Herbal Medicines

Herbal Medicines

A Boon for Healthy Human Life

1st Edition - February 14, 2022

Write a review

  • Editors: Hifzur Siddique, Maryam Sarwat
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906999
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905725

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (EPub, PDF)
Available
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order

Description

Herbal Medicines: A Boon for Healthy Human Life provides a comprehensive overview of the role of herbal medicines for treating a broad variety of human diseases, from neurological disorders to cancer and major disorders such as infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, and more. Each chapter summarizes the current state and future direction of the use of herbal medicines against multiple diseases from a translational point-of-view, making this reference a valuable source of information for a large audience, including researchers and healthcare providers interested in the field of herbal remedies.

Key Features

  • Discusses essential evidence-based information about herbal medicines
  • Provides an update to new discoveries and recent advances on the use of herbal medicines to treat multiple human diseases
  • Includes information on clinical studies and covers all major medicinal compounds, including alkaloids, glycosides, polyphenols and terpenes

Readership

Researchers, graduate students and health care professionals interested in the general field of herbal remedies. Researchers working in natural product drug discovery, plant scientists, pharmacists and chemists

Table of Contents

  • Cover Image
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • About the Editors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1 Neurological disorders
  • Chapter 1 Herbal drugs an alternative medicine for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Preclinical and clinical trial review
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Herbal drugs formulations in preclinical trials
  • 1.3 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Review on correlations between depression and nutritional status of elderly patients
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Correlations between depression and nutritional status of elderly patients
  • 2.3 Nutritional status of the elderly patients
  • 2.4 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Herbal remedies against Huntington's disease: Preclinical evidences and future directions
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Anti-HD activity of crude/semi-purified plant fractions/extract
  • 3.3 Anti-HD activity of plant derived natural compounds
  • 3.4 Anti-HD activity of herbal formulations
  • 3.5 Discussion
  • 3.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Alternate medicinal approach for the treatment of depression/mood disorder
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Role of herbal medicine in depression/mood disorder
  • 4.3 Conclusion
  • References
  • Part 2 Oral health
  • Chapter 5 Leveraging microbicidal and immunosuppressive potential of herbal medicine in oral diseases
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Therapeutic use of plant products on oral diseases
  • 5.3 Molecular mechanisms of action of natural products against oral pathogens
  • 5.4 Plant products and immunity boosting
  • 5.5 Routinely used immune modulating plant products
  • 5.6 Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • Part 3 Metabolic disorders and overall health
  • Chapter 6 Herbal medicines for the treatment of metabolic syndrome
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Epidemiology of metabolic syndrome
  • 6.3 Pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome
  • 6.4 Visceral adiposity
  • 6.5 Insulin resistance
  • 6.6 Inflammation
  • 6.7 Current modern therapies for metabolic syndrome
  • 6.8 Possible mechanism/s underlying the protective effects of herbal medicines in metabolic syndrome
  • 6.9 Efficacy in clinical trials
  • 6.10 Limitations of herbal medicines
  • 6.11 Modern approaches to investigate for the molecular mechanisms of herbal medicines
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Pharmacological importance of the active molecule “guggulsterone” in overall human health
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Therapeutic effects of guggulsterone
  • 7.3 Conclusion and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Herbal medicines for diabetes: Insights and recent advancement
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Herbal medicines of diabetes
  • 8.3 Traditional herbal antidiabetic drugs
  • 8.4 Herbal marketed formulations of diabetes mellitus
  • 8.5 Recent advancement in herbal medicines of diabetes
  • 8.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9 Diabetes -- a metabolic disorder: Herbal medicines on rescue
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Herbal plants as a remedy for diabetes (Fig. 9.1)
  • 9.3 Herbal plants exhibiting multiple mode of action in management of diabetes (Fig. 9.2)
