Over the past few decades, evidence has been mounting that food plants contain a host of secondary metabolites which, though generally undetected by our senses, can nevertheless contribute to human homeostasis and play a role in the maintenance of health. The blurred diet-medicine interface will be analyzed from a pharmaceutical point of view, reviewing the “natural” occurrence of mainstream drugs in food, and focusing on the basic chemistry and pharmacology of a selection of small molecules of dietary origin currently under clinical development.

Drug-like compounds from food plants and spices

TAGLIALATELA SCAFATI, ORAZIO
2003

Abstract

Over the past few decades, evidence has been mounting that food plants contain a host of secondary metabolites which, though generally undetected by our senses, can nevertheless contribute to human homeostasis and play a role in the maintenance of health. The blurred diet-medicine interface will be analyzed from a pharmaceutical point of view, reviewing the “natural” occurrence of mainstream drugs in food, and focusing on the basic chemistry and pharmacology of a selection of small molecules of dietary origin currently under clinical development.
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