Phytochemistry: Volume 2: Pharmacognosy, Nanomedicine, and Contemporary Issues, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Volume 2: Pharmacognosy, Nanomedicine, and Contemporary Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Shashank Kumar, Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, Jaya Vikas Kurhekar

Apple Academic Press

592 pages | 13 Color Illus. | 51 B/W Illus.

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As volume 2 of this three-volume set on phytochemistry, this book features chapters that comprehensively review a selection of important recent advances in ethnopharmacology and alternative and complementary medicines. It also presents many informative chapters on the medicinal potential of phytochemicals in the treatment and management of various diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, male infertility, and more.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Ethnomedicine And Pharmacognosy

1. Pharmacognosy and Prehistoric Uses of Medicinal Plants

Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Nadia Sharif, and N. Shaista Jabeen

2. Complementary and Alternative Systems of Medicines

Vinesh Kumar and Yogita Sharma

3. Ethnobotanical Study of Indigenous Peoples’ Medicinal Plants

Felix Ifeanyi Nwafor and Stella I. Inya-Agha

4. Herbal Medicine: A Case Study of Nigerian Medicinal Plants

A. Oyedepo, Temitope

5. Plant Species Utilized for Ethnoveterinary Practices in India

V. Lakshminarayana and G. M. Narasimha Rao

6. Antioxidants and Phytochemicals

Chukwuebuka Egbuna

7. Roles of Phytochemicals in the Prevention and Treatment of Various Diseases

Intan Soraya Che Sulaiman, Shibani Sukhi, and Azham Mohamad

8. Phytochemicals as Oxidative Stress Mitigators

Ashutosh Gupta and Abhay K. Pandey

9. Antimicrobial Medicinal Plants as Effective Natural Bioresources

Jaya Vikas Kurhekar

10. Medicinal Plants with Anti-Venom Activities

Habibu Tijjani and Chukwuebuka Egbuna

11. Medicinal Potentials of Green Tea

Frederick O. Ujah

12. Antioxidant Potentials of Cinnamon

S. Zafar Haider et al.

13. Phytochemical as the Hope for the Treatment of Hepatic and Neuronal Disorders

Swagata Das et al.

14. Role of Phytochemicals in the Treatment of Male Infertility

Vijaykumar K. Parmar and Ketan Variya

15. Roles of Medicinal Plants in the Treatment of Cancer

Prabhat Upadhyay et al.

16. Methylated Flavonoids as a Novel Inhibitor of Metastasis in the Cancer Cell

Prem Prakash Kushwaha, Pushpendra Singh, and Shashank Kumar

17. Medicinal Roles of Phytomolecules in the Treatment and Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Maria Aslam, Sidra Khalid, and Hafsa Kamran

18. Roles of Phytomolecules in the Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy

Rashmi Shukla, Prabhat Upadhyay, and Yamini B. Tripathi

19. Phytochemicals as Protagonist for the Treatment and Management of Autoimmune Diseases

Pragya Mishra, Parjanya Kumar Shukla, and Raghvendra Raman Mishra

Part 3: Nanoparticle Biosynthesis And Its Biomedical Applications

20. Green Biosynthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles

Seshu Vardhan Pothabathula, Prem Prakash Kushwaha, and Shashank Kumar

21. Cytotoxicity and Biomedical Applications of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized from Plants

Hii Yiik Siang et al.

22. Biosynthesis of Carbon Dot’s Nanoparticles from Plants

Hameed Shah and Ashfaq Ahmad Khan

Part 4: Phytochemicals As Friends And Foes

23. Toxic Plants and Phytochemicals

Chukwuebuka Egbuna et al.

24. Phytochemicals as Prooxidants

Andrew G. Mtewa

25. Phytochemical as an Antinutrient

Chukwuebuka Egbuna

About the Editors

Chukwuebuka Egbuna is a chartered chemist, chemical analyst, and academic researcher. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Society of Quality Assurance (USA). He is a reviewer and editorial board member of various journals, with his most recent role as a website administrator for the Tropical Journal of Applied Natural Sciences.

Shashank Kumar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Biochemistry and Microbial Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India. Dr. Kumar has published about 60 scientific papers, reviews, editorial articles, and book chapters and has been cited more than 1,200 times. He has also edited several books, including Concepts in Cell Signaling and Carbohydrate Metabolism: Theory and Practical Approach.

Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria. He has published over 40 publications and is the Managing Editor of the Tropical Journal of Applied Natural Sciences. He is a member of various institutes, including the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, the Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Society of Quality Assurance.

Jaya Vikas Kurhekar, PhD (microbiology), MBA (human resources), is presently Head and Associate Professor in Microbiology in the Department of Microbiology at the college Dr. Patangrao Kadam Mahavidyalaya, Sangli, India. She has published over 40 scientific papers and has also been a reviewer for journals. She has been an editor and contributor and has made significant contributions to the Encyclopedia of Scientists in Microbiology, being compiled and edited by the Maharashtra State Marathi Encyclopedia Creation Board, Mumbai, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry