1st Edition

Medicinal Plants Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Therapeutic Applications

    256 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book details several important medicinal plants, their occurrence, plant compounds and their chemical structures, and pharmacological properties against various human diseases. It also gives information on isolation and structural elucidation of phytocompounds, bio-assays, metabolomic studies, and therapeutical applications of plant compounds.

    Section 1: Medicinal plants

    Chapter 1: Gloriosa Superba, A Source Of The Bioactive Alkaloid Colchicine: Chemistry, Biosynthesis And Commercial Production

    Sankar Malayandi, Karthikeyan Rajendran, Sasikumar Arunachalam Palaniyandi, Seung Hwan Yang

    Chapter 2: Botany, Phytochemistry And Pharmacological Activities Of Leea Species

    D. Singh, Y. Y. Siew, H. C. Yew, S. Y. Neo, L.H. Koh

    Chapter 3: Centella Asiatica (L.) Urb., an endowment from traditional medicine

    Jisha Satheesan, Sabu Kallevettankuzhy Krishnan Nair

    Chapter 4: The Importance Of Iranian Borage (Echium Amoenum Fisch. Mey): A Critical Review

    Azim Ghasemnezhad, Manijeh Khorsandi Aghaei, Mansour Ghorbanpour

    Section 2: Plant metabolites and bioactive compounds

    Chapter 5: Plant Metabolites As New Leads To Drug Discovery- Approaches And Challenges

    Angana Sarkar, Debapriya Sarkar, Kasturi Poddar

    Chapter 6: Introduction To Herbs And Their Therapeutical Potential: Recent Trends

    Shikha Singh, Gausiya Bashri, Sheo Mohan Prasad

    Chapter 7: Curcumin As A Potential Therapeutic For Alzheimer's Disease: A Multi-Targeted Approach

    Priyanka Velankanni, Satheeswaran Balasubramanian, Azhwar Raghunath, Frank Arfuso, Gautam Sethi, Ekambaram Perumal

    Chapter 8: Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa L.): Bioactive Compounds And Health Benefits

    T. Ozdal, S. Adiguzel

    Chapter 9: Indian Tropical Fruits And Role Of Their Bioactive Compounds Against Human Diseases

    Pooja Rawat, Pawan Kumar Singh, Vipin Kumar

    Chapter 10: Plant Alkaloids: Classification, Isolation And Drug Development

    Phurpa Wangchuk

    Chapter 11: The Role Of Phytocompounds In Cosmeceutical Applications

    Rabinarayan Parhi

    Chapter 12: Rosmarinic Acid: Sources, Properties, Applications And Biotechnological Production

    Sandra Gonçalves, Anabela Romano

    Section 3: Bioactive potential of medicinal plants and treatment against diseases

    Chapter 13: Scientific Validation Of The Usefulness Of Withania Somnifera Dunal In The Prevention Of Diseases

    Gnanasekeran Karthikeyan, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Madheshwar RajhaViknesh, Rajendran Shurya, Natesan Sudhakar

    Chapter 14: Plant Essential Oils And Anticancer Properties: An Update

    Rajat Nath, Priyanka Saha, Deepa Nath, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Anupam Das Talukdar

    Chapter 15: Isolation, Extraction, Preclinical And Clinical Studies On Major Anticancer Compounds Of Natural Origin

    Somorita Baishya, Subrata Das, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Anupam Das Talukdar

    Chapter 16: Anticancer Properties Of Medicinal Plants Listed In The Herbal Pharmacopoeia Of The United Mexican States

    Erick P. Gutiérrez-Grijalva, Laura A. Contreras-Angulo, Alexis Emus-Medina, Gabriela Vázquez-Olivo, J. Basilio Heredia


    Dr. Mallappa Kumara Swamy, PhD., is working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Previously, he had worked as an Associate Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India. He obtained his PhD (Biotechnology) from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India in 2013. He is having more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of plant biotechnology, secondary metabolites production, phytochemistry and bioactive studies. To his credit, he has published more than 80 research publications in peer- reviewed journals and 16 book chapters in reputed book publishers. Recently, he has edited 4 books, published by Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore in 2018 and 3 books are in preparation to be published by Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore. He is also serving as the Editorial board member and reviewer for few high impact international Journals. Presently, he is working in the area of natural products research, plant cell and tissue culture technology for bioactive compounds production and evaluation of their bioactivities. Also, his research is focused on nanobiotechnology for medical applications.

    Dr. Jayanta Kumar Patra, M.Sc. Ph.D., PDF, is currently working as Assistant Professor at Dongguk University, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea. He has about twelve years of research and teaching experience in the field of food, pharmacological and nano-biotechnology. Dr. Patra completed his Ph.D (Life Sciences) from North Orissa University, India in pharmacological application of mangrove plant bioactive compounds, and PDF (Biotechnology) from Yeungnam University, South Korea. To his credit, he has published around 100 papers in various national and international peer-reviewed journals from different publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley etc. and around twenty book chapters in different edited books. Dr. Patra has also authored five books, 1. “Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology” by STUDIUM Press (India); 2: “Natural Products in Food, Prospects and applications” by STUDIUM Press LLC USA; 3. Microbial Biotechnology: Applications in agriculture and environment and 4: Microbial Biotechnology: Applications in food and pharmacology, both by Springer Nature publisher and Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Current Trends and Future Prospects with Apple Academic Press, Inc., Canada, CRC Press, a Taylor & Francis group. Besides, a number of book projects are under process with Apple Academic Press, Inc., Canada, CRC Press, a Taylor & Francis group, CRC press, Cambridge Scholars publishing etc. He is also serving as editorial board member of several International Journals and one Science magazine.   

    Dr. Gudepalya Renukaiah Rudramurthy, PhD., is working as a Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology at East West College of Science, Bengaluru, India. He has obtained his PhD (Biotechnology) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) Telangana, India in 2016. He has more than 17 years of teaching and research experience in the fields of molecular diagnostics, natural product and nanoparticles research. To his credit, he has published more than 30 research and review publications in peer- reviewed international and national journals.