Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman , Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary , Sammer Yousuf

Science of Spices and Culinary Herbs - Latest Laboratory, Pre-clinical, and Clinical Studies

Volume 1

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Library License: US $276
ISSN: 2590-0773 (Print)
ISSN: 2590-0781 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-752-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-751-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2019
DOI: 10.2174/97816810875111190101

Introduction

Many herbs and spices, in addition to their culinary use for taste, contain chemical compounds which have medicinal uses. For this reason, herbs and spices have been used for treating various ailments since ancient times. Modern scientific methods have enabled researchers to isolate bioactive compounds from herbs and spices and perform chemical analyses, which can be used to develop medicines to treat different diseases. This book series is a compilation of current reviews on studies performed on herbs and spices. Science of Spices & Culinary Herbs is essential reading for medicinal chemists, herbalists and biomedical researchers interested in the science of natural herbs and spices that are a common part of regional diets and folk medicine.

The first volume of this series features the following reviews:

  1. -Saffron: The Golden Spice
  2. -The Effect of Crocus sativus (Saffron) on Respiratory System, Traditional and Experimental Evidence
  3. -Nutraceutical Activities of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and its Bioactive Constituent Curcumin
  4. -Antibacterial and Anticancer Activities of Turmeric and its Active Ingredient Curcumin, and Mechanism of Action
  5. -Strategies for Enhancement of Bioavailability and Bioactivity of Curcumin
  6. -Effect of Curcumin on the Diversity of Gut Microbiota
  7. -Turmeric and Inflammatory Diseases: An Overview of Clinical Evidence
  8. -Pre-Clinical/Animal Studies Conducted on Turmeric and Curcumin and Their Formulations

Preface

- Pp. i-ii (2)
Atta-ur-Rahman, M. Iqbal Choudhary and Sammer Yousuf
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
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Saffron: The Golden Spice

- Pp. 1-29 (29)
Maryam Akaberi, Zahra Boghrati, Mohammad Sadegh Amiri and Seyed Ahmad Emami

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The Effect of Crocus Sativus (Saffron) on the Respiratory System: Traditional and Experimental Evidence

- Pp. 30-54 (25)
Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Zahra Gholamnezhad, Vahideh Ghorani and Saeideh Saadat

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Nutraceutical Activities of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and its Bioactive Constituent Curcumin

- Pp. 55-73 (19)
Krishnapura Srinivasan

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Antibacterial and Anticancer Activities of Turmeric and its Active Ingredient Curcumin, and Mechanism of Action

- Pp. 74-103 (30)
Dev Bukhsh Singh, Ajay Kumar Maurya and Dipti Rai

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Strategies for Enhancement of Bioavailability and Bioactivity of Curcumin

- Pp. 104-147 (44)
D. Nedra Karunaratne, Geethi K. Pamunuwa, Irosha H. V. Nicholas and Isuru R. Ariyarathna

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Effect of Curcumin on the Diversity of Gut Microbiota

- Pp. 148-174 (27)
Wissam Zam

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Turmeric and Inflammatory Diseases: An Overview of Clinical Evidence

- Pp. 175-197 (23)
Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Samaneh Soleymani, Roja Rahimi and Mohammad Hosein Farzaei

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Pre-Clinical/Animal Studies Conducted on Turmeric and Curcumin and Their Formulations

- Pp. 198-225 (28)
Rupesh K. Gautam, Disha Arora and Swapnil Goyal

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Subject Index

- Pp. 226-235 (10)
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