Special Issue "Antioxidant and Protective Effects of Plant Extracts"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Extraction and Industrial Applications of Antioxidants".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 3742
Interests: natural product drug discovery; phytochemistry; liquid chromatography; essential oils; gas chromatography–mass spectrometry; solid phase extraction; high-performance liquid chromatography
Interests: plant natural products; secondary metabolites; antibacterial activity; antioxidant activity; antitumoral activity; microscopy; protection against environmental stresses
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Medicinal plants, aromatic and wild herbs, in their different parts (roots, stems, stems, flowers, seeds, etc.) have been used since ancient times not only as flavoring additives and food preservatives, but the active ingredients contained therein are also the cornerstones of traditional medicine and ethnomedicine. Over the years, volatile compounds such as the terpenoids of essential oils; or secondary non-volatile metabolites extractable from the different parts, such as flavonoids, limonoids, triterpenoids, alkaloids, and polyphenols, have shown different antioxidant, protective, antimicrobial, antiproliferative, and anti-inflammatory effects. The growing concern about antibiotic resistance, as well as the skepticism of the world population towards the use of synthetic substances within the food supply chain and the growing attention towards the use of secondary metabolites to achieve a good lifestyle, have increasingly strengthened the importance of scientific opinion towards natural products. Based on countless scientific research, plant extracts such as essential oils or non-volatile extracts could help in terms of reducing microbial effects, ensuring safety, preserving food products, protecting against foreign agents such as metals, and exerting an antioxidant effect on human health. Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to provide readers with a wide range of innovative scientific articles or original reviews, highlighting developments with respect to the past, and to stress biological and chemical advances in the application of plant extracts and essential oils as antioxidants and protective agents.
Dr. Natale Badalamenti
Dr. Adriana Basile
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- essential oils
- plant and food extracts
- protective effects