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 on human health 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 the students and researchers as well as for industry professionals working in the food, nutraceuticals, and herbal industries.


part 1|2 pages

PART I Bioactive Compounds in Medicinal Plants: Status and Potential

chapter 1|30 pages

Herbal Drug Development: Challenges and Opportunities

ByBhagyashree Kamble, Neelam Athawale, Anand Gugale, Ashika Advankar, Ashwini Ghagare, Shankar Katekhaye, Abhishek Kulkarni, Priyanka Kanukuntla

chapter 2|28 pages

Antimicrobial Properties of Traditional Medicinal Plants: Status and Potential

ByV. Duraipandiyan, T. William Raja, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Ignacimuthu Savarimuthu

chapter 3|22 pages

Marine Bioactive Compounds: Innovative Trends in Food and Medicine

ByMunawar Abbas, Farhan Saeed, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

part 2|2 pages

PART II Plant-Based Pharmaceuticals in Human Health: Review

chapter 4|46 pages

Monoterpenes-Based Pharmaceuticals: A Review of Applications In Human Health and Drug Delivery Systems

ByIrina Pereira, Aleksandra Zielińska, Francisco J. Veiga, Ana C. Santos, Izabela Nowak, Amélia M. Silva, Eliana B. Souto

chapter 5|20 pages

Role of Nutraceuticals in Prevention of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver

BySahar Y. Al-Okbi

chapter 6|38 pages

Black Cumin: A Review of Phytochemistry, Antioxidant Potential, Extraction Techniques, and Therapeutic Perspectives

ByMuhammad Jawad Iqbal, Masood Sadiq Butt, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

part 3|2 pages

PART III Therapeutic Attributes of Mushrooms, Cereal Grains, and Legumes

chapter 8|32 pages

Nutritional Attributes of Cereal Grains And Legumes as Functional Food: A Review

ByVikas Dadwal, Himani Agrawal, Shriya Bhatt, Robin Joshi, Mahesh Gupta

part 4|2 pages

PART IV Innovative Use of Medicinal Plants

chapter 9|18 pages

Therapeutic Implications of Rhodiola sp. for High Altitude Maladies: A Review

ByKalpana Kumari Barhwal, Kushal Kumar, Suryanarayan Biswal, Sunil Kumar Hota

chapter 10|18 pages

Herbal Plants as Potential Bioavailability Enhancers

ByJosline Y. Salib, Sayed A. El-Toumy

chapter 11|30 pages

Formulated Natural Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators: A Key To Restoring Women’s Health

ByA. Anita Margret, S. Aishwarya, J. Theboral