Welcome To Taj Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients & Chemicals (api) Taj Pharmaceuticals Limited (Manufacturers) India
    About Worldwide  |     FAQs    |    Careers    |        Media Center  |    Taj Pharmaceuticals  World   |    TAJ Group
    Taj Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients & Chemicals (api) Taj Pharmaceuticals Limited

chemicals suppliers

      India              Latin America/ Caribbean            Africa & Middle East              Asia              Russia              Europe  
     
Bulk Drug Pharmaceuticals API Products Pharmaceutical API chemicals
 
   PRODUCT LIST
   Home
   Products
   Bulk Drugs Pharmaceuticals
   Chemicals
   API
   Pharmaceuticals API List
   Chemicals
   Manufacturing
   Product Development
   Product Search
   Agro Chemicals
   Custom Pharma Services
   Contact Us
 
   

delivering world-class generics

 

 

 

 





 



 


 

 

Phytochemicals

What are phytochemicals?

Phytochemicals are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties. There are more than thousand known phytochemicals. It is well-known that plant produce these chemicals to protect itself but recent research demonstrate that they can protect humans against diseases. Some of the well-known phytochemicals are lycopene in tomatoes, isoflavones in soy and flavanoids in fruits. They are not essential nutrients and are not required by the human body for sustaining life.
phytochemicals

How do phytochemicals work?

There are many phytochemicals and each works differently. These are some possible actions:

* Antioxidant - Most phytochemicals have antioxidant activity and protect our cells against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Phytochemicals with antioxidant activity: allyl sulfides (onions, leeks, garlic), carotenoids (fruits, carrots), flavonoids (fruits, vegetables), polyphenols (tea, grapes).

* Hormonal action - Isoflavones, found in soy, imitate human estrogens and help to reduce menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis.

* Stimulation of enzymes - Indoles, which are found in cabbages, stimulate enzymes that make the estrogen less effective and could reduce the risk for breast cancer. Other phytochemicals, which interfere with enzymes, are protease inhibitors (soy and beans), terpenes (citrus fruits and cherries).

* Interference with DNA replication - Saponins found in beans interfere with the replication of cell DNA, thereby preventing the multiplication of cancer cells. Capsaicin, found in hot peppers, protects DNA from carcinogens.

* Anti-bacterial effect - The phytochemical allicin from garlic has anti-bacterial properties.

* Physical action - Some phytochemicals bind physically to cell walls thereby preventing the adhesion of pathogens to human cell walls. Proanthocyanidins are responsible for the anti-adhesion properties of cranberry. Consumption of cranberries will reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and will improve dental health.

How do we get enough phytochemicals?


Foods containing phytochemicals are already part of our daily diet. In fact, most foods contain phytochemicals except for some refined foods such as sugar or alcohol. Some foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, beans, fruits and herbs, contain many phytochemicals. The easiest way to get more phytochemicals is to eat more fruit (blueberries, cranberries, cherries, apple,...) and vegetables (cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, broccoli,...). It is recommended take daily at least 5 to 9 servings of fruits or vegetable. Fruits and vegetables are also rich in minerals, vitamins and fibre and low in saturated fat.

Future of phytochemicals


Phytochemicals are naturally present in many foods but it is expected that through bioengineering new plants will be developed, which will contain higher levels. This would make it easier to incorporate enough phytochemicals with our food.

List of phytochemicals

Alkaloids

 Caffeine
 Theobromine
 Theophylline
Monoterpenes

Geraniol
Limonene
 



Anthocyanins

 Cyanidin
 Malvidin

 

Organosulfides

 Allicin
 Glutathione
 Indole-3-Carbinol
 Isothiocyanates
 Sulforaphane

Carotenoids

 Beta-Carotene
 Lutein
 Lycopene
 

Other Phytochemicals

 Damnacanthal
 Digoxin
 Phytic acid

Coumestans

Flavan-3-Ols
Flavonoids

 Epicatechin
 Hesperidin
 Isorhamnetin
 Kaempferol
 Myricetin
 Naringin
 Nobiletin
 Proanthocyanidins
 Quercetin
 Resveratrol
 Rutin
 Tangeretin
 

Phenolic Acids

 Capsaicin
 Ellagic Acid
 Gallic acid
 Rosmarinic acid
 Tannic Acid

Phytosterols

 Beta-Sitosterol

Saponins
Triterpenoids


 Ursolic acid

Hydroxycinnamic Acids

 Chicoric acid
 Coumarin
 Ferulic acid
 Scopoletin


 

 

Xanthophylls

 Astaxanthin
 Beta-Cryptoxanthin

 

Isoflavones

 Daidzein
 Genistein
 
Lignans

 Silymarin
 
 
Monophenols

 Hydroxytyrosol
 


Taj Pharmaceuticals API Logotaj group

Home Page Company Profile Our Products     Amlodpine Besylates     Atorvastatin Calcium     Caffeine     Clopidogrel Bisulfate     Clomipramine HCL     Losartan Potassium     Metformin Hcl     Nandrolone Decanoate     Pantoprazole Sodium     Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride     Quinine Sulfate     Ramipril     Ranitidine Hydrochloride     Sertraline Hcl     Sevelamer Hydrochloride     Sodium Valproate     Testosterone     Theophyline     Valsartan     Toluene     Benzyl Chloride     Ethanol     Modafinil     Para Methoxy Phenyl Acetone     Anthranilic Acid

Copyright Taj Pharmaceuticals Ltd. | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |
Sitemap

   
 

2004 - 2009 Taj Pharmaceuticals Limited . All rights reserved
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients manufacturer, exporter, drug ingredients, pharmaceuticals, India
Note:-We are committed to helping you find the right answers to your questions and concerns. However, this web site is not intended to give investment advice, promote the use of Taj Pharmaceuticals  Ltd products or provide information on which to base medical treatment. If you have questions regarding any Taj Pharmaceuticals  Ltd product or are experiencing a medical emergency, please consult your health care provider.
Additionally, contact information on this web site cannot be used to report adverse drug events. If you are a physician, please follow the procedures required by your country's regulations. Please choose one of the given options to contact us and we will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.