Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia Book

Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia


  • Author : Ahmed Al-Harrasi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 008102441X

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Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia Excerpt :

Exhibiting a wealth of interesting activities and novel structures, Boswellic acid and the other terpenoids of the genus Boswellia (from which frankincense is derived) are a growing source of interest for the natural product drug discovery community. Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia presents, in a single volume for the first time, key research into their structures, synthesis and potential as starting points for the development of medicinal agents. Drawing on the authors' expert knowledge, this volume is an interesting insight into the identification of novel compounds from endemic plant sources, and is a useful tool for all researchers involved in the discovery and development of bioactive structures from natural products. Collates key information on the underlying chemistry and activities of bioactive agents from the Boswellia species Highlights techniques applicable to the study of natural products across the globe Provides insights into the assessment of medicinal natural products with high economic potential

Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia Book

Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia


  • Author : Ahmed Al-Harrasi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-09-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081024485

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Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia Excerpt :

Exhibiting a wealth of interesting activities and novel structures, Boswellic acid and the other terpenoids of the genus Boswellia (from which frankincense is derived) are a growing source of interest for the natural product drug discovery community. Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia presents, in a single volume for the first time, key research into their structures, synthesis and potential as starting points for the development of medicinal agents. Drawing on the authors’ expert knowledge, this volume is an interesting insight into the identification of novel compounds from endemic plant sources, and is a useful tool for all researchers involved in the discovery and development of bioactive structures from natural products. Collates key information on the underlying chemistry and activities of bioactive agents from the Boswellia species Highlights techniques applicable to the study of natural products across the globe Provides insights into the assessment of medicinal natural products with high economic potential

Biology of Genus Boswellia Book

Biology of Genus Boswellia


  • Author : Ahmed Al-Harrasi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030167257

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Biology of Genus Boswellia Excerpt :

This book provides insight into the biology and genomics of the genus Boswellia (family Burseraceae), a natural resource used for the production of frankincense, an oleo-gum resin. The Boswellia species are ecologically, medicinally, commercially and culturally important. Significantly contributing to the paucity of comprehensive literature on this genus, this volume provides a detailed discussion on the genomics, physiology and ecology of Boswellia. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including taxonomy, distribution, genetic diversity and microbiology. The production process of frankincense and its impact on the species are presented as well. In light of the recent decline of various Boswellia populations, species propagation and conservation are discussed. Plant scholars, ecologists and conservation biologists will find this book to be an important and informative reference.

Gums  Resins and Latexes of Plant Origin Book

Gums Resins and Latexes of Plant Origin


  • Author : Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2022-09-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 3030913775

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Gums Resins and Latexes of Plant Origin Excerpt :

This reference book provides a comprehensive overview of natural gums, resins, and latexes of plants with a focus on their chemistry, biological activities, and practical uses. The content is divided into five main sections each of which contains chapters contributed from valuable experts in their field. Naturally occuring plant products have quite diverse applications in many different industries. The book aims to highlight the important aspects of plant-based gums, resins and latexes as well as provide a strategic framework for further research and development activities on these bioproducts. It will appeal to a broad audience such as biologists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, food technologists and medical practitioners. It is also a useful resource for research investigators of the healthcare industry, academia and students of biomedical sciences.

Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I Book

Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I


  • Author : Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1420082221

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Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I Excerpt :

As soon as Dr. Stephen DeFelice coined the phrase nutraceutical, product and supplement developers swung into action. Yet among the numerous books available on nutraceuticals, there is none that systematically lists, categorizes, and analyzes nutraceutical extracts and formulations in a pharmacopoeia-like manner. Handbook of Nutraceuticals, Volume 1: Ingredients, Formulations, and Applications lists information on many ingredients used in nutraceuticals, developing their formulations and applications. The book includes contributions from experts with pharmaceutical backgrounds, providing an examination of nutraceuticals from a pharmaceutical perspective. Building a foundation with coverage of historical background, definitions, and challenges, the book offers insight into nutraceutical ingredients from plant, animal, and mineral origin. It then covers the characterization of nutraceuticals’ physicochemical, analytical, pharmacological, and pharmacokinetic classification, followed by information on regulatory requirements. The book highlights applications in cardiovascular disease, bone and joint treatments, diabetes management, weight management, skin health, probiotics and prebiotics, tranquilizing medicinal plants, dietary foods, and more. Interest in new diet regimens and new products for increased health and longevity will continue to grow, giving dietary supplements an increasing amount of cupboard space in most households. With quality of content unsurpassed by many resources, the book discusses the characterization processes for nutraceuticals based on the contributors’ experience in pharmaceuticals. It then explores how those proven techniques may be applied to the development and manufacture of nutraceutical products.

