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The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species

K. N. Nair
April 11, 2017

Syzygium is a well-known source of the globally traded clove as well as the widely cultivated jambolan, water apple, rose apple, wax apple, mountain apple, and several other underutilized species. These plants have multiple uses as edible fruits, medicine, spice, food colorants, and flavorings. The...

Contemporary Phytomedicines

Amritpal Singh Saroya
February 13, 2017

The term phytomedicine was coined by French physician Henri Leclerc in 1913. Till recently phytomedicine has remained in the background. But due to emerging challenges to the conventional pharmaceutical industry (cost effectiveness and potency of the drugs), phytomedicine has made a dramatic...

Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Approach

K. B. Harikumar
December 06, 2016

Recent global cancer statistical data has clearly indicated that prostate cancer is currently the second most frequently diagnosed cancer (at 15% of all male cancers) and globally the sixth leading cause of cancer death in males. This book is a summary of prostate cancer, covering its incidence,...

Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health

Gokare A. Ravishankar, Akula Ramakrishna
November 10, 2016

Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health highlights the significance of the plant sources of serotonin and melatonin in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and food science. Over the last few decades, an enormous amount of research data has...

Plant Specialized Metabolism: Genomics, Biochemistry, and Biological Functions

Gen-ichiro Arimura, Massimo Maffei
October 21, 2016

Recent advances in science have clarified the role of plant specialized metabolites (classically known as plant secondary metabolites), which cannot be considered only bioactive molecules used for human health but also pivotal factors for the global ecosystem. They play major roles in plant life,...

Essential Oils: Contact Allergy and Chemical Composition

Anton C. de Groot, Erich Schmidt
May 23, 2016

Essential Oils: Contact Allergy and Chemical Composition provides a full review of contact allergy to essential oils along with detailed analyses of the chemical composition of essential oils known to cause contact allergy. In addition to literature data, this book presents the results of nearly...

Botanical Miracles: Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World

Raymond Cooper, Jeffrey John Deakin
February 17, 2016

As the shortcomings of purely synthetic approaches to biochemical discovery and development are becoming more apparent, a renaissance of interest in the chemistry of natural products as sources for new compounds is occurring. A unique approach to natural products chemistry, Botanical Miracles:...

Medicinal Plants and Malaria: Applications, Trends, and Prospects

Woon-Chien Teng, Ho Han Kiat, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Hwee-Ling Koh
January 22, 2016

Malaria is a potentially life-threatening disease that affects millions worldwide, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The recent emergence and spread of multidrug resistance in parts of Southeast Asia prompts the urgent need for novel and effective therapy against the disease. Medicinal Plants and...

Planar Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry

Teresa Kowalska, Mieczyslaw Sajewicz, Joseph Sherma
December 15, 2015

Planar Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry focuses on a relatively new approach to chemical analysis in general, and to separation science in particular. It is the first book to systemically cover the theoretical background, techniques, instrumentation, and practical applications of planar...

Natural Products Desk Reference

John Buckingham, Caroline M. Cooper, Rupert Purchase
December 09, 2015

Written by the team that brought you the prestigious Dictionary of Natural Products (DNP), the Natural Products Desk Reference provides a concise overview of the key structural types of natural products and their interrelationship. A structurally diverse group, ranging from simple aliphatic carbon...

Aromatherapy: Basic Mechanisms and Evidence Based Clinical Use

Giacinto Bagetta, Marco Cosentino, Tsukasa Sakurada
November 24, 2015

Recent clinical studies have demonstrated an impact of aromatherapy on the control of symptoms associated with human diseases not fully controlled by conventional therapy. Aromatherapy: Basic Mechanisms and Evidence Based Clinical Use provides an up-to-date compilation of background scientific...

Antimicrobials: Synthetic and Natural Compounds

Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran, Nooruddin Thajuddin, A. Panneerselvam
November 24, 2015

Antimicrobials: Synthetic and Natural Compounds summarizes the latest research regarding the possibilities of the most important natural antimicrobial compounds derived from various plant sources containing a wide variety of secondary metabolites. With collected contributions from international...

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