Biopharmacological Activities of Medicinal Plants and Bioactive Compounds



Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI045000

Biopharmacological Activities of Medicinal Plants and Bioactive Compounds presents comprehensive coverage and recent advances surrounding phytopharmaceuticals, traditional and alternative systems of medicines and uses of nanotechnology in biopharmaceutical products. Sections cover the role of medicinal plants, bioactive and biophytopharmaceuticals in the management of cancer, hepatitis, HIV, analgesics, inflammation, antibacterial, viral infections, fungal infections, neurological disorders, diabetes, ENT infections, dental decay, cardiovascular disorders, skin diseases, antiproliferative etc. This volume also includes biogenic synthesis of various type of nanoparticles using medical plant extracts, seaweeds, algae, and fungi for the new drug discovery.

This volume sheds new light on the immense potential of medicinal plants for human health from different technological aspects. It presents new research on bioactive compounds in medicinal plants that provide health benefits, including those that have proven especially effective in treating and managing diabetes mellitus and hypertension. It looks at the medicinal properties, antioxidant capacity, and antimicrobial activity of plants and provides scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases. Many of the plants described in the chapters are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison to modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases.

The body of the book comprises thought-provoking and diverse chapters on the potential for utilization of plants in treating diseases of the skin and use of traditional medicine as anticancer, anti-HIV, and antibacterial agents. Each topic is introduced by providing a background on the disease, which contains updated statistics on the prevalence thereof, followed by the associated pathology, pharmacologically approved drugs currently on the market used for treatment of the disease, an array of medicinal plants used for treatment accompanied with a list of their active phytoconstituents and chemical structures thereof, as well as scientific evidence for use.

This book provides key information for everyone interested in drug discovery, including medicinal chemists, nutritionists, microbiologists, biochemists, toxicologists, drug developers and health care professionals. Students, professors and researchers working in the area of pharmaceutical sciences, botany, pharmaceutical microbiology, medical microbiology and beyond will also find the book useful.

Table of Contents



Section I. Medicinal Plants in the Management of Microbial and Physiological Diseases and Disorders

Chapter 1. Medicinal Herbs with Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Properties: A Potential Source of Alternative Medicine
(Aashaq Hussain Bhat – Department of Zoology, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India)

Chapter 2. Herbal Compounds Used as Antibacterial Negotiator: Medicinal Plants with Antibacterial Potential
(Tamanna Roy, Pooja Verma, Ajeet Singh – Department of Human Physiology with Community Health, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Neuroprotective Activities of Medicinal Plants and Natural Bioactive Compounds
(Priya Dev, Abhishek Pathak – Department of Neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India

Chapter 4. Therapeutic Importance of Medicinal Plants and Natural Drugs for Diabetes Management
(Taruneet Kaur, Divya Upadhyay, Kavita Rani, Shashank CG, Sandeep Kumar – Animal Biochemistry Department, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. Herbal Based Drug Discovery for Skin and Surgical Infectious Diseases
(Shehnaz Afreen, Wasifah Syed, Subhamoy Banerjee – School of Life Science, B S Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Vandalur, Chennai, India

Chapter 6. Therapeutic Values of Medicinal Plants and Bioactive Compounds for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Diseases
(Neha Sharma, Manpreet Singh Nanda, Vipin Saini, Nalini Pandey – Maharashi Markandeshwar University, Kumarhatti-Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, et al.)

Chapter 7. Therapeutic Values of Medicinal Plants and Bioactive Phytochemicals for Mouth infections and Dental Decay Diseases
(Priyanka Sharma, Ajeet Singh – Department of Pharmacology, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi, India, et al.)

Chapter 8. Plants Based Herbal Drugs for Cardiovascular Diseases
(Anuradha Singh, Vishal Kumar Singh – Department of Chemistry, Sadanlal Sanwaldas Khanna Girls’ Degree College, Prayagraj, India, et al.)

Chapter 9. Role of Traditional Practices and Ethno-medicinal Plants for the Management of Jaundice and Hepatic Diseases
(Ankit Kumar, Rashi Miglani, Mahendra Rana, Satpal Singh Bisht, Netrapal Singh, Ajeet Singh – Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhimtal Campus, Nainital, India, et al.)

Chapter 10. Antiproliferative Properties of Bryophytes
(Saumya Pandey – Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India)

Chapter 11. Plants Based Drug Discovery Update for Anti-HIV Disease Management
(Vishal Kumar Singh, Ajeet Singh, Anuradha Singh – Bioorganic Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, et al.)

Chapter 12. Antimicrobial Properties of Curcuma longa L. and their Bioactive Compounds
(Karanpriya, Veena Rani, Ajeet Singh – National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India, et al.)

Chapter 13. Nephroprotective Activities of Medicinal Plants and Natural Drugs
(Israel Ehizuelen Ebhohimen, Owen Norma Izevbigie – Department of Chemical Sciences (Biochemistry), Samuel Adegboyega University, Edo State, Nigeria, et al.)

Section II. Application of Nanotechnology in Biopharmaceuticals Production

Chapter 14. Fungal Based Biogenic Synthesis of Nanoparticles and their Biopharmacological Uses
(Ankita Gautam, Neelima Rathi, Seema Dwivedi, Ajeet Singh – School of Biotechnology Gautam Budha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, et al.)

Chapter 15. Biogenic Synthesis of Nanomaterials from Algae and Their Pharmacological Activities
(Javaria Kanwal, Kiran Mustafa, Sara Musaddiq, Samia Khakwani – Department of Chemistry, The Women University Multan, Pakistan)

Chapter 16. Phyto-synthesis of Nanomaterial from Medicinal Plants and their Therapeutic Importance in Drug Discovery
(Mohd Tasleem, Garima Chouhan, Humaira Rani, Meena Adhikari, Beena Rawat, Alpana Joshi, Snigdha Tiwari – ICAR-National Institute for Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi, India, et al.)

Chapter 17. Seaweeds Based Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles and their Pharmacological Activities
(Kiran Mustafa, Javaria Kanwal, Sara Musaddiq, Samina Aslam, Samia Khakwani – Department of Chemistry, The Women University Multan, Pakistan)

Chapter 18. Assays for Determining Biopharmacological Activities of Biogenic Nanoparticles: Assays for Biological Activities
(Alpana Joshi, Subrata K. Das, Beena Rawat, Snigdha Tiwari – Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology, Meerut, India, et al.)

Chapter 19. Biologically Synthesized/Conjugated Metallic Nanoparticles for Treatment of Viral Infectious Diseases
(Manish Kumar Dwivedi, Prashant Kumar Singh – Department of Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, District Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, India)

Chapter 20. Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Their Toxicity and Perturbing Properties in Living Beings and Biological System
(Shahla Nigar and Aashaq Hussain Bhat – Department of Animal Science, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India, et al.)

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