Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Disease

Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Disease
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 0124115292
ISBN 13: 9780124115293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Disease Book Review:

Nutritional supplement research concerning brain health and neurological disease is becoming an important focus. While nutritional supplements are very popular for general health and well being, the effectiveness of common supplements and their impact on general brain health and for the treatment or prevention of neurological disease is not clearly understood. This comprehensive introduction to bioactive nutraceuticals for brain and neurological provides a foundation review for research neuroscientists, clinical neurologists, pharmacology researchers and nutrition scientists on what we know now about these supplements and the brain and where focused research is still necessary. Foundational review content covering nutrition and brain and neurological health Reviews known nutritional supplements and impact on brain and neurological health Comprehensive coverage ideal for research scientists and clinical practitioners

Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond

Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond
Author: Dilip Ghosh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 0128206101
ISBN 13: 9780128206102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond Book Review:

Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond focuses on a variety of health disorders where intervention with nutritional supplements prove valuable, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and attention-deficit disorder in children. In addition, Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond addresses "herb-nutra psychiatry" which is a field of research focused on developing a comprehensive, cohesive, and scientifically rigorous evidence base to shift conceptual thinking around the role of diet and nutrition in mental health. Intended for nutrition researchers, nutritionists, dieticians, regulatory bodies, health professionals, and students studying related fields, Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond will be a useful reference in understanding the links between nutrition and brain health. • Addresses nutritional psychiatry and cognitive health at all stages of the lifespan • Contains extensive coverage of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and other nutrients • Offers novel insight into cognitive dysfunctions including depression and other neurodegenerative disorders • Explores the role of genomics and epigenetics, including discussion of the gut–brain axis

Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases

Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases
Author: Colin R. Martin,Victor R Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128177810
ISBN 13: 9780128177815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases Book Review:

Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases provides an overview of oxidative stress in neurological diseases and associated conditions, including behavioral aspects and the potentially therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the diet. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial and oxidative stress is a single component of this. The book examines basic processes of oxidative stress—from molecular biology to whole organs—relative to cellular defense systems, and across a range of neurological diseases. Sections discuss antioxidants in foods, including plants and components of the diet, examining the underlying mechanisms associated with therapeutic potential and clinical applications. Although some of this material is exploratory or preclinical, it can provide the framework for further in-depth analysis or studies via well-designed clinical trials or the analysis of pathways, mechanisms, and components in order to devise new therapeutic strategies. Very often oxidative stress is a feature of neurological disease and associated conditions which either centers on or around molecular and cellular processes. Oxidative stress can also arise due to nutritional imbalance during a spectrum of timeframes before the onset of disease or during its development. Offers an overview of oxidative stress from molecular biology to whole organs Discusses the potentially therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the patient diet Provides the framework for further in-depth analysis or studies of potential treatments

Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders

Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 671
Release: 2020-08-30
ISBN 10: 1799834425
ISBN 13: 9781799834427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders Book Review:

Cognitive impairment, through Alzheimer’s disease or other related forms of dementia, is a serious concern for afflicted individuals and their caregivers. Understanding patients’ mental states and combatting social stigmas are important considerations in caring for cognitively impaired individuals. Technology is playing an increasing role in the lives of the elderly. One of the most prevalent developments for the aging population is the use of technological innovations for intervention and treatment of individuals with mental impairments. Research Anthology on Diagnosing and Treating Neurocognitive Disorders examines the treatment, diagnosis, prevention, and therapeutic and technological interventions of neurodegenerative disorders. It also describes programs and strategies that professional and family caregivers can implement to engage and improve the quality of life of persons suffering from cognitive impairment. Highlighting a range of topics such as dementia, subjective wellbeing, and cognitive decline, this publication is an ideal reference source for speech pathologists, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, researchers, clinicians, and academicians seeking coverage on neurocognitive disorder identification and strategies for clinician support and therapies.

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
Author: Tahira Farooqui,Akhlaq A. Farooqui
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-03-16
ISBN 10: 0128154624
ISBN 13: 9780128154625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders Book Review:

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders: Neurochemical and Pharmacological Properties focuses on the different molecular mechanisms underlying curcumin-mediated beneficial effects in neurological diseases. The book's editors discuss the neurochemical and pharmacological properties of curcumin, followed by the effect of curcumin in neurotraumatic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropsychiatric diseases. The book also offers a perspective on future studies on the treatment of neurological disorders. The beneficial effects of curcumin have been observed both in cultured cells and in animal models, thus paving the way for ongoing present and future human clinical trials. Curcumin produces antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects not only by blocking oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurotraumatic and neurodegenerative diseases, but also by restoring cellular homeostasis and rebalancing redox equilibrium. Identifies molecular mechanisms of curcumin effects in neurological diseases Includes effects on neurotraumatic, neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases Covers the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of curcumin Examines curcumin’s potential in developing new therapeutic drugs

Bioactive Nutraceuticals for Brain Disorders

Bioactive Nutraceuticals for Brain Disorders
Author: Aman B. Upaganlawar,Sahab Uddin, Md,Chandrashekhar D. Upasani
Publsiher: Nova Science Publishers
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781536196085
ISBN 13: 1536196088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Nutraceuticals for Brain Disorders Book Review:

"Over the past several years research concerning brain health and nutraceuticals has received much attention due to their potential neuroprotective properties and few or no side effects. Nutraceuticals exert copious effects in several biological processes, including antioxidant defenses, cell proliferation and differentiation, gene expression, signal transduction, and safeguarding of mitochondrial integrity. It is very likely that the brain health of an individual is affected by his or her dietary pattern. Intake of a well-nourished diet in the earliest stages of life builds a strong foundation of the brain which helps to maintain brain health in later stages of life. On the other hand, nutritional deficiency can disrupt the structure and function of the human nervous system and increases the risk of brain disorders and early death, affecting all age groups. Although nutraceuticals are popular for health, wellbeing, and illness, the efficacy of common supplements to combat brain disorders is not clearly understood. Bioactive Nutraceuticals for Brain Disorders aims to describe the importance of nutraceutical intervention on different brain disorders to highlight the therapeutic as well as preventive potential"--

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements
Author: Seyed Mohammad Nabavi,Ana Sanches Silva
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 0128125632
ISBN 13: 9780128125632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements Book Review:

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements compiles comprehensive information and recent findings on supplements found in today’s market. The book focuses on non-essential nutrients, animal extracts, yeast and fungi extracts, and plant and algae extracts used as supplements. Readers will find valuable insights on the impact of dietary supplementation on human health, along with an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of each supplement. Provides reliable information on available supplements to inform nutritional practices Presents each supplement’s sources, availability, health benefits, drawbacks, and possible interactions with other supplements, food or drugs Serves as a guide to non-essential nutrients, plant and algae extracts, animal extracts, including bee products and shark cartilage, and supplements from yeast and fungi

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals
Author: Yashwant V. Pathak,Ali M. Ardekani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 1498765122
ISBN 13: 9781498765121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals Book Review:

Genomics and related areas of research have contributed greatly to the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying diet–disease relationships. In the past decade, the evidence has become stronger for a direct link between genome/epigenome damage and increased risk for adverse health outcomes. It is now exceedingly clear that micronutrients are critical as cofactors for many cellular functions, including DNA repair enzymes, methylation of CpG sequences, DNA oxidation, and/or uracil incorporation into DNA. Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals: Clinical Relevance and Disease Prevention brings new perspectives on disease prevention strategy based on the genomic knowledge and nutraceuticals of an individual and the diet he or she receives. This book discusses the integration and application of genetic and genomics technology into nutrition research and paves the way for the development of nutrition research programs that are aimed at the prevention and control of chronic disease through genomics-based nutritional interventions. In this book, the editors bring together a wide spectrum of nutritional scientists worldwide to contribute to the growing knowledge in the field of nutrigenomics and nutraceuticals.

Bioactive Natural Products for the Management of Cancer from Bench to Bedside

Bioactive Natural Products for the Management of Cancer  from Bench to Bedside
Author: Anil K. Sharma
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 9811376077
ISBN 13: 9789811376078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Natural Products for the Management of Cancer from Bench to Bedside Book Review:

This book illustrates the importance of the Natural Biometabolites, which offer a rich reservoir of candidate compounds for drug discovery in the battle against cancer. Recent research and development efforts concerning anti-cancer drugs derived from natural products have led to the identification of numerous candidate molecules that inhibit cancer cell proliferation and metastasis using a variety of mechanisms. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for cancer biologists and general oncologists alike, while also benefitting research professionals in Science, Nursing, Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics and Bioscience who wish to understand the fundamentals of prognosis and prediction in tumorigenesis. Moreover, the book provides an essential platform for understanding drug resistance mechanisms and combatting the growing menace of multidrug resistance.

Pathology

Pathology
Author: Victor R Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-04-25
ISBN 10: 0128159731
ISBN 13: 9780128159736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathology Book Review:

Pathology: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the disciplinary knowledge gap to help advance medical sciences and provide preventative and treatment strategies for pathologists, health care workers, food scientists and nutritionists who have divergent skills. This is important as oxidative stress can be ameliorated with pharmacological, nutraceutical or natural agents. While pathologists and clinical workers understand the processes in disease, they are less conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. Conversely, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of pathology. This book helps to fill those gaps. Saves clinicians and researchers time by helping them to quickly access the very latest details on a broad range of pathologies and oxidation issues Combines the science of oxidative stress and the putative therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the diet Includes preclinical, clinical and population studies to help pathologists, nutritionists, dieticians, and clinicians map out key areas for research and further clinical recommendations

Essential Oils in Food Preservation Flavor and Safety

Essential Oils in Food Preservation  Flavor and Safety
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN 10: 012416644X
ISBN 13: 9780124166448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Oils in Food Preservation Flavor and Safety Book Review:

Essential Oils in Food Preservation, Flavor and Safety discusses the major advances in the understanding of the Essential Oils and their application, providing a resource that takes into account the fact that there is little attention paid to the scientific basis or toxicity of these oils. This book provides an authoritative synopsis of many of the complex features of the essential oils as applied to food science, ranging from production and harvesting, to the anti-spoilage properties of individual components. It embraces a holistic approach to the topic, and is divided into two distinct parts, the general aspects and named essential oils. With more than 100 chapters in parts two and three, users will find valuable sections on botanical aspects, usage and applications, and a section on applications in food science that emphasizes the fact that essential oils are frequently used to impart flavor and aroma. However, more recently, their use as anti-spoilage agents has been extensively researched. Explains how essential oils can be used to improve safety, flavor, and function Embraces a holistic approach to the topic, and is divided into two distinct parts, the general aspects and named essential oils Provides exceptional range of information, from general use insights to specific use and application information, along with geographically specific information Examines traditional and evidence-based uses Includes methods and examples of investigation and application

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Human Health

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Human Health
Author: Cristóbal Noé Aguilar,A. K. Haghi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN 10: 1000201201
ISBN 13: 9781000201208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Human Health Book Review:

This new volume provides important information on potential applications and new developments in functional health foods and nutraceuticals. It looks at the health-promoting properties in functional foods and beverages as well as nutraceuticals. Some health issues that are considered in conjunction with these foods and nutraceuticals include oxidative stress, obesity, pharyngitis, low cognitive concentration, among others. Research topics include the antioxidant properties of certain products, the development of functional and medicinal beverages, nutraceuticals and functional foods for alternative therapies, and more.

