Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications Book

Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications

  • Author : Subhash C. Mandal
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 750
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323900805

Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications Excerpt :

Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications presents extensive detailed information on all the vital principles, basics and fundamental aspects of multiple herbal biomolecules in the healthcare industry. This book examines important herbal biomolecules including alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, anthraquinones, steroids, polysaccharides, tannins and polyphenolic compounds, terpenes, fats and waxes, proteins and peptides, and vitamins. These herbal biomacromolecules are responsible for different bioactivities as well as pharmacological potentials. A systematic understanding of the extraction, purification, characterization, applications of these herbal biomolecules and their derivatives in healthcare fields is developed in this comprehensive book. Chapters explore the key topics along with an emphasis on recent research and developments in healthcare fields by leading experts. They include updated literature review of the relevant key topics, good quality illustrations, chemical structures, flow charts, well-organized tables and case studies. Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications will be useful for researchers working on natural products and biomolecules with bioactivity and nutraceutical properties. Professionals specializing in scientific areas such as biochemistry, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, clinics, or engineering focused on bioactive natural products will find this book useful. Provides a study of different type of biomolecules from herbal extracts and their bioactivities as well as their application in the healthcare industry Contributions by global leaders and experts from academia, industry and regulatory agencies, who have been considered as pioneers in the application of herbal biomolecules in the diverse healthcare fields Includes updated literature review along with practical examples and research case studies

Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants in Food Design Book

Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants in Food Design

  • Author : Megh R. Goyal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000351613

Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants in Food Design Excerpt :

Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants in Food Design: Strategies and Technologies for Improved Healthcare explores the therapeutic potential of various natural and novel phytochemicals in the design of new foods. Divided into two parts, the first section discusses plant-based secondary metabolites for healthcare, focusing on the health aspects of herbs and medicinal plants and nutraceuticals for livestock production and for the treatment of diseases such as HIV and diabetes. The authors also address the benefits of preserving indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants and current consumer views of health issues from foods. The second part delves into the design and utilization of healthy foods. This section discusses the application of novel designs and herbal formulations in conjunction with other biomolecules for the development and utilization for food products with health benefits. Key features: Encourages the preservation of indigenous knowledge on herbs and medicinal plants Explains the health-promoting effects of some herbs and medicinal plants Discusses the therapeutics and their mechanisms of actions of the biological compounds for food safety This informative volume will be valuable for faculty, students, scientists, researchers, and industry professionals in the development of superfoods from phytochemicals and medicinal plants.

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants Book

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants

  • Author : Jayanta Kumar Patra
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-30
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429675379

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants Excerpt :

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants provides a multitude of contemporary views on the diversity of medicinal plants, discussing both their traditional uses and therapeutic claims. This book emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information as well as examining and preserving the diversity of traditional medicines. It also discusses the challenges present with limited access to modern medicine and the ways in which research can be conducted to enhance these modern practices. The book also explores the conservation procedures for endangered plant species and discusses their relevance to ethnopharmacology. Each chapter of this book relays the research of experts in the field who conducted research in diverse landscapes of India, providing a detailed account of the basic and applied approaches of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology. The book reviews multiple processes pertaining to medicinal plants, such as collecting the traditional therapeutic values and validation methods. It also explores developments in the field such as the diversity and medicinal potential of unexplored plant species and applications in drug formulation to fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR).

