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Emerging Nutraceutical Companies in India- A Link between Food and Medicine

Version 1 : Received: 28 June 2020 / Approved: 28 June 2020 / Online: 28 June 2020 (20:10:09 CEST)

How to cite: Saini, K.; Saini, K. Emerging Nutraceutical Companies in India- A Link between Food and Medicine. Preprints 2020, 2020060348 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0348.v1). Saini, K.; Saini, K. Emerging Nutraceutical Companies in India- A Link between Food and Medicine. Preprints 2020, 2020060348 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0348.v1).

Abstract

Nutraceuticals are combination of nutrients and pharmaceuticals and these are derived from various plants, microbes and animals too. The food products that are considered as nutraceuticals are categorised based on the availability in the market. It is a medical approach to improve health and remedy for illness. Nowadays there is an increase in shift towards use of nutraceuticals as its usage provides preventive therapies to various chronic diseases. Various natural nutraceuticals are based on extracts from Ginger, turmeric, garlic, amla, cinnamon, aloe vera etc. A wide variety of therapeutic values are provided by them such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal properties, allergy relief, antidiabetic and cardiovascular problems. India is in its infancy stage but have many emerging companies that are trying to meet the demand of growing population. Overall ‘Nutraceuticals’ has been known as a new era of well being, in which the food industry has become a main player.

Subject Areas

Nutraceuticals; pharmaceuticals; medical approach; therapeutic; therapies; emerging companies

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