Edible seeds with potential anti-obesity impact: A Review

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  • Heba Hosny Future University in Egypt, Faculty of Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, Cairo, Egypt https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1587-2023
  • Nayra Omran University of Hertfordshire hosted by Global Academic Foundation, School of Life and Medical Sciences, New administrative Capital, 11578, Cairo, Egypt https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5999-8563
  • Heba Handoussa German University in Cairo, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biology Department, 11835 Cairo, Egypt https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5552-1725




Alternative medicine, Dietary supplements, Functional food, Seeds, Obesity, Weight loss


Obesity and related metabolic diseases prevalence rates have risen dramatically in the recent decades, leading to severe health issues and increased mortality rates. A pressing need is evolved for a potential solution addressing obesity undermining. Bariatric dietary supplements and alternative medicine are recently gaining growing attention as a panacea for obesity owing to their rich nutritional profile and bioactive compounds. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the current knowledge of some purported dietary seeds commonly used as functional food; quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa, L.), chia (Salvia hispanica L.), Hab El-Rashad (Lepidium sativum, L.), pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum). Due to the limited scientific evidence for their efficacy, future studies should empirically investigate dietary intervention structure to evaluate the impact on body mass status.


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How to Cite

Hosny, H., Omran, N., & Handoussa, H. (2022). Edible seeds with potential anti-obesity impact: A Review. International Journal of Plant Based Pharmaceuticals, 2(1), 64–81. https://doi.org/10.62313/ijpbp.2022.17