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Contemporary Phytomedicines

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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,...

Cancer Inhibitors from Chinese Natural Medicines

1st Edition

Jun-Ping Xu
December 01, 2016

Nature is an attractive source of therapeutic and preventive compounds, and with such chemical diversity found in millions of species of plants, over 60% of currently used anticancer agents are derived from natural sources. Cancer Inhibitors from Chinese Natural Medicines summarizes new...

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

1st Edition

Gokare A. Ravishankar, Akula Ramakrishna
November 16, 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...

Nutraceuticals and Health: Review of Human Evidence

1st Edition

Somdat Mahabir, Yashwant V. Pathak
November 16, 2016

Although health claims for nutraceuticals range from the fantastic to the sublime, most of these claims are based on cell culture studies and have not been validated in humans, making them inadequate for public health recommendations. Focusing on human population-based research (epidemiology...

Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine

1st Edition

Laïd Boukraâ
November 16, 2016

The use of honey can be traced back to the Stone Age. Evidence can be found for its nutritional and medicinal use beginning with prehistoric and ancient civilizations. Currently, there is a resurgence of scientific interest in natural medicinal products, such as honey, by researchers, the medical...

Flavonoids and Related Compounds: Bioavailability and Function

1st Edition

Jeremy P. E. Spencer, Alan Crozier
November 16, 2016

Flavonoids exert a multiplicity of biological effects on humans and can have beneficial implications for numerous disease states. Flavonoids and Related Compounds: Bioavailability and Function examines current knowledge regarding the absorption, metabolism, and bioavailability of individual...

Handbook of Metallonutraceuticals

1st Edition

Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak, Jayant N. Lokhande
November 16, 2016

The nutritional and medicinal value of metals, such as zinc, calcium, and iron, has been known in traditional medicine for a long time. Other metals, such as silver and gold, may also have therapeutic and health benefits. Ancient medicines have long incorporated their use in the treatment of...

Plant Specialized Metabolism: Genomics, Biochemistry, and Biological Functions

1st Edition

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,...

DNA Engineering: Properties and Applications

1st Edition

Kenji Mizoguchi, Hirokazu Sakamoto
September 13, 2016

This book presents basic information about DNA, along with comprehensive theoretical introduction to DNA. It discusses recent developments in divalent-metal-ion inserted M-DNA complex, which gives rise to the possibility of DNA application to electronic functionality. Further, the book describes...

Essential Oils: Contact Allergy and Chemical Composition

1st Edition

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...

Medicinal Plants and Malaria: Applications, Trends, and Prospects

1st Edition

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...