Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications

Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications

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  • Editors: Subhash C. Mandal, Amit Kumar Nayak, Amal Kumar Dhara
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323900805
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323858526

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Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications presents extensive detailed information on all the vital principles, basics and fundamental aspects of multiple herbal biomolecules in the healthcare industry. This book examines important herbal biomolecules including alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, anthraquinones, steroids, polysaccharides, tannins and polyphenolic compounds, terpenes, fats and waxes, proteins and peptides, and vitamins. These herbal biomacromolecules are responsible for different bioactivities as well as pharmacological potentials. A systematic understanding of the extraction, purification, characterization, applications of these herbal biomolecules and their derivatives in healthcare fields is developed in this comprehensive book. Chapters explore the key topics along with an emphasis on recent research and developments in healthcare fields by leading experts. They include updated literature review of the relevant key topics, good quality illustrations, chemical structures, flow charts, well-organized tables and case studies. Herbal Biomolecules in Healthcare Applications will be useful for researchers working on natural products and biomolecules with bioactivity and nutraceutical properties. Professionals specializing in scientific areas such as biochemistry, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, clinics, or engineering focused on bioactive natural products will find this book useful.

Key Features

  • Provides a study of different type of biomolecules from herbal extracts and their bioactivities as well as their application in the healthcare industry
  • Contributions by global leaders and experts from academia, industry and regulatory agencies, who have been considered as pioneers in the application of herbal biomolecules in the diverse healthcare fields
  • Includes updated literature review along with practical examples and research case studies


Researchers working on natural products and biomolecules with bioactivity and nutraceutical properties. Professionals specializing in scientific areas such as biochemistry, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, clinics, or engineering focused on bioactive natural products. Advanced students studying natural products

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Introduction
    1. Introduction to herbal biomolecules
    Section II: Extraction and purification
    2. Extraction of herbal biomolecules
    3. Purification of herbal biomolecules
    Section III: Chemistry, phytopharmacology and characterization
    4. Chemistry of herbal biomolecules
    5. Variation of biomolecules in plant species
    6. Phytopharmacology of herbal biomolecules
    7. Analytical characterization of herbal biomolecules
    8.Bioactivity characterization herbal biomolecules
    Section IV: Families
    9.Herbal carbohydrates in healthcare
    10. Herbal oil in healthcare
    11. Essential oils and their bioactive molecules in health care
    12. Herbal glycosides in healthcare
    13. Herbal alkaloids in healthcare
    14. Herbal flavonoids in healthcare
    15. Herbal terpenoids in healthcare
    16. Herbal coumarins in healthcare
    Section V: Bioactivity and applications
    17. Plant Biomolecule Antimicrobials: An Alternative For Food Security And Safety
    18. Antidiabetic herbal biomolecules
    19. Herbal Biomolecules: Anticancer agents
    20. Herbal biomolecules acting on central nervous system
    21. Herbal biomolecules as nutraceuticals
    22. Herbal immunomodulators
    23. Herbal antilithiatic biomolecules
    24. Herbal aphrodisiac biomolecules in the management of male reproductive and sexual problems: connecting nature with clinics
    25. Herbal biopolysaccharides in drug delivery
    Section VI: Standardization, regulatory and clinical trials
    26. Standardization of herbal biomolecules
    27. Regulatory considerations of herbal biomolecules
    28. Clinical trials of herbal biomolecules

Product details

  • No. of pages: 750
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: October 5, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323900805
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323858526

About the Editors

Subhash C. Mandal

Dr. Subhash C. Mandal, PhD is Professor at Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Professor Mandal is the recipient of prestigious awards including Endeavour Research Award, Government of Australia; Distinguished Education & Research Award, AAiPS, USA; Talented Scientist Award, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; SAARC Fellowship Award, University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh; Fast Track Young Scientist Award, Department of Science and Technology , UGC Research Award, India and Outstanding University Teachers’ Award , Department of higher education , Government of West Bengal , India. He has supervised more than 30 doctoral and 25 M. Pharm scholars and has more than 300 research publications, several patents, books and book chapters to his credit. Professor Mandal has delivered more than 50 research presentations around the globe, has chaired many international conferences, and successfully completed more than 10 government-funded research projects. He is reviewer and board member of several high-impact journals and is a recognized host scientist for many international research programs with developing countries sponsored by the Indian Government. He has visited more than 30 countries for various scientific deliberations, collaborations and exchange programmes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkota, India

Amit Kumar Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

Amal Kumar Dhara

Dr. Amal Kumar Dhara (M. Pharm, PhD) has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology, especially in the field of Neuropharmacology, Anti-inflammatory, Antiulcer, free radical scavenging activities of Indian indigenous plants. He has earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Currently, Dr. Dhara is working as Lecturer in Pharmacy (Selection Grade –II Equivalent to Associate Professor) at Contai Polytechnic, Govt. West Bengal, India. Dr. Dhara has also served as Production Executive at M/S Deys Medical Stores Mfg (UP) Ltd., U.P., India for more than three years. Till date, he has authored over 10 research and review publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Dhara has participated and presented his research work at several conferences in India and abroad. He is life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Pharmacological Society and a Registered Pharmacist.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Pharmacy, Pharmacy Department, Contai Polytechnic, Government of West Bengal, Contai, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India

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