1st Edition

Anticancer Spices Dietary Input to Health

By Hardeep Singh Tuli Copyright 2024
    302 Pages 22 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Humankind has used a variety of spices to flavor the food already for centuries. However, the chemistry and potential health benefits of these herbs have become clearer only rather recently. Numerous studies performed during the past decades have revealed several advantageous properties of bioactive constituents of various spices, including their anticancer effects. This edited collection summarizes diverse types of anticancer activities of compounds derived from some well-known spices, describing the anticancer mechanisms behind their action and highlighting molecular targets and cellular signaling pathways. It acquaints the reader with the potential anticancer activities of agents contained in laurel, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, dill, parsley, and several other common spices. These molecular entities could probably be considered as lead structures for further design of more efficient anticancer drugs in the future.

    1. Introduction to Spices, Sources, and Chemistry

    Priti Giri, Deepika Sharma, Ravi Kumar Goswami, Anamika Singh, Pratibha Kumari, Hardeep Singh Tuli, and Tejveer Singh


    2. Quantification and Identification Tools of Major Bioactive Moieties in Spices

    Vivek Sheel Jaswal, Kusham Lata, Manish Kumar, and Surinder Paul


    3. Worldwide Uses of Spices

    Ujjawal Sharma, Ambrish Mishra, Praveen Kumar Sahni, Bunty Sharma, and Hardeep Singh Tuli


    4. Apoptosis and Autophagy Induction Mechanisms of Spices in Cancer

    Attuluri Vamsi Kumar, Vivek Kumar Garg, and Saahil Kumar Sharma


    5. Role of Spices in Cancer Cell Cycle Arrest

    Shallu Saini, Kanupriya Vashishth, Nidarshana Chaturvedi Parashar, Gaurav Parashar, Seema Ramniwas, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatia, Moyad Shahwan, and Hardeep Singh Tuli


    6. Anti-Angiogenic Effects of Spices on Cancer

    Neha Atale and Vibha Rani


    7. Antimetastatic Action of Spices

    Shallu Saini, Hemant Joshi, Seema Ramniwas, Moyad Shahwan, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatia, and Hardeep Singh Tuli


    8. Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Potential of Spices, with a Special Focus on Cancer Management – Recent Insights

    Dhruv Sanjay Gupta, Rahul Dinkar Shingte, Daksh Sanjay Gupta, Meena Chintamaneni, Ginpreet Kaur, and Hardeep Singh Tuli


    9. Synergistic Action of Spices with Chemotherapeutics

    Sakshi M. Kothawade, Saurabh Maru, Meena Chintamaneni, Hardeep Singh Tuli, and Ginpreet Kaur


    10. Role of Spices in Bioprotection and Clinical Trials: A Review

    Mokshi Pathania, Koshika Sharma, Munish Sharma, Gurpreet Kaur, Deepak Sharma, and Sakshi Bhushan



    Hardeep Singh Tuli is an associate professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, India. His research interests focus on the isolation, characterization, and biochemical evaluation of natural metabolites as anticancer agents. He has served as a reviewer for several international journals and as a guest editor for Frontiers in Pharmacology. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in pharmacology, mammalian physiology, and natural products. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and authored several book chapters. He has edited six international books in the area of cancer biology and chemoprevention. Dr Tuli is an editorial board member of several national and international scientific research journals and is also among the top 2% of highly cited researchers in pharmacology.


    This book provides a scientific exploration of the anticancer properties of common spices, such as laurel, oregano, and thyme. By elucidating the molecular mechanisms and bioactive compounds involved, it offers invaluable insights for researchers and healthcare professionals. This book highlights the therapeutic potential of these natural agents and their promise in advancing future anticancer drug development.

    Prof. Javad Sharifi-Rad

    Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador


    This book provides an in-depth scientific exploration of the anticancer properties of spices. It features engaging artwork, language that is accessible to a wide audience, and a well-organized table of contents, making it an appealing resource. The book delves into various crucial aspects of spices, from their chemical composition to the mechanisms through which they may exert their effects, as well as their potential future applications in drug development. By presenting a comprehensive analysis of both current research and future possibilities, the book serves as a valuable resource for readers interested in the medicinal properties of spices.

    Prof. Gautam Sethi

    National University of Singapore, Singapore


    This collection provides insights into the anticancer activities of compounds from various spices, highlighting their mechanisms and potential as lead structures for future drug development. The chapters include apoptotic induction, antiangiogenic actions, and synergistic effects with chemotherapy. I believe this book will be a valuable resource for researchers and readers interested in the potential health benefits of spices.

    Prof. Saravanan Muthupandian

    Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, India