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Food Supplements Containing Botanicals: Benefits, Side Effects and Regulatory Aspects

The Scientific Inheritance of the EU Project PlantLIBRA

  • Patrizia Restani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The State of the Art of Products Containing Botanicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marinella Trovato, Cinzia Ballabio
      Pages 3-26
    3. Patrick Coppens, Simon Pettman
      Pages 27-59
    4. Alicia Garcia-Alvarez, Blanca Roman-Viñas, Liliana Vargas-Murga, Lourdes Ribas-Barba, Lluis Serra-Majem
      Pages 61-115
    5. Mario Dell’Agli, Chiara Di Lorenzo, Enrico Sangiovanni, Gary Williamson, Paolo Meoni, Patrizia Restani et al.
      Pages 117-139
    6. Chiara Di Lorenzo, Aymeric Dopter, Sarah Vecchio, Saskia Lüde, Francesca Colombo, Francesca Orgiu et al.
      Pages 141-176
  3. The Quality Control for the Safety of Consumers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Brunella Carratù, Stefania Giammarioli
      Pages 179-195
    3. Mihaela Badea, Concetta Boniglia, Brunella Carratù, Remigius Chizzola, Chlodwig Franz, Stefania Giammarioli et al.
      Pages 197-208
    4. Chiara Di Lorenzo, Joana Ruzicka, Francesca Colombo, Francesca Orgiu, Gianfranco Frigerio, Johannes Novak et al.
      Pages 209-226
    5. Johannes Novak, Joana Ruzicka, Corinna Schmiderer
      Pages 227-301
    6. Mihaela Badea, Laura Floroian, Angela Marculescu, Liviu Gaceu, Marius Moga, Laura Gaman et al.
      Pages 349-378
    7. Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Francesca Orgiu, Gianfranco Frigerio, Donatella Caruso, Patrizia Restani
      Pages 379-394
    8. Concetta Boniglia, Brunella Carratù, Raffaella Gargiulo, Emanuela Bortolin
      Pages 395-407
  4. The Risk and Benefit Assessment for Consumers’ Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Antonella Guzzon, Luca Bucchini
      Pages 411-435
    3. Bernadette Egan, Flavia Bruno, Mihaela Badea, Matthew Peacock, Martina Laccisaglia, Lorena Dima et al.
      Pages 437-458
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 459-467

About this book


This book provides a detailed analysis of the scientific, technical and regulatory aspects of plant food supplements designed for integration into the normal diet. Each contributor is involved in the European Plant LIBRA project, and the chapters summarize the results of the project while integrating further research on botanical supplements. With its focus on the epidemiology, risk assessment and evidence based approaches, this text presents a unique and comprehensive overview of botanical food supplements, from their production and chemistry to their side effects and regulatory aspects.

Food Supplements Containing Botanicals: Benefits, Side Effects and Regulatory Aspects begins by outlining the general aspects of food supplements, before examining quality and risk assessment of food supplements with botanicals. The following chapters focus on sources, models and human studies which support health claims for these supplements, followed by chapters outlining side effects and potential causes for concern. The issue of increasing consumer expectations is also explored, with methods for meeting these expectations provided. In presenting this well-rounded and up-to-date collection of information on botanical supplements, this book is of great importance to food industry professionals working with botanical supplements.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrizia Restani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular SciencesUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly

About the editors

Patrizia Restani is a professor at the University of Milan in the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Food Supplements Containing Botanicals: Benefits, Side Effects and Regulatory Aspects
  • Book Subtitle The Scientific Inheritance of the EU Project PlantLIBRA
  • Editors Patrizia Restani
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-62228-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87264-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-62229-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 467
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Food Science
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