A Treasure of Pharmacologically Active Products from Plants

1st Edition - February 20, 2021

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  • Editors: Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Khalid Hakeem, Moonisa Aslam Dervash
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128241097
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241103

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Phytomedicine: A Treasure of Pharmacologically Active Products from Plants aims to present updated knowledge of plant-based medicines in terms of their research and development, production, and utilization, from the viewpoint of sustainability and by using the latest technologies. The book explores different phytometabolites on a mass scale, coupled with the efficacy, performance and applicability on target organisms to treat curable and fatal diseases. Readers will find a coherent package of phytotherapeutic information regarding inclusive assortment of research based, scientific amplitude of metabolites from the plant world encompassing various action plans. Information is presented sequentially regarding phytochemistry, biological activity and the serviceable aspects of bioactive compounds. The book also addresses various advancements and achievements of novel drugs from plants using molecular and enzymatic activities, and various technological tools in an ecofriendly fashion.

Key Features

  • Discusses phytotherapeutic properties for a wide range of medical conditions, including anti-pyretic, anti-infective, anti-malarial, Anti-AIDS, anti-diabetic, anti-cancerous, immune-modulatory applications
  • Includes a discussion of synergistic effects of formulations and antagonistic drug interactions
  • Addresses advancements and achievements of novel plant-based drugs using molecular, enzymatic activities and various technological tools in an eco-friendly fashion


Scholars, researchers, and other stakeholders in plant science, natural/alternative medicine, pharmacology and phytopharmacology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Phyomedicines Diversity, extraction and conservation strategies
    2. Biotechnological approaches for conservation of medicinal plants
    3. Plant biotechnologies for processing raw products in Phytomedicines
    4. Phytomedicine and Phyto-nanocomposites
    5. Herbal Medicine Old practice and modern perspectives
    6. Bioactive compounds obtained from plants, their pharmacological applications and encapsulation
    7. Medicinal plants and their traditional uses
    8. Perspectives of phytotherapeutics diagnosis and cure
    9. Ethnobotanical perspectives in the treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases
    10. Health benefits of bioactive compounds from microalgae
    11. Some Special Diets Used as Neutraceuticals in Unani Medicine with Modern Aspect
    12. Phytomedicines synergistic and antagonistic interactions phytometabolites-drug
    13. Role of genetically modified plants repository in biopharmaceutical industries
    14. Role of Phytomedicines in Metabolic Disorders
    15. Artemisia amygdalina Decne - A Rich Repository of Pharmacologically Vital Phytoconstituents
    16. Bioprospecting of Endophytic fungi for Antibacterial and Antifungal activities
    17. Bioprospecting appraisal of Himalayan Pindrow Fir for pharmacological applications
    18. Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Secondary Metabolites Bioactivity and Pharmaceutical Potential
    19. The inhibitory role of the metabolites of Moringa oleiferaseeds in cancer cells by apoptosis and cell cycle arre
    20. The Medicinal properties of Olaxsubscorpioidea
    21. Phyto-therapeutic Agents for Neurodegenerative Disorder A Neuro-pharmacological Review
    22. Hepatotoxicity, its physiological pathways and control measures using natural phytochemicals and plant metabolites
    23. Nano-sized Delivery Systems for Plant-derived Therapeutic Compounds and their Synthetic Derivative for Ca
    24. Potential anti-oxidative response of bioactive products from Ganoderma lucidum and Podophyllum hexandrum
    25. Phytomedicine and the COVID pandemic
    26. Phytopharmaceutical marketing A case study of USPs used for phytomedicine promotion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 774
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: February 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128241097
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241103

About the Editors

Rouf Ahmad Bhat

Dr. Rouf Ahmad Bhat is working in Cluster University Srinagar (J&K), India in the capacity of Assistant Professor and his specialisation is in Limnology, Toxicology, Phyto-chemistry and Phytoremediation. He is an author of more than 53 scientific articles and 35 book chapters, and has published 18 books with international publishers. Dr. Bhat has worked as an Associate Environmental Expert in World Bank funded Flood Recovery Project and also Environmental Support Staff in Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded development projects. He has received many awards, appreciations and recognitions for his services to the science of water testing, air and noise analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Renowned Researcher and Instructor in Environmental Sciences, Department of School Education, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Khalid Hakeem

Khalid Rehman Hakeem is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. He has more than 12 years of experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions as well as in environmental studies. He has edited 60 books, authored 65 book chapters, and produced over 120 research publications with international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Moonisa Aslam Dervash

Moonisa Aslam Dervash is an assistant professor at Cluster University Srinagar, with specializations in mesofauna, phyto-chemistry, and carbon sequestration. She is the author of numerous research articles and has published several books with international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Cluster University Srinagar, Srinagar, India

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