Mangroves with Therapeutic Potential for Human Health

Mangroves with Therapeutic Potential for Human Health

Global Distribution, Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry, and Biopharmaceutical Application

1st Edition - September 7, 2022

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  • Authors: M. Fawzi Mahomoodally, Nabeelah Sadeer
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323993326

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Mangroves with Therapeutic Potential for Human Health: Global Distribution, Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry, and Biopharmaceutical Applications explores, for the first time in a book, the exciting potential of mangroves for therapeutic applications in medicine and pharmacology. This authoritative, illustrated and clearly written book pairs the fascinating biodiversity of mangroves with their promising pharmacological propensities. Providing a comprehensive and authoritative overview, the book explores the important aspects related to mangroves, including global distribution, medicinal values and pharmaceutical applications in one source. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, academics in the field of herbal medicine, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, ethnopharmacology, biotechnology, marine biology, microbiology, as well as professionals in the pharmaceutical industries.

Key Features

  • Discusses the possible pharmaceutical applications of mangroves
  • Provides all relevant information on the medicinal uses of mangroves in an easily accessible collection
  • Contains high-quality illustrations to help with understanding and identification


Researchers, academics, graduate and undergraduate students who work with natural products

Table of Contents

  • Section I: A global overview on the biodiversity and biogeographical distribution of mangrove ecosystems and their connection with people
    1. Introduction to mangrove plants: Protectors of the marine environment and of human health
    2. Mangroves and People

    Section II: Mangroves in medicines
    3. Biopharmaceutical applications of mangrove plants: Opening a new door to disease management and prevention
    4. Mangroves and their associated fungal endophytes: A prolific source of novel phytochemicals

    Section III: Monographs of medicinally important mangrove plants
    5.Acanthus ilicifolius L.
    6. Aegialitis rotundifolia Roxb.
    7. Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco
    8. Avicennia germinans (L.) L
    9. Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh.
    10. Avicennia officinalis L.
    11. Bruguiera cylindrica (L.) Blume
    12. Bruguiera gymnorhiza (L.) Lam
    13. Bruguiera parviflora (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. ex Griff.
    14. Ceriops decandra (Griff.) W. Theob.
    15. Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C. B. Rob.
    16. Excoecaria agallocha L.
    17. Heritiera fomes Buch. -Ham.
    18. Heritiera littoralis Aiton
    19. Kandelia candel (L.) Druce.
    20. Lumnitzera racemosa Willd.
    21. Nypa fruticans Wurmb
    22. Pelliciera rhizophorae Planch. & Triana
    23. Rhizophora apiculata Blume
    24. Rhizophora mucronata Lam.
    25. Rhizophora mangle L.
    26. Rhizophora racemosa G. Mey.
    27. Sonneratia apetala Buch.-Ham.
    28. Xylocarpus granatum J. Koenig

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 7, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323993326

About the Authors

M. Fawzi Mahomoodally

Dr. Mahomoodally read for his MPhil/PhD in collaboration between University of Mauritius and H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicines and Drug Research, Karachi, Pakistan. He was promoted on a fast track basis from lecturer to senior lecturer and then Professor. He served as Head of Department of Health Sciences (2016-2018), and Board Member of Association for African Medicinal Plant Standards. He led a team from Mauritius to participate in the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Africa program, at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education in 2016. He is a scientific editor/reviewer/book proposal and grant evaluator and PhD examiner of >100 peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books, and international grant reviewer. Dr. Mahomoodally is an active researcher and the principal supervisor/mentor of >160 undergraduate, 1 postdoctoral fellow, 1 Fulbright scholar, 7 MSc, 13 PhD students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Mauritius, Mauritius; Extraordinary Professor, Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacen), North West University, South Africa; Visiting Professor, Lab of Drug Discovery and Molecular Engineering, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China; Visiting Researcher: Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Vietnam

Nabeelah Sadeer

Nabeelah received her M.S. degree in Forensic Science at Staffordshire University (U.K.) in 2016 and her B.S. degree in Chemistry at University of Mauritius (Mauritius) in 2014. Since 2017, she has been pursuing her Ph.D. at the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Mauritius under the supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Fawzi Mahomoodally. Her current research focuses on the phytochemical analysis and pharmacological properties of mangrove plants and their associated fungal endophytes. She is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Nabeelah is efficient at multitasking, can effectively lead a team and works well either independently or in group. In her short period as PhD student (since 2017), Nabeelah has authored and co-authored 30 publications in high impact factor journals and prestigious books with several other articles and book chapters under preparation/review.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Mauritius, Mauritius

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