The study of phytochemicals is called Phytochemistry. They are chemicals derived from plants. Phytochemistry is the subfield of botany and chemistry. Techniques commonly used in the field of phytochemistry are extraction, isolation, and structural elucidation of natural products, as well as various chromatography techniques like MPLC, HPLC, and LC-MS. Those studying phytochemistry strive to explain the structures of the large number of secondary metabolic compounds found in plants, the functions of these compounds in human and plant biology, and the biosynthesis of these compounds. Plants synthesize phytochemicals for many reasons, like to protect themselves against insect attacks and plant diseases. Phytochemicals in food plants are often active in human biology, and in many cases have health benefits. The compounds found in plants are of many kinds, Alkaloids, Glycosides, Polyphenols, and Terpenes are the most major biochemical classes.
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