Bioactivity of Nonedible Parts of Punica granatum L.: A Potential Source of Functional Ingredients
- N. Rummun, J. Somanah, S. Ramsaha, T. Bahorun, V. Neergheen-Bhujun
- Chemistry, MedicineInternational journal of food Science
- 8 July 2013
It is shown that nonedible parts of cultivated pomegranates, that are generally discarded, are bioactive in multiassay systems thereby suggesting their potential use as natural prophylactics and in food applications.
Underestimating the Toxicological Challenges Associated with the Use of Herbal Medicinal Products in Developing Countries
- V. Neergheen-Bhujun
- MedicineBioMed Research International
- 19 September 2013
This review paper addresses toxicological challenges of traditional herbal medicine and calls for natural health product regulations as well as for protocols and guidance documents on safety and toxicity testing of herbal medicinal products.
Apoptosis inducing lead compounds isolated from marine organisms of potential relevance in cancer treatment.
The effect of black tea on risk factors of cardiovascular disease in a normal population.
Functional benefits of citrus fruits in the management of diabetes.
Apoptotic effects of non-edible parts of Punica granatum on human multiple myeloma cells
The data suggest that the extracts of P. granatum can be envisaged in cancer chemoprevention and call for further exploration into the potential application of these plant parts.
Morinda citrifolia L. fruit extracts modulates H2O2-induced oxidative stress in human liposarcoma SW872 cells
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory efficacies of polyherbal formulations and elixirs traditionally used in Mauritius for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Polyphenolic rich traditional plants and teas improve lipid stability in food test systems
- S. Ramsaha, B. Aumjaud, V. Neergheen-Bhujun, T. Bahorun
- Chemistry, MedicineJournal of food science and technology
- 1 February 2015
Traditional plants of Mauritius such as P. betle and green tea were more effective than BHT in both food systems and delayed the development of rancid odours in unstripped sunflower oil and mayonnaise.
Phytophenolic Nutrients in Citrus: Biochemical and Molecular Evidence
This chapter reviews some of the literature data on the phytophenolic contents, vitamin C composition and antioxidant functions of citrus extracts and emphasises on their potential applications in nutrition management programmes for diabetes and cancer chemoprevention.