Effective Substances: On the Frontiers of Food and Medicine
Lead Guest Editor:
Department of Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology Bannu,
Department of Biotechnology, University of Science & Technology Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Department of Chemistry, Allama Iqbal Open University
Farman Ullah Khan
Institute of Chemial Sciences, Gomal Universy
Serai Naurang, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
As a nation, we are increasingly eating more processed foods. Our supermarkets are full of convenient packaged foods that appeal to our taste buds, but compromise our nutrition. Because most of these foods' natural nutrients are removed in the refining process, we need to get them elsewhere. In addition, we are eating less variety of foods. Ironically, while 17,000 new products are introduced each year, two-thirds of our calories come from just four foods: corn, soy, wheat, and rice.
Nor is our food the same as it was 20 years ago. Nutrients in the soil have been depleted, so food grown in that soil has fewer nutrients. Chemicals are increasingly used in raising both plants and animals, particularly on huge industrial farms that specialize in a few products. This special issue will deal with the effective substances from medicinal plants which will have key role in our diet and medicine. Papers will be strictly screened for their novelty.
Aims and Scope:
1. Potent substances obtained from plants as a source of medicine 2. Exploring novel substances for novel drug preparation. 3. Importance of healthy diet and nutrition 4. Use of various stuffs as a healthy diet and their potent role