Herbs for Cancer Treatment Book

Herbs for Cancer Treatment

  • Author : Bhupendra Koul
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1174
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813291478

Herbs for Cancer Treatment Excerpt :

This book provides detailed information on the various types of cancer, etiology, effects, and challenges associated with current cancer treatment regimes. The present edition has been written to reflect recent developments, success rates and lacunae in herbal and modern cancer therapies. It also describes the use of several herbal formulations to boost patients’ immunity, in order to prevent or help them cope with several cancers. The book highlights several herbs/shrubs/trees that have been reported to possess anti-cancer properties, paving the way for in-depth research into the dose standardization and efficacy of plant-based bioactive molecules. It also focuses on the sustainable conservation of medicinal flora, so that, in future, novel biomolecules be extracted and made available for the treatment of various cancers. Given its highly relevant content, the book will benefit the entire cancer research community (students, scientists, pharmacists, herbalists and lecturers) at universities, research institutions and industry in the areas of oncology, herbal cancer therapy, biotechnology, drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and various disciplines of the biomedical sciences.

Phytochemical Omics in Medicinal Plants Book

Phytochemical Omics in Medicinal Plants

  • Author : Jen-Tsung Chen
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-08-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9783036512945

Phytochemical Omics in Medicinal Plants Excerpt :

Medicinal plants are used to treat diseases and provide health benefits, and their applications are increasing around the world. A huge array of phytochemicals have been identified from medicinal plants, belonging to carotenoids, flavonoids, lignans, and phenolic acids, and so on, with a wide range of biological activities. In order to explore our knowledge of phytochemicals with the assistance of modern molecular tools and high-throughput technologies, this book collects recent innovative original research and review articles on subtopics of mechanistic insights into bioactivities, treatment of diseases, profiling, extraction and identification, and biotechnology.

Phytonanotechnology Book


  • Author : N. Thajuddin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-05-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128223536

Phytonanotechnology Excerpt :

Phytonanotechnology: Challenges and Prospects consolidates information on the use of phytonanoparticles for biomedical, environmental and agricultural applications, covering recent advances in experimental and theoretical studies on various properties of nanoparticles derived from plant sources. The book deals with various attributes of phytonanoparticles, discussing their current and potential applications. In addition, it explores the development of phytonanoparticles, synthesis techniques, characterization techniques, environmental remediation applications, anti-microbial properties, miscellaneous applications, and multi-functional applications. Risks associated with nanoparticles are also discussed. This book is an important reference for materials scientists, engineers, environmental scientists, food scientists and biomedical scientists who want to learn more about the applications of nanoparticles derived from plant sources. Explores synthesis methods of phytonanoparticles from a variety of plant groups Discusses the major biological reactions of phytonanoparticles Outlines the major opportunities and challenges of using phytonanoparticles in biomedical, environmental and agricultural applications

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Book

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

  • Author : Tariq Aftab
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 783
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030589752

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Excerpt :

Before the concept of history began, humans undoubtedly acquired life benefits by discovering medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) that were food and medicine. Today, a variety of available herbs and spices are used and enjoyed throughout the world and continue to promote good health. The international market is also quite welcoming for MAPs and essential oils. The increasing environment and nature conscious buyers encourage producers to produce high quality essential oils. These consumer choices lead to growing preference for organic and herbal based products in the world market. As the benefits of medicinal and aromatic plants are recognized, these plants will have a special role for humans in the future. Until last century, the production of botanicals relies to a large degree on wild-collection. However, the increasing commercial collection, largely unmonitored trade, and habitat loss lead to an incomparably growing pressure on plant populations in the wild. Therefore, medicinal and aromatic plants are of high priority for conservation. Given the above, we bring forth a comprehensive volume, “Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Healthcare and Industrial Applications”, highlighting the various healthcare, industrial and pharmaceutical applications that are being used on these immensely important MAPs and its future prospects. This collection of chapters from the different areas dealing with MAPs caters to the need of all those who are working or have interest in the above topic.

