African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 857

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Prevention and treatment of different health problems by common people’s diet (Haleem)

Ghazala H. Rizwani
  • Ghazala H. Rizwani
  • Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi Pakistan.
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Khizar Abbas
  • Khizar Abbas
  • Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi Pakistan.
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Hina Zahid
  • Hina Zahid
  • Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi Pakistan.
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  •  Received: 18 March 2016
  •  Accepted: 18 October 2016
  •  Published: 30 April 2017

Abstract

Malnutrition is the major problem in many countries of the world including Pakistan. Due to inadequate macro and micro nutrients, prevalence of diseases is increasing day by day. Haleem is a common diet that can be used by people of all age group. It is prepared by different methods and consists of Lens culinaris L., Hordeum vulgare L., Phaseolus vulgaris L., Vigna mungo L., Vigna radiate L., Cicer arietinum L., Oryza sativa L., Triticum aestivum L., Gallus gallus domesticus, Brassica napus L., Zingiber officinale Rosec., Curcuma longa L., Allium sativum L., Allium cepa L., Capsicum annuum L., Cinnamomum zeylanicum L., Cuminum cyminum L., Myristica fragrans Houtt, Piper longum L., Mentha piperita L., Amomum subulatum Roxb., Coriandrum sativum L., Mangifera indica L., Citrus lemon L. and rock salt. These materials either from plant, animal and mineral origin contain variety of substances such as dietary fibers, energy, proteins, carbohydrates, lignins, tannins, flavonoids, phytosterols, squalene, tocopherols, saponins, pre-biotics, plant acids, sterol, crude fibre,  fats, vitamin and minerals.

 

Key words: Neurological disorder, nutrition, micronutrients, macronutrients, bioactive compounds.