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Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention



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Author: Victor PreedyRonald WatsonVinood Patel

Publisher: Academic Press

Publish Date: 14th April 2011

ISBN-13: 9780123756893

Pages: 1226

Language: English

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The use of nuts and seeds to improve human nutritional status has proven successful for a variety of conditions including in the treatment of high cholesterol, reduced risk of Type-2 Diabetes, and weight control. Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention is a complete guide to the health benefits of nuts and seeds. This book is the only 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.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: General Aspects and Overviews Section A: Overviews Chapter 1. A Primer on Seed and Nut Biology, Improvement, and Use Publisher Summary Introduction Seeds, Fruits, and Nuts A Complex Relationship References Chapter 2. Seeds as Herbal Drugs Publisher Summary Introduction Medicinal Constituents of Seeds Factors Influencing Medicinal Properties of Seeds Seeds as a Source of Medicinally Important Fixed Oils Seeds as Herbal Drugs and a Source of Medicinally Active Compounds Summary Points References Chapter 3. Seeds, Nuts, and Vector-Borne Diseases Publisher Summary Introduction Mosquitocidal Activity of Seeds Mosquitocidal Activity of Nuts Safety Conclusions Summary Points References Section B: Composition Chapter 4. Fatty Acid Content of Commonly Available Nuts and Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Fatty Acids in Various Nuts and Seeds Conclusions Summary Points References Chapter 5. Triacylglycerols in Nut and Seed Oils: Detailed Characterization Using High-performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Publisher Summary Introduction Method of Triacylglycerol Analysis in Nuts and Seeds Apci-ms Profiling of Triacylglycerol Composition in Nuts and Seeds APCI-MS Quantitation of Triacylglycerols Triacylglycerol and Fatty Acid Composition in Nuts and Seeds Nutritional Parameters of Plant Oils from Nuts and Seeds Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 6. Antioxidants in Nuts and Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Oxidative Stress Antioxidant Defense Dietary Compounds with the Ability to Induce Production of Endogenous Antioxidants Dietary Compounds with the Ability to Directly Scavenge or Neutralize Reactive Oxidants Measurements of Total Antioxidant Contents in Foods – Methodological Considerations Total Amounts of Antioxidants in Foods Total Amounts of Antioxidants in Nuts and Seeds Potential Health Effects of Dietary Antioxidants Summary Points References Chapter 7. Inorganic Constituents of Nuts and Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Consumption of Nuts and Seeds Inorganic Composition Nutritional Significance Adverse Effects Summary Points References Section C: Effects on Health Chapter 8. Nuts and Seeds in Cardiovascular Health Publisher Summary Introduction Composition of Nuts Epidemiologic Data Mechanisms of Risk Reduction Conclusion Summary Points References Chapter 9. Brassica Seeds: Metabolomics and Biological Potential Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 10. Nuts and Seeds Used in Health and Disease in Pakistan Publisher Summary Introduction Historical Aspects of the Use of Nuts and Seeds for Health in Pakistan The Present-Day Use of Nuts and Seeds for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Pakistan Summary Points References Chapter 11. Seed Components in Cancer Prevention Publisher Summary Introduction Seeds: Botanical Description Seed Components and Their Role in Cancer Prevention Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 12. Nuts, Seeds, and Oral Health Publisher Summary Introduction Nutmeg Cacao (Theobroma Cacao) Areca Catechu Seed Perilla Seed Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Psoralea Corylifolia Summary Points References Section D: Adverse Aspects Chapter 13. Mycotoxins in Seeds and Nuts Publisher Summary Introduction Natural Occurrence Effect of Roasting Toxicological Effects in Humans Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 14. Cyanogenic Glycosides in Nuts and Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description, Historical and Present-Day Cultivation Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention – Adverse Effects and Reactions Toxicity and Detoxification of Cyanide Summary Points References Chapter 15. Allergies to Nuts and Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Prevalence of Allergy What is an Allergic Reaction? Economic Impact of Food Allergy Allergies to Nuts and Seeds Other Seed Allergies (Sunflower, Mustard, Quinoa, Buckwheat, etc.) Summary Points References Part 2: Effects of Specific Nuts and Seeds Chapter 16. Potential Usage of African Ebony (Diospyros mespiliformis) Seeds in Human Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 17. Therapeutic Potential of Ajwain (Tracyspermum ammi L.) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions Summary Points References Chapter 18. Almond (Prunus dulcis) Seeds and Oxidative Stress Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 19. Almonds (Prunus dulcis): Post-Ingestive Hormonal Response Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 20. Aniseeds (Pimpinella anisum L.) in Health and Disease Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 21. Bambangan (Mangifera pajang) Seed Kernel: Antioxidant Properties and Anti-cancer Effects Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 22. Bambara Groundnut [Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc. (Fabaceae)] Usage in Human Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 23. Betel Nut (Areca catechu) Usage and Its Effects on Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 24. Swietenine, Big Leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) Seed Extract as a Hypoglycemic Agent Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Descriptions Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 25. Bitter Kola (Garcinia kola) Seeds and Health Management Potential Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Toxicity and Allergies) Summary Points References Chapter 26. Bitter Kola (Garcinia kola) Seeds and Hepatoprotection Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Heath Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effect and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicities) Summary Points References Chapter 27. Black Soybean (Glycine max L. Merril) Seeds’ Antioxidant Capacity Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 28. Antidiabetic and Antihyperlipidemic Activity of Bonducella (Caesalpinia bonducella) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 29. Brazil Nuts (Bertholletia excelsa): Improved Selenium Status and Other Health Benefits Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Propagation of the Species Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 30. Glucosinolate Phytochemicals from Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L.) Seeds and Their Potential Health Effects Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 31. Proteinase Inhibitors from Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description History of Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 32. Seed Extract of the West African Bush Mango (Irvingia Gabonensis) and its Use in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 33. Therapeutic Use of Caper (Capparis spinosa) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 34. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Linn. Maton) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 35. Carob (Ceratonia siliqua L.) Seeds, Endosperm and Germ Composition, and Application to Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 36. Cashew Nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) Skin Extract as a Free Radical Scavenger Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 37. Whole and Ground Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seeds, Chia Oil – Effects on Plasma Lipids and Fatty Acids Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 38. Antiproliferative Activities of Chinese Cabbage (Brassica parachinensis) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 39. Cancer and Treatment with Seeds of Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis R. Brown) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 40. Climbing Black Pepper (Piper guineense) Seeds as an Antisickling Remedy Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 41. Antifungal and Mitogenic Activities of Cluster Pepper (Capsicum frutescens) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 42. Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) Seeds and Phytochemicals in Human Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 43. Health Benefits of Coconut (Cocos nucifera Linn.) Seeds and Coconut Consumption Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 44. Common Vetch (Vicia sativum) Seeds as a Source of Bioactive Compounds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 45. Usage of Coral Bean (Erythrina latissima E. Meyer) Seeds in Human Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 46. Coralwood (Adenanthera pavonina L.) Seeds and Their Protective Effect Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 47. Effect of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) Seed Ethanol Extract in Experimental Diabetes Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 48. Extracts of Cowhage (Mucuna pruriens) Seeds and Anti-Snake Venom Effects Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical and Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 49. Crabs Eye (Abrus precatorius) Seed and Its Immunomodulatory and Antitumor Properties Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 50. Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) Seed Volatile Oil: Chemistry and Role in Health and Disease Prevention Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 51. Acetogenins from the Seeds of the Custard Apple (Annona squamosa L.) and their Health Outcomes Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 52. Beneficial Aspects of Custard Apple (Annona squamosa L.) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 53. Usage of Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Seeds in Human Health and Animal Feed Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 54. Piceatannol, an Antitumor Compound from Euphorbia lagascae Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 55. Usage and Significance of Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) Seeds in Eastern Medicine Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 56. Antidiabetic Activities of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 57. Five-Leaved Chaste Tree (Vitex negundo) Seeds and Antinociceptive Effects Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 58. Flax Seed (Linum usitatissimum) Fatty Acids Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 59. Fragrant Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 60. Gallnuts (Quercus infectoria Oliv. and Rhus chinensis Mill.) and Their Usage in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 61. Garden Cress (Lepidium sativum) Seeds in Fracture-induced Healing Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 62. Health Benefits of Garden Cress (Lepidium sativum Linn.) Seed Extracts Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 63. Antifungal and Lipid Transfer Proteins from Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 64. Therapeutic Effects of Grains of Paradise (Aframomum melegueta) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 65. Antibacterial Activity of Grape (Vitis vinifera, Vitis rotundifolia) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 66. Gastroprotective Activity of Grapefruit (Citrus paridisi) Seed Extract Against Acute Gastric Lesions Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effect and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 67. Antimicrobial Activities of Gray Nickerbean (Caesalpinia bonduc Linn.) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Background and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 68. Anti-platelet Aggregation Effect of the Amazonian Herb Guarana (Paullinia cupana) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 69. Antibacterial Glycine-rich Peptide from Guava (Psidium guajava) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 70. Medicinal and Pharmacological Potential of Harmala (Peganum harmala L.) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 71. Therapeutic Potential of Harmala (Peganum harmala L.) Seeds with an Array of Pharmacological Activities Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 72. Antioxidants in Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L.) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 73. Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) Cultivars and Antimicrobial Activity Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical and Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 74. Medicinal Use of Hempseeds (Cannabis sativa L.): Effects on Platelet Aggregation Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 75. Hongay Oil Tree (Pongamia pinnata Linn.) Seeds in Health and Disease Benefits Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 76. Seeds of Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) and Their Possible Utilization for Human Consumption Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Descriptions Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 77. Usage of Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) Seeds in Health and Disease Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Affects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary points References Chapter 78. Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea L.) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 79. Use of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 80. Biological Activities of Eugenia jambolana (Family Myrtaceae) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 81. Kersting’s Nut (Kerstingiella Geocarpa): A Source of Food and Medicine Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 82. Use of Litchi (Litchi sinensis Sonn.) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 83. Antioxidant Activity of Longan (Dimocarpus Longan L.) Seed Extract Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 84. Lupine (Lupinus caudatus L., Lupinus albus L.) Seeds: History of Use, Use as an Antihyperglycemic Medicinal, and Use as a Food Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion And Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 85. Macadamia Nuts (Macadamia integrifolia and tetraphylla) and their Use in Hypercholesterolemic Subjects Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 86. Use of Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) Seeds in Medicine, and Possible Mechanisms of Action Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 87. Use of Seeds of Malay Apple (Ziziphus mauritiana) and Related Species in Health and Disease Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 88. Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Seed and Its Fats Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 89. Antioxidant Potentials and Pharmacological Activities of Marking Nut (Semecarpus anacardium L.f.) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicities) Summary Points References Chapter 90. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum L. Gaert.) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 91. Extracts of Mobola Plum (Parinari curatellifolia Planch ex Benth, Chrysobalanaceae) Seeds and Multiple Therapeutic Activities Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Uses Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 92. Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Seed Extract and the Prevention of Oxidative Stress Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 93. Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Seed Oil: Composition, Nutritional Aspects, and Health Attributes Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects And Reactions (Allergies And Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 94. Mucanã (Canavalia grandiflora) Seeds and Their Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Effects Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 95. Antibacterial Potential of Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 96. Biological Properties of a Methanolic Extract of Neem Oil, A Natural Oil from the Seeds of the Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica var. A. Juss) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgement References Chapter 97. Effects of Nigella (Nigella sativa L.) Seed Extract on Human Neutrophil Elastase Activity Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (ALlergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 98. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Application to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 99. Chemical and Antioxidant Properties of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus Moench) Seed Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 100. Olive (Olea europaea L.) Seeds, From Chemistry to Health Benefits Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 101. Use of Fermented Papaya (Carica papaya) Seeds as a Food Condiment, and Effects on Pre- and Post-implantation Embryo Development Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 102. Antifungal Protein from Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 103. Health Benefits of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Seeds and Peanut Oil Consumption Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 104. Antioxidants in Pecan Nut Cultivars [Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 105. Health Effects of a Pecan [Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] Nut-rich Diet Publisher Summary Introduction Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Summary Points References Chapter 106. Perennial Horse Gram (Macrotyloma axillare) Seeds: Biotechnology Applications of its Peptide and Protein Content – Bowman-Birk Inhibitors and Lectin Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 107. Compounds with Antioxidant Properties in Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 108. Potential Health Benefits of Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Seed Oil Containing Conjugated Linolenic Acid Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 109. Phenolic Acids in Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 110. Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poir.) Seeds as an Anthelmintic Agent? Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse effects and reactions (allergies and toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 111. Role of Purple Camel’s Foot (Bauhinia purpurea L.) Seeds in Nutrition and Medicine Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 112. Purple Viper’s Bugloss (Echium plantagineum) Seed Oil in Human Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 113. Extracts from Purple Wheat (Triticum spp.) and Their Antioxidant Effects Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 114. Rapeseed (Brassica napus) Oil and its Benefits for Human Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 115. Use of Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.) Seeds in Human Therapeutics Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions, Allergies and Toxicity Summary Points References Chapter 116. Red Onion (Allium caepa L. var. tropeana) Seeds: Nutritional and Functional Properties Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reaction (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 117. Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) Nut Oil and Its Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions Summary Points References Chapter 118. Analgesic and Other Medicinal Properties of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 119. Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L. ssp. turkestanica) Seeds: Chemical and Physicochemical Properties Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 120. Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) Seed Oil: Usage in Burns, Ulcers, and Mucosal Injuries Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Application to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 121. Extracts of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Seeds and Gastric Mucosal Cytoprotection Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 122. Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Seeds in Food, Nutrition, and Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 123. Effect of Sour Date (Semen ziziphi spinosae) Seed Extract on Treating Insomnia and Anxiety Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 124. Soursop (Annona muricata L.) Seeds, Therapeutic and Possible Food Potential Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions, Allergies and Toxicity Summary Points References Chapter 125. Effect of Dietary Soybean (Glycine max L.) Protein on Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Sensitivity in an Experimental Model of Dyslipidemia and Insulin Resistance Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgement References Chapter 126. Effect of Soybean (Glycine max L.) on Hot Flashes, Blood Pressure, and Inflammation Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description, and Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 127. Antifungal and Antiproliferative Activity of Spotted Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris cv.) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 128. Use of Extracts from Squirting Cucumber (Ecballium elaterium) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 129. Biological Properties of Sucupira Branca (Pterodon emarginatus) Seeds and Their Potential Usage in Health Treatments Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 130. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Seeds in Health and Nutrition Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicities) Summary Points References Chapter 131. Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) Seeds: An Overview on Remedial Qualities Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 132. Use of Tea (Camellia oleifera Abel.) Seeds in Human Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 133. Usage of Tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.) Seeds in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgements References Chapter 134. Antitumor Effects of Extracts from Wallich (Sophora moorcroftiana) Seeds Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 135. The Effects of Walnuts (Juglans regia) on the Characteristics of the Metabolic Syndrome Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 136. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumura and Nakai) Seed Oils and Their Use in Health Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points Acknowledgement References Chapter 137. White Cabbage (Brassica chinensis) Seeds and Their Health Promoting Activities Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Chapter 138. Biological Activity of Seeds of Wild Banana (Ensete superbum Cheesm, Family Musaceae) Publisher Summary Introduction Botanical Description Historical Cultivation and Usage Present-Day Cultivation and Usage Applications to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Adverse Effects and Reactions (Allergies and Toxicity) Summary Points References Subject Index Disease/Condition Index