Herbal Drugs  Ethnomedicine to Modern Medicine Book

Herbal Drugs Ethnomedicine to Modern Medicine


  • Author : Kishan Gopal Ramawat
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-11-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540791164

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Herbal Drugs Ethnomedicine to Modern Medicine Excerpt :

Considerable progress has been made in our healthcare system, in particular with respect to sensitive diagnostic tools, reagents and very effective and precise drugs. On the other hand, high-throughput screening technology can screen vast numbers of compounds against an array of targets in a very short time, and leads thus - tained can be further explored. In developing countries, the exploding population exerts pressure not only on natural resources but also on the human population - self, whose members strive to become successful and advance in society. This leads to increased blood pressure, anxiety, obesity-associated lipid disorders, cardiov- cular diseases and diabetes. Most of these diseases result in disturbed family life, including sexual behaviour. Despite technological developments, herbal drugs still occupy a preferential place in a majority of the population in the Third World and terminal patients in the West. Herbal drugs, in addition to being cost effective and easily accessible, have been used since time immemorial and have passed the test of time without having any side effects. The multitarget effects of herbs (holistic approaches) are the fun- mental basis of their utilization. This approach is already used in traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, which has become more popular in the West in recent years. However, the integration of modern science with traditional uses of herbal drugs is of the utmost importance if ones wishes to use ancient knowledge for the betterment of humanity.

Essential Oil Research Book

Essential Oil Research


  • Author : Sonia Malik
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030165468

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This book highlights the advances in essential oil research, from the plant physiology perspective to large-scale production, including bioanalytical methods and industrial applications. The book is divided into 4 sections. The first one is focused on essential oil composition and why plants produce these compounds that have been used by humans since ancient times. Part 2 presents an update on the use of essential oils in various areas, including food and pharma industries as well as agriculture. In part 3 readers will find new trends in bioanalytical methods. Lastly, part 4 presents a number of approaches to increase essential oil production, such as in vitro and hairy root culture, metabolic engineering and biotechnology. Altogether, this volume offers a comprehensive look at what researchers have been doing over the last years to better understand these compounds and how to explore them for the benefit of the society.

Herbal Medicine in India Book

Herbal Medicine in India


  • Author : Saikat Sen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811372483

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Herbal Medicine in India Excerpt :

This book highlights the medical importance of and increasing global interest in herbal medicines, herbal health products, herbal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food supplements, herbal cosmetics, etc. It also addresses various issues that are hampering the advancement of Indian herbal medicine around the globe; these include quality concerns and quality control, pharmacovigilance, scientific investigation and validation, IPR and biopiracy, and the challenge that various indigenous systems of medicine are at risk of being lost. The book also explores the role of traditional medicine in providing new functional leads and modern approaches that can offer elegant strategies for facilitating the drug discovery process. The book also provides in-depth information on various traditional medicinal systems in India and discusses their medical importance. India has a very long history of safely using many herbal drugs. Folk medicine is also a key source of medical knowledge and plays a vital role in maintaining health in rural and remote areas. Despite its importance, this form of medicine largely remains under-investigated. Out of all the traditional medicinal systems used worldwide, Indian traditional medicine holds a unique position, as it has continued to deliver healthcare throughout the Asian subcontinent since ancient times. In addition, traditional medicine has been used to derive advanced techniques and investigate many modern drugs. Given the scope of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists and researchers exploring traditional and herbal medicine, as well as graduate students in courses on traditional medicine, herbal medicine and pharmacy.

Herbalism  Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology Book

Herbalism Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology


  • Author : Amritpal Singh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-11
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439853610

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Herbalism Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology Excerpt :

Bridging the gap between the ancient art of herbalism and the emerging sciences of ethnopharmocology and phytopharmacotherapy, this book highlights the major breakthroughs in the history of the field and focuses on future directions in the discovery and application of herb-derived medicines. Implementing the concept of reverse pharmacology, it inte

Phytotherapy Book

Phytotherapy


  • Author : Francesco Capasso
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642555282

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Phytotherapy Excerpt :

This richly illustrated reference guide treats the subject of herbal medicines in an integrated fashion with reference to pharmacognosy, pharmacology and toxicology. It will help to enable internists, phytotherapists, physicians, healthcare practitioners as well as students to understand why, when and how herbal medicines can be used in the treatment of diseases. A great deal of pathology and therapeutic information is also included. Numerous tables as well as figures clarify complex mechanisms and other information. The most important medicinal plants and drugs are illustrated with exceptional color plates.

