7th Edition of

International Nutrition Research Conference

March 27-28, 2025 | Singapore

Nutri 2023

Mohammad Kamil

Speaker at International Nutrition Research Conference 2023 - Mohammad Kamil
Lotus Holistic Healthcare Institute, United Arab Emirates
Title : Medicinal plants with special reference to flavanoids and their role in nutrition and obesity prevention

Abstract:

The plant kingdom offers a rich source of structural biodiversity in the form of a variety of Natural Products. As we know natural products continue to play an important role, especially in & the food and pharmaceutical industries. Besides medicament, plants have always been a common source of food and nutrition either as such or as dietary supplements. The unique nutrient richness of every whole, natural food can be showcased in a variety of ways. But there is no better way to highlight the unique nutrient richness of foods than to focus on their flavonoid content. Flavonoid, one of the largest nutrient families known to scientists, covers a large group of naturally occurring, low molecular phenolic compounds found practically in all parts of the plant, include over 6,000 already-identified family members. A large number of novel flavonoids and biflavonoids have been isolated from medicinal plants. Some of the best-known flavonoids include quercetin, kaempferol, catechins, and anthocyanidins. Obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disease and a growing public health problem worldwide. In this talk the anti-obesity potential of diverse plants such as: Aloe vera, Camellia sinensis, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Hypericum perforatum, Phaseolus vulgaris, Capsicum annuum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Citrus limon, Punica granatum and some other common plants will be discussed. Researchers consider the potential of these plants as natural alternative treatments of some metabolic alterations associated with obesity. Market dietary supplements for obesity frequently contain undeclared /hidden active ingredients that could be harmful to public health; the laboratory experience on this intensional adulteration will be dealt in detail.

Biography:

Mohammad Kamil, M.Sc.; M.Phil. Ph.D.; D.Sc.; C.Chem. Chartered Chemist (London); Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (London). He worked in various capacities, as In-charge -Drug Lab.(CCRUM), MOH India, Professor at Hamdard University, India; Head Department of Pharmacognostic Science, and Head TCAM Research (ZCHRTM) from 1996-2020. Presently he is working as Director General, Lotus Holistic Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He had recipient of many awards viz Young Scientist’s Award, India; Common Wealth Award-London; Convention Award of Chemical Society-India; Academic Exchange Fellowship from Association of Common Wealth Universities- London; Global Award on Unani Medicine, India; Sheikh Zayed International Award in Herbal Research (2020). More than 580 research papers in reputed journals & presentations at international conferences are at his credit.

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