Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2020, Page: 1-7
Comprehensive Review of Structural Components of Salvia hispanica & Its Biological Applications
Asma Aslam, Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
Syeda Mona Hassan, Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
Shahzad Sharif Mughal, Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
Syed Khurram Hassan, Institute of Quality and Technology Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Asif Ibrahim, Department of Mathematics, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
Huma Hassan, Department of Chemical Engineering, NFCIE & FR, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Ali Raza Ayub, Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Saqib Shafiq, Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Received: Feb. 25, 2020;       Accepted: Mar. 10, 2020;       Published: May 28, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbbmb.20200501.11      View  72      Downloads  34
Salvia hispanica is an important member of the Labiatae family and its role as health-promoting effect is attributed to it is rich source of phytoconstituents. The historic grain is becoming extremely trendy in modern food regime in numerous countries; the major proportion of α-linolenic acid makes chia the superb source of omega-3 fatty (about 65% of the oil content). Omega-3 fatty acid has been linked with a number of physiological roles in human body. Chia seed is a potent source of antioxidants with the presence of chlorogenic acid, myricetin, caffeic acid, quercetin, and kaempferol which are believed to have hepatic protective effects, cardiac, anti-ageing and anti-carcinogenic properties. It is also a great source of dietary fibre along with higher concentration of valuable unsaturated fatty acids, gluten free protein, minerals, and vitamin sand phenolic components. Other than this, seeds are an exceptional wellspring of polyphenols and cell fortifications, for instance, caffeic destructive, rosmarinic destructive, myricetin, quercetin and others. Today, chia has been destitute down in various domains of research. Researchers around the world have been investigating the upsides of chia seeds in the pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and sustenance industry. Chia oil today is one of the most noteworthy oils in the market. In this current review, the role of Salvia hispanica is summarized in the prevention and treatment of diseases via the regulation of various physiological and biological pathways.
Chia, Fibre, Nutritional and Therapeutic Properties, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Protein
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Asma Aslam, Syeda Mona Hassan, Shahzad Sharif Mughal, Syed Khurram Hassan, Asif Ibrahim, Huma Hassan, Ali Raza Ayub, Saqib Shafiq, Comprehensive Review of Structural Components of Salvia hispanica & Its Biological Applications, International Journal of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbbmb.20200501.11
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