The plant products and materials are believed to have numerous health benefits. The Asian continent is recognized as a hub for medicinal plants. As on today, a large populace relies on medicinal plants and their associated products for the treatments of ailments. The popularity of the medicinal plants is continuously increasing because they are assumed to impose no health risk and side effects unlike synthetic therapeutants. Edible vegetals and agroindustrial residues are considered to be abundant and promising sources of natural antioxidants. The extraction method, of crucial importance for both technical and economic reasons, ideally should be non-destructive, time efficient and suitable for producing high quantities of extracts, which should be processed by selective techniques to yield concentrates of enhanced antioxidant capacity. The extraction methods, solvent system used and sample nature greatly effects the final bioactive compounds yield and efficacy. This article briefly summarized the basics of extraction and separation of bioactive compounds and improvisation in further downline applications.
Antioxidants, Bioactive compounds, Extraction processing, Therapeutics