Natália Martins

PhD Student


  • 2013: Applied Homotoxicology, IAH - International Academy for Homotoxicology
  • 2013: Natural Medicine (Naturopathy), School of Complementary and Alternative Medicines of Oporto (EMAC)
  • 2013: Oligotherapy (Oligoelements), Spanish Institute of Functional Medicine (IEMF)
  • Ongoing: PhD Program in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2011: Dietetics and Nutrition, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Since  2015: Invited Member, Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (CONEM)
  • Since  2013: Effective member, Ordem dos Nutricionistas

  • Ongoing: Medicinal plants used in herbal medicine as anti-fungal: effect of phenolic compounds on the growth of Candida species in suspension and in biofilms

Recent Publications

Wastes and by-products: upcoming sources of carotenoids for biotechnological purposes and health-related applications
  • Trends in Food Science and Technology, (Accepted), 2017
Phytochemical composition, health effects and crop management of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabraL.): Α medicinal plant
  • Food Reviews International, (In Press), 2017
  • Jabeur, Inés; Martins, Natália; Barros, Lillian; Calhelha, Ricardo C.; Vaz, Josiana; Achour, Lotfi; Santos-Buelga, Celestino; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.
Contribution of phenolic composition to the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor potential of Equisetum giganteum L. and Tilia platyphyllos Scop.
  • Food and Function, (In Press), 2017
Chemical composition and bioactive compounds of garlic (Allium sativum L.) as affected by pre- and post-harvest conditions: A review
  • Food Chemistry, 211, 41-50, 2016
  • Petropoulos, Spyridon; Karkanis, Anestis; Martins, Natália; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.
Phytochemical composition and bioactive compounds of common purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) as affected by crop management practices
  • Trends in Food Science and Technology, 55, 1-10, 2016
Bioactive properties and functional constituents of Hypericum androsaemum L.: A focus on the phenolic profile
  • Food Research International, 89, Part 1, 422-431, 2016
  • Pires, Cristiana; Martins, Natália; Carvalho, Ana Maria; Barros, Lillian; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.
Phytopharmacological preparations as predictors of plants bioactivity: a particular approach to Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench antioxidant properties
  • Nutrition, 32(7-8), 834-839, 2016
  • Martins, Natália; Roriz, Custódio Lobo; Morales, Patricia; Barros, Lillian; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.
Food colorants: challenges, opportunities and current desires of agro-industries to ensure consumer expectations and regulatory practices
  • Trends in Food Science and Technology, 52, 1-15, 2016
In vitro anti-Candida activity of Glycyrrhiza glabra L.
  • Industrial Crops and Products, 83, 81-85, 2016
In vivo antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds: facts and gaps
  • Trends in Food Science and Technology, 48, 1-12, 2016
  • Martins, Natália; Barros, Lillian; Santos-Buelga, Celestino; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.
Antioxidant potential of two Apiaceae plant extracts: a comparative study focused on the phenolic composition
  • Industrial Crops and Products, 79, 188-194, 2016
Activity of phenolic compounds from plant origin against Candida species
  • Industrial Crops and Products, 74, 648-670, 2015
In vivo anti-Candida activity of phenolic extracts and compounds: future perspectives focusing effective clinical interventions
  • BioMed Research International, 2015(247382), 1-14, 2015
  • Martins, Natália; Barros, Lillian; Dueñas, Montserrat; Santos-Buelga, Celestino; Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.
Characterization of phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties of Glycyrrhiza glabra L. rhizomes and roots
  • RSC Advances, 56(34), 26991-26997, 2015
Evaluation of bioactive properties and phenolic compounds in different extracts prepared from Salvia officinalis L.
  • Food Chemistry, 170, 378-385, 2015
Decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract of cultivated thyme: Antioxidant and antibacterial activities, and phenolic characterisation
  • Food Chemistry, 167, 131-137, 2015
Plants used in folk medicine: the potential of their hydromethanolic extracts against Candida species
  • Industrial Crops and Products, 66, 62-67, 2015
Decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract of Origanum vulgare L.: different performances regarding bioactivity and phenolic compounds
  • Food Chemistry, 158, 73-80, 2014
Candidiasis: predisposing factors, prevention, diagnosis and alternative treatment
  • Mycopathologia, 177(5-6), 223-240, 2014
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