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Determination of Antibacterial Evaluation, Phytochemical Screening and Ascorbic Acid Assay of Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

 The microbiological susceptibility of an ethanolic extract of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) was investigated using the agar well diffusion method. The extract was found to be active against the bacteria tested, inhibiting all of them, with Shigella flexneri having the highest inhibition zone of 13.7mm and Staphylococcus epidermis having the lowest inhibition zone of 2.3mm. The…
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March 23, 2022 0

Nutritional and Health Benefits of Carrots and Its Seed Extracts: A Review | Chapter 7 | Emerging Trends in Disease and Health Research Vol.4

Carrots are a root vegetable that are high in bioactive components such carotenoids, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, vitamins, and minerals, all of which have a variety of nutritional and health benefits. The number and kind of bioactive chemicals contained in carrots is influenced by the genotype colours of carrot root flesh, ambient circumstances, and storage conditions. Carotenoids,…
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March 14, 2022 0

Nutritional and Health Benefits of Brassica Vegetables and Exploitation of Innovative Markets Concepts for their Dietary Diversity | Chapter 4 | Emerging Trends in Disease and Health Research Vol.4

Brassica nigra, B. oleracea, B. rapa, B. carinata, B. juncea, and B. napus are six crop plants that yield edible roots, leaves, petioles, stems, inflorescences, and seed. Although B. nigra is mostly farmed as a condiment mustard, all six species can be used and consumed as vegetables. B. oleracea and B. rapa are the most…
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March 14, 2022 0

Transgenic Vegetable Breeding for Nutritional Quality and Health Benefits: A Review| Chapter 3 | Emerging Trends in Disease and Health Research Vol.4

Using transgenic techniques, this article highlights recent initiatives to analyse and change nutrients and bioactive chemicals in vegetable crops. Malnutrition and poor dietary habits have become significant risk factors for noncommunicable illnesses. Vegetables are an essential component of a healthy diet. Around 3 billion people worldwide are malnourished as a result of imbalanced diets. Vegetables…
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March 14, 2022 0

Nutritional Quality and Health Benefits of Vegetables | Chapter 2 | Emerging Trends in Disease and Health Research Vol.4

The nutritional content and health benefits of the major vegetable categories are reviewed and discussed in this article. Each vegetable group has its unique set of nutrients and bioactive chemicals, which distinguishes it from other vegetable groups and vegetables within its own group. Vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, and phytochemicals are all found in vegetables, making…
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March 14, 2022 0

Plants are Renewable Source of Medicine and Nanoparticles: A Review

Plants have been employed as a therapeutic agent since the dawn of time, and their applications have evolved alongside human civilization. Plants’ healing potential was discovered by trial and error, and the knowledge was passed down verbally and through practise from generation to generation. Plants or plant parts were used as medicine before the 16th…
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February 18, 2022 0

Determination of the Anti-diabetic Activity of Sphenostylis stenocarpa Seed Milk Extract in Alloxan-induced Diabetes Rats

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder characterised by improper glucose, protein, and lipid metabolism. It’s generally connected with glycosuria, or the discharge of too much sweet urine. The majority of anti-diabetes medicines are not only expensive, but they also come with a significant level of drug toxicity. The anti-diabetic effect of seed milk extract…
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January 8, 2022 0

Indian Herbal Plants: Efficacious Restorative Potential in Hyperglycemia

The goal of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Syzigium cumuni seeds in the treatment of diabetes, as well as their potential effects on male reproductive physiology and histopathology in Swiss albino mice (Mus musculus), as well as various Indian herbal plants used in the treatment of hyperglycemia complications, particularly in India. By…
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December 22, 2021 0

A New Research on Chemical Composition and Rumen Fermentation Profile of Mangrove Leaves (Avicennia marina) from West Sumatra, Indonesia

N. Jamarun, R. Pazla, Arief, A. Jayanegara, and G. Yanti. 2020. Biodiversitas Journal 21: 5230-5236 published a new study titled “Chemical composition and rumen fermentation profile of mangrove leaves (Avicennia marina) from West Sumatra, Indonesia.” The goal of this study was to see if Avicennia marina mangrove leaves might be used as ruminant animal feed.…
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September 10, 2021 0

Investigating the Anti-diabetic Effect of Leucaena leucocephala Linn. (Ipil-Ipil) Seed Extract on Albino Mice

Using the Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) using albino mice as test animals, the anti-diabetic action of Leucaena leucocephala Linn. (Ipil-ipil) seed extract was demonstrated. The researchers also wished to identify the phytochemicals in the extract, as well as assess its physical properties and compare its effects at three concentration levels to a positive control,…
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July 26, 2021 0