  • 9.4 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Rheumatoid arthritis and alternative medicine
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Medicinal herbs in arthritis
  • 10.3 Herbal marketed formulations for rheumatoid arthritis
  • 10.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11 Traditional nutritional and health practices to tackle the lifestyle diseases
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Impact of lifestyle on an individual's health
  • 11.3 Lifestyle diseases: an emerging epidemic which needs urgent attention
  • 11.4 Occupational lifestyle diseases
  • 11.5 Lifestyle affecting pregnancy and lactation
  • 11.6 Infertility
  • 11.7 Ways to treat lifestyle disorders
  • 11.8 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 12 Ethnic foods and concentrates: Its role in health protection
  • Abstract
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Classification of ethnic food
  • 12.3 Traditional and folkloric ethnic foods of different provinces of world
  • 12.4 Religious ethnic foods
  • 12.5 Role of spices in ethnic food
  • 12.6 Food concentrates
  • 12.7 Advantage and disadvantage of ethnic food
  • 12.8 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
  • References
  • Chapter 13 Role of natural products as therapeutic option against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Abstract
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Underlying molecular mechanisms in natural product based therapeutic strategy against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • 13.3 Natural bioactive compounds against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • 13.4 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Part 4 Skin disorders
  • Chapter 14 Herbal medicines and skin disorders
  • Abstract
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Psoriasis
  • 14.3 Atopic dermatitis
  • 14.4 Acne
  • 14.5 Nonmelanoma skin cancers
  • 14.6 Melanoma
  • 14.7 Dermatophytosis
  • 14.8 Herbal medicines in skin disorders
  • 14.9 Herbal medicines in psoriasis
  • 14.10 Herbal medicines in atopic dermatitis
  • 14.11 Herbal medicines in acne
  • 14.12 Herbal medicines in melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers
  • 14.13 Herbal medicines in dermatophytosis
  • 14.14 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 15 Herbal medicine and common dermatologic diseases
  • Abstract
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Acne and herbal medicine
  • 15.3 Atopic dermatitis and herbal medicine
  • 15.4 Psoriasis and herbal medicine
  • 15.5 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 16 Role of herbal products as therapeutic agents against ultraviolet radiation-induced skin disorders
  • Abstract
  • 16.1 Introduction
  • 16.2 Herbs and phtoprotection
  • 16.3 Plant bioactive molecules
  • 16.4 Plant extracts
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 17 On bioactive compounds and the endophyte community in medicinal plants: Bioprocessing nature's abundance for skin disorder treatment
  • Abstract
  • 17.1 Skin overview
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • References
  • Part 5 Reproductive disorders
  • Chapter 18 Future of herbal medicines in assisted reproduction
  • Abstract
  • 18.1 Introduction
  • 18.2 Men/male associated infertility and the herbal interventions
  • 18.3 Women/female-associated infertility and herbal interventions
  • 18.4 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
  • References
  • Chapter 19 Herbal medicine to cure male reproductive dysfunction
  • Abstract
  • 19.1 Introduction
  • 19.2 Herbal medicines
  • 19.3 Male reproductive disorder
  • 19.4 Conclusion
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 20 Polycystic ovarian syndrome: Causes and therapies by herbal medicine
  • Abstract
  • 20.1 Introduction
  • 20.2 Pathophysiology
  • 20.3 Genetic and epigenetic basis of polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • 20.4 Therapeutic approaches
  • 20.5 Alternative medicines
  • 20.6 Concluding remarks
  • References
  • Part 6 Infectious diseases
  • Chapter 21 Emerging natural product based alternative therapeutics for tuberculosis
  • Abstract
  • 21.1 Introduction: Recent directions in the therapeutics for tuberculosis and underlying challenges
  • 21.2 Recent development in natural product based alternative tuberculosis therapeutic options
  • 21.3 Candidate natural products and their derivatives for alternative tuberculosis therapy
  • References
  • Chapter 22 Unraveling of inhibitory potential of phytochemicals against SARS-CoV-2 using in-silico approach
  • Abstract
  • 22.1 Introduction
  • 22.2 Overview of SARS-CoV-2 structure and infection
  • 22.3 COVID-19 vaccines v/s anti-SARS-Cov-2 phytochemicals
  • 22.4 Molecular docking and simulations
  • 22.5 Screening of potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 phytochemicals using in-silico approach
  • 22.6 Conclusion
  • Contribution
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 23 Ethnopharmacological reports on herbs used in the management of tuberculosis
