for the treatment of gastric disorders, and basic scientific research has uncovered many of the mechanisms to explain their therapeutic effects [3] [4]. "
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