Drug and food from natural origin play a significant role in public health care system of any nation. The search for specific constituents of plant, animals, minerals and microbial origin which are beneficial to our mental and physical has caused coining of terminology such as nutraceuticals, cosmaceuticals, dermaceuticals, phytochemicals, phytonutrients, phytonutrients, phytofoods, pharmafoods, designer foods or functional foods. The term nutraceuticals and functional foods are broad terms describing foods, food ingredients or dietary supplements that demonstrate specific health or medical benefits including the prevention and treatment of disease beyond basic nutritional functions. Nutraceuticals, in contrast to pharmaceuticals, are substances, which usually have not patent protection. Both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compounds might be used to cure or prevent diseases. The term nutraceutical was coined in 1989 by Stephen De Felico former chairman of the foundation for innovation in medicine an American organization. Which encourage medical health research?
Dr. Anuj Malik, M.pharm (Pharmaceutics), Ph.D. is Associate Professor at M.M. College of Pharmacy, M.M. (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana. He has an experience more than 11 years. His area of expertise and interest is teaching with more than 30 international and national publications with interest in Nutraceuitcals and Formulation
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Nutraceuticals, Probiotics, antioxidants
MEDICAL / Pharmacology