This volume on applied pharmaceutical science and microbiology looks at the latest research on the applications of natural products for drug uses. It focuses on understanding how to apply the principles of novel green chemistry methods in the vital area of pharmaceuticals and covers the important aspects of green microbial technology in the pharmaceutical industry. Chapters include studies on the applications of natural products used in folk and regional medicines, such as for digestive problems, dermatological infections, respiratory diseases, vessel diseases, diarrhea and dysentery, ringworms, boils, fevers (antipyretic), skin and blood diseases, mouth sores, channel discharges, and even cancer. The volume also looks at medical benefit of microbial fermentation for the conservation of nutrients.
Table of Contents
1. Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, and Composition of Verbena carolina and Mentha
Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano
2. Recent Trends in Microbial Fermentation
Akshada Atul Bakliwal, Swati Gokul Talele, and Anil G. Jadhav
3. Recent Reports on Imperative Medicinal Potentials of Boswellia serrate
Souranava Jana, Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, and Souvik Mukherjee
4. Generation of Natural Pharmaceuticals Based on Microbial Transformation of Herbal Constituents
M. R. Badwar et al.
5. Actinidia deliciosa: A Nature’s Boon to Modern Pharmacotherapeutics
Vivek Kumar Raman, Sunil Kumar Chauhan, and Arijit Chaudhuri
6. Ocimum sanctum L. (Holy Basil or Tulsi): A Medicinally Significant Herb
Manik Das, Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, and Kuntal Manna
7. Anti-Proliferative Potentials of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized from Natural Biomass
Roshan Telrandhe, Sanjay Kumar Bharti, and Debarshi Kar Mahapatra
8. Nanoparticles as Promising Technology in Microbial Pharmaceutics
Eknath D. Ahire, Swati G. Talele, and Heena S. Shah
9. Spherulites: A Novel Approach in Vesicular Drug Delivery Systems
Deepal J. Taank et al.
10. Role of Omega 3-Fatty Acids in Different Neurodegerative Disorders
Eknath D. Ahire et al.
11. Thymoquinone: Therapeutic Potential and Molecular Targets
Abuzer Ali et al.
Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Dadasaheb Balpande College of Pharmacy, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Maharashtra, India. He was formerly Assistant Professor at Kamla Nehru College of Pharmacy. His area of interest includes computer-assisted rational designing and synthesis of low molecular weight ligands against druggable targets, drug delivery systems, and optimization of unconventional formulations. He has published research, book chapters, reviews, and case studies and has presented his work at several international platforms, for which he has received several awards by a number of bodies. He has also authored the book titled Drug Design.
Swati Gokul Talele, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics at Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharashtra, India. She has over 18 years of experience in research and teaching. She has published many research and review papers in international and national journals. She has also presented research work at several conferences and has received several awards. She has authored the book titled Natural Excipients and has many chapters and books in progress. Dr. Talele has delivered interactive talks at continuing education programs for registered pharmacists and is a member of the Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India and the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association.
A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of over 200 books, as well as over 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and is on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures.