Nutrition, Dietetics & Health

Innovations in Plant Science for Better Health: From Soil to Fork

Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants
Properties and Potential for Human Health

Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD
Ademola O. Ayeleso

Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants

In production
Pub Date: May 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886482
Pages: Approx 350p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Plant Science for Better Health: From Soil to Fork
Notes: 31 color and 20 b/w illustrations

“In this book, an assemblage of recent findings on the therapeutic potentials of several medicinal plants/natural products is presented. The editors have selected chapters of original research and updated reviews from experienced authors who are specialists in the field. Readers are assured of interesting discoveries and an insight into the future position of medicinal plants/natural products in modern therapeutics. I recommend the book.”
—Pius Fasinu, PhD, Pharmacologist, National Center for Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

“A dependable, broad, and extremely educational volume of recent progresses in various vital up-and-coming areas of medicinal plants and health. It has exceptional chapters written by erudite scholars. This book can serve as a reference for both students and professionals.”
—Bashiru Olaitan Ajiboye. PhD, Biochemistry Program, Department of Chemical Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria

Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants: Properties and Potential for Human Health sheds light on the immense potential of medicinal plants from human health from different technological aspects, focusing on the continent of Africa. The volume presents new research on bioactive compounds in medicinal plants that provide health benefits, medicinal plant and plant products for health promotion, medicinal plants for the management of diabetes mellitus, and medicinal plants for the management of hypertension.

The book provides scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases, most especially in Africa. Many of the plants described in the chapters are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison with modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases. They contain chemical compounds that can modify and modulate biological systems, eliciting therapeutic effects.

This informative volume will be for students, faculty, scientists, researchers, and industry professionals in nutraceuticals and herbal remedies.

Key features:

  • Provides scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases
  • Identifies novel plants for treatment of different diseases, particularly diabetes mellitus and hypertension
  • Explores the mechanism of actions of the plants
  • Encourages the development of plant-based drugs
  • Helps to foster the integration of herbal
  • medicine and modern medicine


1. Phytochemistry and Antifungal Activity of Desmodium adscendens Root Extracts
Nwanekwu Kenneth Emeka, Adeniyi Bola, and Mahady Gail

2. Bioactive Compounds in Plants and Their Antioxidant Capacity
Oluyemisi E. Adelakun, Islamiyat Folashade Bolarinwa, and Johnson Akinwumi Adejuyitan

3. Plants of the Genus Syzygium (Myrtaceae): A Review on Ethnobotany, Medicinal Properties, and Phytochemistry
Ian Edwin Cock and Matthew Cheesman

4. Effects of Talinum triangulare on Hepatic Antioxidant Gene Expression Profile in Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Rat Liver Injury
Gbenga Anthony Adefolaju, Benedict Abiola Falana, Adeoye Oluwole Oyewopo, and Anthony Mwakikunga

5. Review on Potential of Seeds and Value-Added Products of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea): Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Anti-Oxidative Stress
Yvonne Yeukai Murevanhema, Victoria Adaora Jideani, and Oluwafemi Omoniyi Oguntibeju

6. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Opuntia aurantiaca Lindl
Wilfred Mbeng Otang and Anthony Jide Afolayan

7. Dietary Intervention of Utazi (Gongrenema latifolium) Supplemented Diet Using Wistar Male Rat Animal Brain Model
Esther Emem Nwanna, Ganiyu Oboh, and Olukemi Abimbola Okediran

8. Therapeutic Potentials of Selected Medicinal Plants in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: A Review
Folorunso Adewale Olabiyi, Yapo Guillaume Aboua, and Oluwafemi Omoniyi Oguntibeju

9. Medicinal Activities of Anchomanes difformis and Its Potential in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Other Disease Conditions: A Review
Toyin D. Udje, Nicole L. Brooks, and Oluwafemi O. Oguntibeju

10. Screening of Different Extracts of Ageratum conyzoides for Inhibition of Diabetes-Related Enzymes
Mutiu I. Kazeem, Oluwatosin O. Ogunkelu, Ademola O. Ayeleso, and Emmanuel Mukwevho

11. Potential of Catharanthus roseus and Punica granatum in the Management and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and Its Complications
Mediline Goboza, Prisca Kachepe, Yapo Guillaume Aboua, and Oluwafemi Omoniyi Oguntibeju

12. Ginger and Turmeric Supplemented Diet as a Novel Dietary Approach for Management of Hypertension: A Review
Ayodele Jacob Akinyemi, Ganiyu Oboh, and Maria Rosa Chitolina Schetinger


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc. email:

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering in 1986 from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. On September 16, 2005, he was proclaimed as “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of 45 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and textbooks and has edited over 50 books. He received his BSc degree in engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India; his MSc and PhD degrees from Ohio State University, Columbus; and his Master of Divinity degree from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, USA.

Ademola O. Ayeleso
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Adeleke University, Nigeria

Ademola Ayeleso, DTech, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry at Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria. Dr. Ayeleso is working on the use of medicinal plants, plant products, and synthesized compounds in the management of diabetes mellitus, which has become a major threat to the lives of people in both urban and rural areas throughout the world. He has presented research papers at different international conferences. Dr. Ayeleso obtained his BTech degree in Biochemistry at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. He received his MSc degree in Biochemistry at the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and his doctoral degree in Biomedical Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville, South Africa. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in three different universities in South Africa. Dr. Ayeleso is a prolific writer with over 20 publications to his credit.

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