Ketogenic Diet and Metabolic Therapies

Ketogenic Diet and Metabolic Therapies
Author: Susan A Masino
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 0190498013
ISBN 13: 9780190498016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ketogenic Diet and Metabolic Therapies Book Review:

Ketogenic diets have been used to successfully treat epilepsy and stop seizures for nearly a century. When more traditional therapies, such as pharmacology, reach their limitations for treatment, the metabolic approach surpasses, targeting the overall physiology and homeostatic functions of the patient. Ketogenic Diet and Metabolic Therapies is the first comprehensive scientific resource on the ketogenic diet, covering the latest research including the biomedical mechanisms, established and emerging applications, metabolic alternatives, and implications for health and disease. Experts in clinical and basic research share their research into mechanisms spanning from ion channels to epigenetics, their insights based on decades of experience with the ketogenic diet in epilepsy, and their evidence for emerging applications ranging from autism to Alzheimer's disease to brain cancer. Research in metabolic therapies has spread into laboratories and clinics of every discipline, and is yielding to entirely new classes of drugs and treatment regimens. The book's editor, Susan A. Masino, brings her unique expertise in clinical and research neurology to the overall scope of this work. To further enhance the scope and quality of this one of a kind book, section editors Eric Kossoff, Jong Rho, Detlev Boison, and Dominic P. D'Agostino lend their oversight on their respective sections.

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry
Author: Atta-ur-Rahman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2020-08-21
ISBN 10: 0128194847
ISBN 13: 9780128194843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Book Review:

Natural products in the plant and animal kingdom offer a huge diversity of chemical structures that are the result of biosynthetic processes that have been modulated over the millennia through genetic effects. With the rapid developments in spectroscopic techniques and accompanying advances in high-throughput screening techniques, it has become possible to isolate and then determine the structures and biological activity of natural products rapidly, thus opening up exciting opportunities in the field of new drug development to the pharmaceutical industry. Studies in Natural Products Chemistry covers the synthesis or testing and recording of the medicinal properties of natural products, providing cutting edge accounts of the fascinating developments in the isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and pharmacology of a diverse array of bioactive natural products. Focuses on the chemistry of bioactive natural products Contains contributions by leading authorities in the field Presents sources of new pharmacophores

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research Alzheimer Disorders

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research   Alzheimer Disorders
Author: Atta-ur-Rahman
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN 10: 1681082314
ISBN 13: 9781681082318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research Alzheimer Disorders Book Review:

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Alzheimer Disorders is an e-Book series which covers recent topics related to understanding Alzheimer's disease (AD) that causes dementia and has a neurodegenerative effect on the brain. The disease affects memory, thought process, and language of affected individuals. Chapters in each volume focus on (Alzheimer Disorders) drug research with special emphasis on clinical trials, research on drugs in advanced stages of development and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Alzheimer Disorders will be of particular interest to readers interested in drug therapy of this specific neurodegenerative condition and related brain disorders as the series provides relevant reviews written by experts in field of Alzheimer’s Disease research. The fifth volume of this series features chapters covering critical discussions on AD management and new therapies. The topics reviewed in this volume include: - Current concepts in management of AD - The amyloid cascade hypothesis and stem cell-based AD therapy - Phytochemicals targeting AD - Dementia screening in primary clinical care settings - Updates in dementia / AD clinical research and drug development

Protein Biosynthesis Interference in Disease

Protein Biosynthesis Interference in Disease
Author: Elena L. Paley
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN 10: 0128234865
ISBN 13: 9780128234860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protein Biosynthesis Interference in Disease Book Review:

Protein Biosynthesis Interference in Disease offers a thorough discussion and overview of protein biosynthesis interference, its mechanisms of action, and influence over disease processes. This book examines the role of protein biosynthesis interference in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative conditions, cancer and inflammatory disorders, with specific attention paid to the biochemical dynamics of tryptamine, biogenic amines and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases in these pathologies. Methods of regulating protein translation and interference mechanisms, including gene therapy, are presented, empowering biochemists, molecular biologists, disease researchers, and health professionals to understand the underlying factors of protein disease and improve patient outcomes. Enables biochemists, molecular biologists and disease researchers to advance disease prevention, laboratory testing, and treatment pathways for protein biosynthesis interference related disorders Examines the biochemical and molecular basis of protein biosynthesis interference in neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and inflammatory conditions, among other diseases Analyzes tryptamine, biogenic amines, and aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases dynamics in protein translation and possible treatment pathways regulating protein biosynthesis

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Author: Tariq Aftab,Khalid Rehman Hakeem
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 783
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030589757
ISBN 13: 9783030589752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Book Review:

Before the concept of history began, humans undoubtedly acquired life benefits by discovering medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) that were food and medicine. Today, a variety of available herbs and spices are used and enjoyed throughout the world and continue to promote good health. The international market is also quite welcoming for MAPs and essential oils. The increasing environment and nature conscious buyers encourage producers to produce high quality essential oils. These consumer choices lead to growing preference for organic and herbal based products in the world market. As the benefits of medicinal and aromatic plants are recognized, these plants will have a special role for humans in the future. Until last century, the production of botanicals relies to a large degree on wild-collection. However, the increasing commercial collection, largely unmonitored trade, and habitat loss lead to an incomparably growing pressure on plant populations in the wild. Therefore, medicinal and aromatic plants are of high priority for conservation. Given the above, we bring forth a comprehensive volume, "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Healthcare and Industrial Applications," highlighting the various healthcare, industrial and pharmaceutical applications that are being used on these immensely important MAPs and its future prospects. This collection of chapters from the different areas dealing with MAPs caters to the need of all those who are working or have interest in the above topic.

Edible Plants in Health and Diseases

Edible Plants in Health and Diseases
Author: Mubashir Hussain Masoodi,Muneeb U Rehman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2022-02-14
ISBN 10: 9811648808
ISBN 13: 9789811648809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edible Plants in Health and Diseases Book Review:

The book provides significant information on some of the promising edible medicinal plants and how these possess both nutritive as well as medicinal value. The significance of these edible plants in traditional medicine, their distribution in different regions and the importance of their chemical constituents are discussed systematically concerning the role of these plants in ethnomedicine in different regions of the world. The current volume focuses on the economic and culturally important medicinal uses of edible plants and a detailed survey of the literature on scientific researches of pharmacognostical characteristics, traditional uses, scientific validation, and phytochemical composition, and pharmacological activities. This book is a single-source scientific reference to explore the specific factors that contribute to these potential health benefits, as well as discussing how to maximize those potential benefits. Chemists, food technologists, pharmacologists, phytochemists as well as all professionals involved with quality control and standardization will find in this book a valuable and updated basis for their work.

Phytonutrients in Food

Phytonutrients in Food
Author: Seyed Mohammad Nabavi,Ipek Suntar,Davide Barreca,Haroon Khan
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128153547
ISBN 13: 9780128153543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytonutrients in Food Book Review:

Phytonutrients in Food: From Traditional to Rational Usage offers an overview of phytonutrients and reveals the techniques related to the extraction, separation, identification and quantification of these compounds. The book focuses on the connection between the discovery and characterization of new molecules, explores new applications of well-known compounds and their relative effects for human health, analyses the processes of extraction, identification and production, and explains the protocols and precautions to avoid degradation, significant loss, or production of secondary reactions during production. Intended for researchers, product developers, nutritionists, food chemists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, and students studying these topics, Phytonutrients in Food: From Traditional to Rational Usage is sure to be an invaluable reference. Reviews phytonutrients focusing on the connection between the discovery and characterization of new molecules Explores new applications of well-known compounds and their relative effects for human health Analyses the processes of extraction, identification and production Explains the protocols and precautions to avoid degradation, significant loss, or production of secondary reactions during production

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 149870610X
ISBN 13: 9781498706100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food as Medicine Book Review:

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.