Green Synthesis in Nanomedicine and Human Health Book

Green Synthesis in Nanomedicine and Human Health

  • Author : Richard L. K. Glover
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000351194

Green Synthesis in Nanomedicine and Human Health Excerpt :

Green synthesis is an emerging method for deriving nanoparticles present in natural plants for use in nanomedicine. Written by experts in the field, Green Synthesis in Nanomedicine and Human Health showcases the exciting developments of this specialty and its potential for promoting human health and well-being. This book gives practical information on novel preparation methods for identifying nanoparticles present in natural plants. It discusses applications of nanoparticles in combating communicable, non-communicable and vector-borne diseases. It also explores the potential for nanoparticles to combat antimicrobial resistance through improvements in treatment methods, diagnostics and drug delivery systems. Features scientific evidence of opportunities for integrating indigenous flora into nanomedicine to develop cost-effective therapeutic and diagnostic solutions for diseases, including cancer, tuberculosis, malaria and diabetes. Places green synthesis and nanomedicine in the African orthodox and traditional healthcare context. Provides policymakers with scientific evidence to inform policies for controlling or mitigating dangerous diseases. This book is essential reading for students, scientists, policymakers and practitioners of nanotechnology, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in integrating traditional African healthcare and Western medicine.

Network Pharmacology Book

Network Pharmacology

  • Author : Shao Li
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-05-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811607530

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Drugs of Natural Origin Book

Drugs of Natural Origin

  • Author : Gunnar Samuelsson (Prof. em.)
  • Publisher : Swedish Pharmaceutical Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-05
  • Genre: Natural products
  • Pages : 807
  • ISBN 10 : 9198094254

Drugs of Natural Origin Excerpt :

Drugs of Natural Origin is a unique multidisciplinary book suitable for undergraduate and graduate students and teachers in the area of natural product science, but also as a complementary book for disciplines like medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology. The book can also serve society as a scientific source for the understanding of a sustainable use of natural products in the development of new drugs, scientifically based herbal remedies, and environmentally friendly biomolecules. During evolution, molecules have been developed for specific functions in nature. These bioactive substances have a potential as new drug candidates in drug development, but also as pharmacological tools, intermediates or templates for synthesis of drugs. This book deals with terrestrial and marine bioactive substances of plant, microbial or animal origin. The occurrence, biosynthesis, isolation, chemistry and medical use are described together with basic research strategies. An increased understanding of the medical importance of bioactive natural products has developed in society. Since the publication of the sixth edition, six years ago, considerable progress has been achieved in the study of biosynthetic pathways, mainly based on gene technology. The revolution in high-throughput sequencing technology has given an increasing access to microbial genome sequences, which opens up new possibilities in the discovery of novel bioactive natural products. This development is reflected in a substantial revision and expansion of the book, but also removal of some sections containing products remotely associated with drugs. The new book also contains description of novel drugs marketed since the publication of the previous edition, especially in the field of diabetes, cancer and infection.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Book

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Author : Gary Walsh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118685754

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excerpt :

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology offers students taking Pharmacy and related Medical and Pharmaceutical courses a comprehensive introduction to the fast-moving area of biopharmaceuticals. With a particular focus on the subject taken from a pharmaceutical perspective, initial chapters offer a broad introduction to protein science and recombinant DNA technology- key areas that underpin the whole subject. Subsequent chapters focus upon the development, production and analysis of these substances. Finally the book moves on to explore the science, biotechnology and medical applications of specific biotech products categories. These include not only protein-based substances but also nucleic acid and cell-based products. introduces essential principles underlining modern biotechnology- recombinant DNA technology and protein science an invaluable introduction to this fast-moving subject aimed specifically at pharmacy and medical students includes specific ‘product category chapters’ focusing on the pharmaceutical, medical and therapeutic properties of numerous biopharmaceutical products. entire chapter devoted to the principles of genetic engineering and how these drugs are developed. includes numerous relevant case studies to enhance student understanding no prior knowledge of protein structure is assumed

Hydrogels Book


  • Author : Thakur Raghu Raj Singh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498748629

Hydrogels Excerpt :

Hydrogels are crosslinked, macromolecular polymeric materials arranged in a three-dimensional network, which can absorb and retain large amounts of water. Hydrogels are commonly used in clinical practice and experimental medicine for a wide range of applications, including drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, diagnostics, cellular immobilization, separation of biomolecules or cells, and barrier materials to regulate biological adhesions. This book elucidates the underlying concepts and emerging applications of hydrogels and will provide key case studies and critical analysis of the existing research.