  • Abstract
  • 23.1 Introduction
  • 23.2 Rationale behind herbal treatment over regular treatment
  • 23.3 Conclusion
  • References
  • Part 7 Cardiovascular disorders
  • Chapter 24 Cardiovascular disorders and herbal medicines in India
  • Abstract
  • 24.1 Introduction
  • 24.2 Cardiovascular disease and disorders
  • 24.3 Major risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • 24.4 Herbal treatment
  • 24.5 Indian medicinal plants (used for cardiovascular disease management)
  • 24.6 Medicinal plants and cardiovascular disease
  • 24.7 Conclusions
  • References
  • Part 8 Cancer
  • Chapter 25 Targeting metabolism with herbal therapy: A preventative approach toward cancer
  • Abstract
  • 25.1 Introduction
  • 25.2 Major targets of metabolic reprogramming in malignant cells
  • 25.3 Herbal compounds in modulating cancer metabolic reprogramming
  • 25.4 Clinical studies on the use of herbal compounds in cancer management
  • 25.5 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of Interest
  • References
  • Chapter 26 An introduction to herbal medicines and palliative care of cancer patients and related diseases through times in Turkey
  • Abstract
  • 26.1 Introduction
  • 26.2 The pattern of prescribing medicines through time
  • 26.3 Some important physicians during the Arab period
  • 26.4 Turkish medical systems in Anatolia
  • 26.5 Hospitals and teaching of medicine
  • 26.6 Post World War I period and democracy
  • 26.7 Palliative care system
  • 26.8 The general and oncologists approaches
  • 26.9 Concern about erosion of ethnomedicinal knowledge about plants
  • 26.10 Need of documentation with mutidisciplinery approach
  • 26.11 Therapeutic value
  • 26.12 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 27 Effects of Amygdalin on prostate cancer
  • Abstract
  • 27.1 Introduction
  • 27.2 Materials and methods
  • 27.3 Discussion
  • References
  • Chapter 28 Protective effects of plant-derived natural products against hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Abstract
  • 28.1 Introduction
  • 28.2 Oxidative stress and capturing it to prevent hepatocellular carcinoma
  • 28.3 Apoptosis and antiapoptotic treatment to prevent hepatocellular carcinoma
  • 28.4 Inflammation and anti-inflammatory herbal drugs to prevent hepatocellular carcinoma development
  • 28.5 Hepatitis B, C infection and treatment to prevent hepatocellular carcinoma development
  • 28.6 Cytotoxic agents, apoptosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • 28.7 Other herbal management
  • 28.8 Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Conflict of interest
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 29 Herbal medicines and bladder cancer
  • Abstract
  • 29.1 Bladder cancer
  • 29.2 Therapeutic advances in bladder cancer
  • 29.3 Complementary and alternative medicine for bladder cancer
  • 29.4 Korean medicine against bladder cancer
  • 29.5 Case reports of urothelial bladder cancer patients treated with Korean medicine
  • 29.6 Chinese herbal therapy for bladder cancer
  • 29.7 Frankincense oil in bladder cancer treatment
  • 29.8 Other herbal remedies used in bladder cancer treatment
  • References
  • Chapter 30 Mixed effects and mechanisms of cannabinoids for triple-negative breast cancer treatment
  • Abstract
  • 30.1 Introduction
  • 30.2 Classification of breast cancer
  • 30.3 Triple-negative breast cancer
  • 30.4 Marijuanna-derived compounds
  • 30.5 Cannabinoid receptors
  • 30.6 Anticancer effects of cannabinoids in triple-negative breast cancer
  • 30.7 Cellular mechanisms of anticancer effects of cannabinoids
  • 30.8 Molecular mechanisms of cannabinoids
  • 30.9 Mixed actions of cannabinoids in other cancer types
  • References
  • Part 9 Concern
  • Chapter 31 A sound comprehension of molecular biology and relevant biotechnology is a prerequisite for research on the molecular mechanisms of traditional Chinese medicine, mainly medicinal herbs
  • Abstract
  • 31.1 Introduction
  • 31.2 There are unsolved problems in translation of traditional Chinese medicine theory into the western medicine language
  • 31.3 One gene has many RNA and protein products
  • 31.4 Most published traditional Chinese medicine studies do not address the issue of RNA or protein multiplicity
  • 31.5 Many traditional Chinese medicine studies do not consider technical pitfalls in common methods for DNA and RNA analyses
  • 31.6 Signaling transduction networking is even more intricate and its studies are more problematic
  • 31.7 Traditional Chinese medicine professionals have an innate disadvantage in translating traditional Chinese medicine theory into the western medicine language
  • 31.8 How should the above mentioned constraints be vanquished to advance traditional Chinese medicine?
  • 31.9 Conclusions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 718
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: February 14, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906999
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905725

