Plant Science & Botany

Innovations in Plant Science for Better Health: From Soil to Fork

Plant- and Marine-Based Phytochemicals for Human Health
Attributes, Potential, and Use

Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD
Durgesh Nandini Chauhan, MPharm

Plant- and Marine-Based Phytochemicals for Human Health

In production
Pub Date: June 2018
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886703
Pages: Approx 418p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Plant Science for Better Health: From Soil to Fork
Notes: 20 color and 17 b/w illustrations

This new book, Plant- and Marine-Based Phytochemicals for Human Health: Attributes, Potential, and Use, provides insight with scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases. It describes bioactive compounds of marine and plant origin that have been discovered to be advantageous for human health, shedding new light on the potential of phytochemicals and contributing to the ocean of knowledge on phytochemistry and pharmaceutical biology. In addition, the role of plant-based pharmaceuticals is also discussed as an example of innovative uses of plant product.

This book addresses the importance of phytochemicals from plants and marine life. It divided in four parts:

  • Bioactive compounds in medicinal plants: status and potential
  • Plant-based pharmaceuticals in human health: review
  • Therapeutic attributes of mushroom, cereal grains, and legumes
  • Innovative use of medicinal plants
This compendium will be useful for students and researchers as well as for industry professionals working in the food, nutraceuticals, and herbal industries.

Key features:
  • Presents recent scientific studies on the antimicrobial properties of several marine- and plant-based extracts
  • Provides a review of phytochemical applications in human health and drug delivery systems
  • Considers the challenges and opportunities of herbal drug development


1. Herbal Drug Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Bhagyashree Kamble, Neelam Athawale, Anand Gugale, Ashika Advankar, Ashwini Ghagare, Shankar Katekhaye, Abhishek Kulkarni, and Priyanka Kanukuntla

2. Antimicrobial Properties of Traditional Medicinal Plants: Status and Potential
V. Duraipandiyan, T. William Raja, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, and Ignacimuthu Savarimuthu

3. Marine Bioactive Compounds: Innovative Trends in Food and Medicine
Munawar Abbas, Farhan Saeed, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

4. Monoterpenes Based Pharmaceuticals: A Review of Applications in Human Health and Drug Delivery Systems
Irina Pereira, Aleksandra Zielińska, Francisco J. Veiga, Ana C. Santos, Izabela Nowak, Amélia M. Silva, and Eliana B. Souto

5. Role of Nutraceuticals in Prevention of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver
Sahar Y. Al-Okbi

6. Black Cumin: A Review on Phytochemistry, Antioxidant Potential, Extraction Techniques, and Therapeutic Perspectives
Muhammad Jawad Iqbal, Masood Sadiq Butt, and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

7. Therapeutic Medicinal Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum): A Review of Bioactive Compounds and Their Applications
Anuja Bhardwaj and Kshipra Misra

8. Nutritional Attributes of Cereal Grains and Legumes as Functional Food: A Review
Vikas Dadwal, Himani Agrawal, Shriya Bhatt, Robin Joshi, and Mahesh Gupta

9. Therapeutic Implications of Rhodiola Sp. for High Altitude Maladies: A Review
Kalpana Kumari Barhwal, Kushal Kumar, Suryanarayan Biswal, and Sunil Kumar Hota

10. Herbal Plants as Potential Bioavailability Enhancers
Josline Y. Salib and Sayed A. El-Toumy

11. Formulated Natural Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM): A Key to Restore Women’s Health
A. Anita Margret, S. Aishwarya, and J. Theboral


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Megh R. Goyal, PhD
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering in 1986 from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. On September 16, 2005, he was proclaimed as “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of 45 years, he has received many prestigious awards, including being recognized as one of the experts “who rendered meritorious service for the development of [the] irrigation sector in India” by the Water Technology Centre of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore, India. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and textbooks and has edited over 50 books. He received his BSc degree in engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India; his MSc and PhD degrees from Ohio State University, Columbus; and his Master of Divinity degree from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, USA.

Durgesh Nandini Chauhan, MPharm
Ishita Research Organization, Raipur, India

Durgesh Nandini Chauhan, MPharm, has several years of academic (teaching) experience at institutes in India in pharmaceutical sciences. She taught subjects as pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, traditional concepts of medicinal plants, drug delivery, phytochemistry, cosmetic technology, pharmaceutical engineering, pharmaceutical packaging, quality assurance, dosage form designing, and anatomy and physiology. She is member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, SILAE: Società Italo-Latinoamericana di Etnomedicina (The Scientific Network on Ethnomedicine, Italy), and others. Her previous research work included “Penetration Enhancement Studies on Organogel of Oxytetracycline HCL.” She has attended several workshops, conferences, and symposiums, including the AICTE-Sponsored Staff Development Program on “Effects of Teaching and Learning Skills in Pharmacy: Tool for Improvement of Young Pharmacy Teachers.” She has written more than ten articles published in national and international journals, eleven book chapters, and authored in one book (Optimization and Evaluation of an Organogel, in press). She is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals and an active participant at national and international conferences, including Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan and the International Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy. Presently she joined Ishita Research Organization, Raipur, India as a freelance writer and guide for students in pharmacy, Ayurvedic, and science in their research projects.

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