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Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources

  • Includes detailed descriptions of 52 herbs and spices
  • Discusses the various assays used to evaluate the antioxidant properties of natural compounds
  • Describes in detail the range of antioxidants found in plants, microorganisms, fungi, and animal tissue

By: Denys J Charles(Author)

610 pages, 1 colour & 5 b/w illustrations, 57 tables


Paperback | Aug 2012 | #221744 | ISBN-13: 9781489994783
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NHBS Price: £119.99 $168/€136 approx
Hardback | Nov 2012 | #205257 | ISBN-13: 9781461443094
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About this book

The scientific world and modern society today is experiencing the dawning of an era of herbal medicine. Extensive research has shown that aromatic plants are important anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti aging and immune boosting delectable foods, with the magic and miracle to boost our immune system providing us with extended and an improved quality of life.

Apart from making bland recipes into welcoming or interesting victories, herbs and spices have stirred the minds of the research community to look deeper into its active components from a functional perspective. It is essential to present the scientific and medicinal aspect of herbs and spices together with the analysis of constituents, its medicinal application, toxicology and its physiological effects. Herbs and spices with high levels of antioxidants are in great demand as they tend to promote health and prevent diseases naturally assuring increased safety and reliability for consumers.

Herbs and spices are not only known for taste and flavor, but today research has opened up a new realm in which the antioxidant properties of these aromatic plants provide preservation for foods and health benefits for consumers who look forward to concrete scientific research to guide them further and explore herbal medicine. The aim of Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources is to create awareness in society about the reliability of medicinal properties of certain herbs and spices through scientific and scholarly research.


Part I
1. Introduction
2. Antioxidant Assays
3. Natural Antioxidants
4. Sources of Natural Antioxidants and Their Activities

Part II
1. Ajowan
2. Allspice
3. Angelica
4. Anise
5. Anise Star
6. Asafoetida
7. Basil
8. Bay
10. Caraway
11. Cardamom
12. Celery Seed
13. Chervil
14. Chives
15. Cinnamon
16. Clove
17. Coriander
18. Cumin
19. Curry Leaf
20. Dill
21. Fennel
22. Fenugreek
23. Garlic
24. Geranium
25. Ginger
26. Horseradish
27. Hyssop
28. Juniper
29. Lavender
30. Lemon Balm
31. Lemongrass
32. Licorice
33. Marjoram Sweet
34. Mustard
35. Myrtle
36. Nigella
37. Nutmeg
38. Onion
39. Oregano
40. Pepper Black
41. Peppermint
42. Pomegranate
43. Poppy
44. Rosemary
45. Saffron
46. Sage
47. Savory
48. Spearmint
49. Tarragon
50. Thyme
51. Turmeric
52. Vanilla


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Dr. Denys J. Charles is Director of Research at Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Iowa, USA.

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