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Pharmacology and Therapeutic Applications of Resveratrol

Pharmacology and Therapeutic Applications of Resveratrol
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Author(s): Bui Thanh Tung (VNU University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 13
Source title: Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Arif Hussain (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, UAE) and Shalini Behl (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4808-0.ch014

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Abstract

Resveratrol (3,5,4′-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) is a non-flavonoid polyphenolic compound belonging to the stilbene group which is the main compound found in grapes. Resveratrol has shown a wide range of preventive and therapeutic alternatives against several diseases including distinct types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, inflammation, antioxidant. It is a highly efficient treatment, which might be due to the three hydroxyl groups in its structure. Consumption of resveratrol has been shown to improve health status and has the positive effect of treatment of many diseases. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that resveratrol possesses the potential of lifespan extension in various organism and animal models. However, the long-term use of resveratrol may have some adverse effects and should be studied deeper. This chapter will outline some pharmacological effects of resveratrol.

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