A Growing Interest in the Advancement of So-Called Functional Foods has Validated : A Part from The Book Chapter : Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Study of Crude Extracts of Herbal Potentilla reptans L.

Potentilla reptans L.

In recent years, a growing interest in the advancement of so-called functional foods has validated that they show physiological benefits in addition to nutritional and energetic, for instance, antihypertensive, antioxidant, or anti-inflammatory. Among the various compounds with functional properties, antioxidants are the topmost widely studied. These compounds can play an immense and pivotal role in food technology because of their usefulness against lipid peroxidation. The important role of antioxidants in human health has been demonstrated, thus increasing the interest in such products and their demand by consumers. Henceforth, the present work was designed to detect the bioactive compounds, antioxidants and minerals from the herbal plant Potentilla reptans and to investigate the antimicrobial activities of plant extract against certain human pathogenic fungi and bacteria.

Author(s) Details:

M. Neshwari Devi,
Department of Chemistry, Waikhom Mani Girls’ College, Thoubal-795138, India.

N. Sangbanbi Devi,
Department of Botany, Imphal College, Imphal-795001, India.

S. R. Singh,
Department of Botany, United College, Chandel-795127, India.

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