Chemistry of Protein Conjugation and Cross Linking Book

Chemistry of Protein Conjugation and Cross Linking

  • Author : Shan S. Wong
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1991-06-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 0849358868

Chemistry of Protein Conjugation and Cross Linking Excerpt :

Chemical cross-linking reagents have attained great practical use in industry as well as in basic research, and an understanding of their fundamental principles of reaction is paramount to their applications. With broad coverage of the development and application of these reagents, Chemistry of Protein Conjugation and Cross-Linking discusses the mechanism of reaction and allows you to put the theory into practice. The book offers an explanation of the underlying mechanism of chemical modification, surveys all the bifunctional reagents used in bioconjugation and cross-linking, and provides a review of practical applications of these reagents in various areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, nucleic acid chemistry, immunochemistry, and diagnostic and biomedical disciplines. It contains numerous examples and illustrations, plus step-by-step explanations to reaction procedures. It is an excellent introduction and a comprehensive reference about chemical modification.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Book

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Author : Adalberto Pessoa
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000399844

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excerpt :

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: A Focus on Industrial Application covers the development of new biopharmaceuticals as well as the improvement of those being produced. The main purpose is to provide background and concepts related to pharmaceutical biotechnology, together with an industrial perspective. This is a comprehensive text for undergraduates, graduates and academics in biochemistry, pharmacology and biopharmaceutics, as well as professionals working on the interdisciplinary field of pharmaceutical biotechnology. Written with educators in mind, this book provides teachers with background material to enhance their classes and offers students and other readers an easy-to-read text that examines the step-by-step stages of the development of new biopharmaceuticals. Features: Discusses specific points of great current relevance in relation to new processes as well as traditional processes Addresses the main unitary operations used in the biopharmaceutical industry such as upstream and downstream Includes chapters that allow a broad evaluation of the production process Dr. Adalberto Pessoa Jr. is Full Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo and Visiting Senior Professor at King’s College London. He has experience in enzyme and fermentation technology and in the purification processes of biotechnological products such as liquid–liquid extraction, cross-flow filtration and chromatography of interest to the pharmaceutical and food industries. Dr. Michele Vitolo is Full Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo. He has experience in enzyme technology, in immobilization techniques (aiming the reuse of the biocatalyst) and in the operation of membrane reactors for obtaining biotechnological products of interest to the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. Dr. Paul F. Long is Professor of Biotechnology at King's College London and Visiting International Research Professor at the

Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines Book

Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines

  • Author : Hussain, Arif
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-12-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799848097

Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines Excerpt :

The utilization of herbal medicine to treat endocrine and metabolic disorders has garnered much attention within the past few decades. Specifically, the popularity of using dietary supplements for the management of chronic disorders has drastically increased, with a wide variety of these products available over the counter. They represent an attractive adjuvant to traditional therapy for their lower toxicity and their easy accessibility. The identification of such dietary compounds has prompted researchers to explore the vast array of their beneficial effects. However, despite their widespread use, there is still limited data on the safety and efficacy of the products currently on the market. Current research on the side effects and safe usage of herbal medicines is necessary for providing optimal care and counseling for patients. Treating Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders With Herbal Medicines is a comprehensive reference book focused on spreading awareness on the safety, potential harmful effects, and rational use of herbal medicines. The chapters within explore and provide insight on the effectiveness, versatility, and side effects of various herbal medicines across a range of different diseases and conditions. While highlighting herbal medicine in areas such as diabetes, cancer, infertility, and endocrine disorders, this publication is ideally intended for clinical practitioners, pharmaceutical scientists, doctors, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in enhancing their knowledge and awareness in the field of complementary medicine.