Biological Activity and Applications of Natural Plant Compounds

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 71

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Melania Florina Munteanu
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad, 86 Liviu Rebreanu Street, 310045 Arad, Romania
Interests: natural products; quercetin; supplements; biochemistry; functional foods; environmental chemistry
Department of Clinical Laboratory and Food Safety, Faculty of Pharmacy, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 6 Traian Vuia Street, 020945 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: antioxidant action; hydroalcoholic plant extracts; oxidative stress; polyphenols; medical nutrition; phytochemicals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plants are a huge source of chemical compounds. Flavonoids, anthocyanins, tannins, and carotenoids represent some of the better known natural compounds.

The biological activity of natural plant compounds is expressed through their actions on the human body. Among the most important effects, we list antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antitumor, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, antihypertensive and antidiabetic activity.

This Special Issue of Applied Sciences entitled “Biological Activity and Applications of Natural Plant Compounds” highlights the importance of the activity of natural plant compounds and the diversity of their pharmacological activities.

Dr. Melania Florina Munteanu
Dr. Elena Moroșan
Guest Editors

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  • plants
  • compounds
  • biological activity
  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antimicrobial
  • antitumor
  • immunomodulatory
  • neuroprotective
  • antihypertensive and antidiabetic activity
  • flavonoids
  • anthocyanins
  • tannins
  • carotenoids

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