Table of contents

  1. Esra Capanoglu, Senem Kamiloglu, Sema Demirci Cekic, Kevser Sozgen Baskan, Asli Neslihan Avan, Seda Uzunboy et al.
  2. Leticia Hernández Galán, Rosa Vazquez-Garcia, Sandra T. Martín del Campo
  3. Maria Tereza Grombone-Guaratini, Cláudia Maria Furlan, Patricia Santos Lopes, Karine Pires Barsalobra, Vânia R. Leite e Silva, Paulo Roberto H. Moreno
  4. Mariana Lucas, Marisa Freitas, Félix Carvalho, Eduarda Fernandes, Daniela Ribeiro
  5. Erick L. Bastos, Willibald Schliemann
  6. Ao Shang, Min Luo, Ren-You Gan, Bang-Yan Li, Hang-Yu Li, Hua-Bin Li
  7. R. F. Chavan, B. K. Sakhale
  8. Büşra Gültekin Subaşı, Beyza Vahapoglu, Esra Capanoglu
  9. Jéssica Souza Ribeiro, Larissa Kauly Rosa Silva, Marcondes Viana da Silva
  10. Aniket P. Sarkate, Vaishnavi S. Jambhorkar, Bhagwan K. Sakhale
  11. M. Carpena, P. Garcia-Oliveira, A. G. Pereira, A. Soria-Lopez, F. Chamorro, N. Collazo et al.
  12. Aleksandra Sentkowska, Krystyna Pyrzyńska
  13. Nadezhda Golubkina, Viktor Kharchenko, Gianluca Caruso

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive reference guide to plant-derived antioxidants, their beneficial effects, mechanisms of action, and role in disease prevention and improving general health (anti-ageing effect).

The content is divided into three main parts, the first of which covers various antioxidants (such as polyphenols, carotenoids, tocopherols, tocotrienols, glutathione, ascorbic acid), their origins, plant biochemistry and industrial utilization. In turn, the book’s second, main part focuses on antioxidants’ beneficial health effects, explains biochemical fundamentals such as the free radical theory and oxidative stress, and discusses antioxidants’ role in e.g. cancer, cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, degenerative diseases and ageing. The third part reviews general laboratory methods for antioxidant screening, preservation and determination.  

Written by an international team of experts, this highly interdisciplinary book will benefit a broad range of health professionals and researchers working in biochemistry, biotechnology, nutrition, plant science and food chemistry. It offers an indispensable, up-to-date guide for anyone interested in antioxidants and the role of a plant-based diet in disease prevention and control


Secondary plant metabolites Reactive oxygen species ROS Disease prevention Chemoprevention Phytonutrients Free-radical scavengers Polyphenols Carotenoids Tocopherols Vitamin E Vitamin C Glutathione Tocotrienols

Editors and affiliations

  • Halina Maria Ekiert
    • 1
  • Kishan Gopal Ramawat
    • 2
  • Jaya Arora
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical BotanyJagiellonian University, Medical CollegeKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Department of BotanyMohanlal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia
  3. 3.Department of BotanyMohanlal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia

About the editors

H. M. Ekiert is Head and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Botany at the Medical College of Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. Her scientific interests include: plant biotechnology (plant in vitro cultures, endogenic production of bioactive products, biotransformation of egzogenic substrates), phytochemistry (quantification of natural products, isolation of natural products), biotechnology of mushrooms, natural products, bioactive compounds (especially coumarins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, schisandra lignans, nonhalucinogenic indole compounds, polysaccharides), biological activity of plant metabolites, especially antioxidants.

She published more than 110 articles, 8 book chapters and already edited the book “Plant Cell and Tissue Differentiation and Secondary Metabolites” also published in the Reference Series in Phytochemistry in 2019. She received postdoctoral fellowships at serval German universities (Bonn – 1998, Würzburg – 1998, Marburg am Lahn – 2000, two stays) and the stays in Bonn and Marburg/Lahn were supported by DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service. After habilitation she also visited the Universitys of Braunschweig (2008), Bonn (2015) and Dortmund (2015).

Professor Dr. Kishan G. Ramawat is a Former Professor & Head of the Botany Department, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India. He has 45 years of research experience in the areas of medicinal plants and secondary metabolites. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Jodhpur, India in 1978, and subsequently joined the university as a faculty member. In 1991 he moved to the M.L. Sukhadia University in Udaipur, initially as an Associate Professor, and became a Professor in 2001.

Prof. Ramawat completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Tours, France from 1983 to 1985, and later often returned to France as a Visiting Professor (mainly to Tours and Bordeaux). Prof. Ramawat has published more than 175 peer-reviewed papers and articles, and edited several books and reference works. In addition, Prof. Ramawat is an active member of several academic bodies and associations and serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals.

Dr. Jaya Arora is Assistant professor in the Department of Botany, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur since 2012. She did her M.Sc. (2006) and Ph.D. (2012) from M.L.S. University, Udaipur. She had qualified National Eligibility Test (CSIR) in 2008 and obtained national fellowship for Ph.D. and also qualified for the job of assistant professor. For the past 13 year, she works on production of useful polyphenolic metabolites from medicinal plants using biotechnological methods and published more than 20 journal articles and book chapters. Currently she is supervising 5 Ph.D. Students.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plant Antioxidants and Health
  • Editors Halina Maria Ekiert
    Kishan Gopal Ramawat
    Jaya Arora
  • Series Title Reference Series in Phytochemistry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Reference Series in Phytochemistry
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Reference Module Physical and Materials Science
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-45299-5
  • Series ISSN 2511-834X
  • Series E-ISSN 2511-8358
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nutrition
    Food Science
    Plant Biochemistry
    Biochemistry, general
    Biomedicine, general