About the Editors

Hifzur Siddique

Dr. Siddique is working as a Senior Assistant Professor at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, India, and got post-doctoral trainings at the University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota & University of S. California, USA. His research specializations are Cancer Biology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology. He is now the Programme Director of Molecular Cancer Genetics and Translational Research program at AMU. He is, so far, published more than 75 original research papers in journals like Nature Communications, Hepatology, Stem Cells, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Genes and Cancer, Seminars in Cancer Biology, Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, Dalton Transections, Cor-ordination Chemistry Reviews, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, etc. He is the recipient of several academic awards such SBUR-Young Scientist Travel Award, USA; IABS-Outstanding Cancer Research Award, India; SPER-Innovative Researcher Award, India; “AEDS-Distinguish Scientist Award,” India, etc. He is a member of several scientific societies/associations such as the American Association of Cancer Research, National Academy Sciences, India, Indian Association for Cancer Research, etc. He regularly delivers invited talks, filed four patents, and 26-awards/honors to his credit. Further, he serves as an editorial member of five Journals and reviewers of more than 50 reputed international journals. Multiple Government Agencies of India support his ongoing research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, Molecular Cancer Genetics and Translational Research Lab, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Maryam Sarwat

Dr. Maryam Sarwat is an Indian Citizen, working as an Associate Professor in the Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida. She has obtained her Ph. D. in 2007 and completed postdoctoral research at ICGEB, New Delhi. She has received several research grants from various R & D agencies such as DST, DBT, CCRUM and SERB in India. She has presented her findings in scientific conferences in various countries like Germany, Czech Republic and France etc. Dr. Sarwat has mentored six PhD and fifteen Masters’ students. She has more than 55 international publications in reputed journals and three patents to her credit. She is the recipient of the prestigious “Scientist of the Year Award” in 2015. Dr. Sarwat has published two volumes of “Stress Signaling in Plants, Genomics and Proteomics Perspective” with Springer Nature in 2013 and 2017. She has also authored two books with Elsevier entitled ‘Senescence Signaling and Control in Plants’ in 2018 and ‘Saffron: The Age-Old Panacea in a New Light’ in the early 2020. She has also published the title ‘Environment and Human Health’ through King Abdul Aziz University Press in 2020. Her two volumes on ‘Ethnic Knowledge on Biodiversity, Nutrition and Health Security’ are due for publication by Taylor and Francis in 2021. She has served various international journals as reviewer

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida, India

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

Latest reviews

(Total rating for all reviews)

  • Book l. Fri Mar 11 2022

    Excellent Collection

    Excellent collection of literature on all the major diseases. I recommend this Book to everyone who is directly or indirectly related to herbal medicine.