Biological Potential and Medical Use of Secondary Metabolites Book

Biological Potential and Medical Use of Secondary Metabolites


  • Author : Ana M. L Seca
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-07-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039211876

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Biological Potential and Medical Use of Secondary Metabolites Excerpt :

Many macro and micro species, from terrestrial and aquatic environments, produce structurally unique compounds and, in many countries, still are the primary sources of medicines. In fact, secondary metabolites are an important source of chemotherapeutic agents but are also lead compounds for synthetic modification and the optimization of biological activity. Therefore, the exploitation of secondary metabolites, or their inspired synthetic compounds, offers excellent opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry. This Medicines Special Issue focuses on the great potential of secondary metabolites for therapeutic application. The Special Issue contains 16 articles reporting relevant experimental results, and an overview of bioactive secondary metabolites, their biological effects, and new methodologies that improve and accelerate the process of obtained lead compounds with regard to new drug development. We would like to thank all 83 authors, from all over the world, for their valuable contributions to this Special Issue.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle East Book

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle East


  • Author : Zohara Yaniv
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-09-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401792769

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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle East Excerpt :

The current volume, "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East" brings together chapters on selected, unique medicinal plants of this region, known to man since biblical times. Written by leading researchers and scientists, this volume covers both domesticated crops and wild plants with great potential for cultivation. Some of these plants are well-known medicinally, such as opium poppy and khat, while others such as apharsemon and citron have both ritual and medicinal uses. All have specific and valuable uses in modern society. As such, it is an important contribution to the growing field of medicinal and aromatic plants. This volume is intended to bring the latest research to the attention of the broad range of botanists, ethnopharmacists, biochemists, plant and animal physiologists and others who will benefit from the information gathered therein. Plants know no political boundaries, and bringing specific folklore to general medical awareness can only be for the benefit of all.

Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and their Extracts  Volume 2 Book

Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and their Extracts Volume 2


  • Author : A.N.M. Alamgir
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 826
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319923871

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Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and their Extracts Volume 2 Excerpt :

This book starts with a general introduction to phytochemistry, followed by chapters on plant constituents, their origins and chemistry, but also discussing animal-, microorganism- and mineral-based drugs. Further chapters cover vitamins, food additives and excipients as well as xenobiotics and poisons. The book also explores the herbal approach to disease management and molecular pharmacognosy and introduces methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis of plant constituents. Phytochemicals are classified as primary (e.g. carbohydrates, lipids, amino acid derivations, etc.) or secondary (e.g. alkaloids, terpenes and terpenoids, phenolic compounds, glycosides, etc.) metabolites according to their metabolic route of origin, chemical structure and function. A wide variety of primary and secondary phytochemicals are present in medicinal plants, some of which are active phytomedicines and some of which are pharmaceutical excipients.

Natural Products from Plants  Second Edition Book

Natural Products from Plants Second Edition


  • Author : Leland J. Cseke
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420004472

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Natural Products from Plants Second Edition Excerpt :

2008 NOMINEE The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Award for a Significant Work in Botanical or Horticultural Literature From medicinal, industrial, and culinary uses to cutting-edge laboratory techniques in modern research and plant conservation strategies, Natural Products from Plants, Second Edition reveals a vastly expanded understanding of the natural products that plants produce. In a single volume, this bookoffers a thorough inventory of the various types of plant-derived compounds. It covers their chemical composition, structure, and properties alongside the most effective ways to identify, extract, analyze, and characterize new plant-derived compounds. The authors examine new information on the chemical mechanisms plants use to deter predators and pathogens, attract symbiotic organisms, and defend themselves against environmental stress—insights which are key for adapting such mechanisms to human health. Along with updated and revised information from the highly acclaimed first edition, the second edition presents seven new chapters and features more than 50% new material relating to plant constituents, natural product biochemistry, and molecular biology. The book incorporates in-depth treatment of natural product biosynthesis with new collection and extraction protocols, advanced separation and analytical techniques, up-to-date bioassays, as well as modern molecular biology and plant biotechnology for the production of natural products. Unique in its breadth and coverage, Natural Products from Plants, Second Edition belongs on the shelf of interested researchers, policymakers, and consumers— particularly those involved in disease prevention, treatment, and pharmaceutical applications—who need a complete guide to the properties, uses, and study of plant natural products.