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Evaluation of bioactive properties and phenolic compounds in different extracts prepared from Salvia officinalis L.
The therapeutic benefits of medicinal plants are well known. Nevertheless, essential oils have been the main focus of antioxidant and antimicrobial studies, remaining scarce the reports withExpand
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Resveratrol: A Double-Edged Sword in Health Benefits
Resveratrol (3,5,4′-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) belongs to polyphenols’ stilbenoids group, possessing two phenol rings linked to each other by an ethylene bridge. This natural polyphenol has beenExpand
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Food colorants: Challenges, opportunities and current desires of agro-industries to ensure consumer expectations and regulatory practices
Abstract Background Worldwide consumers seek most delightful and appealing foodstuffs, at the same time they require safer, more nutritious and healthier products. Color is one of the most importantExpand
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Chemical composition and bioactive compounds of garlic (Allium sativum L.) as affected by pre- and post-harvest conditions: A review.
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is considered one of the twenty most important vegetables, with various uses throughout the world, either as a raw vegetable for culinary purposes, or as an ingredient ofExpand
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Candidiasis: Predisposing Factors, Prevention, Diagnosis and Alternative Treatment
Candidiasis is the most common opportunistic yeast infection. Candida species and other microorganisms are involved in this complicated fungal infection, but Candida albicans continues to be the mostExpand
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The Therapeutic Potential of Apigenin
Several plant bioactive compounds have exhibited functional activities that suggest they could play a remarkable role in preventing a wide range of chronic diseases. The largest group ofExpand
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Decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract of cultivated thyme: antioxidant and antibacterial activities, and phenolic characterisation.
Bioactivity of thyme has been described, but mostly related to its essential oils, while studies with aqueous extracts are scarce. Herein, the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of decoction,Expand
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Plants of Genus Mentha: From Farm to Food Factory
Genus Mentha, a member of Lamiaceae family, encompasses a series of species used on an industrial scale and with a well-described and developed culture process. Extracts of this genus areExpand
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Decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract of Origanum vulgare L.: different performances regarding bioactivity and phenolic compounds.
Bioactivity of oregano methanolic extracts and essential oils is well known. Nonetheless, reports using aqueous extracts are scarce, mainly decoction or infusion preparations used for therapeuticExpand
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Phytochemical composition and bioactive compounds of common purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) as affected by crop management practices
Abstract Background Recently, there is an increasing market trend for innovative functional/power foods and dietary supplements from natural compounds. Therefore the evaluation of potential speciesExpand
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