Editors: "Ferid Murad ", "Atta-ur-Rahman ", "Ka Bian "

Cancer Therapy

Volume 3

Personal Book: US $89 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $151
Printed Copy: US $107
Library Book: US $356
ISSN: 2542-9981
eISSN: 2542-999X (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-14-1119-9
eISBN: 978-981-14-1120-5 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97898114112051190301

Introduction

Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future compiles expert reviews on the application of herbal medicines (including Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicines and alternative therapies) to treat different ailments. The book series demonstrates the use of sophisticated methods to understand traditional medicine, while providing readers a glimpse into the future of herbal medicine.

This volume presents reviews of traditional Chinese medicine and other plant based therapies useful for treating different cancers. The topics included in this volume are:

  • - Herbal extracts from Carica papaya and Azadirachta
  • - Natural antimutagens
  • - Encapsulated polyphenols and other anticancer compounds derived from plants
  • - Traditional Chinese medicine treatments for cancer related fatigue
  • - Indirubins
  • - Ayurvedic anticancer herbal medicines
  • - Melanocyte regeneration through herbal medicine

This volume is essential reading for all researchers in the field of natural product chemistry and pharmacology. Medical professionals involved in oncology who seek to improve their knowledge about herbal medicine and alternative therapies will also benefit from the contents of the volume.

Preface

Herbal Medicine: Back to the Future presents expert reviews on the applications of herbal medicines (including Ayurveda, Chinese traditional medicines and alternative therapies). This volume demonstrates the use of sophisticated methods to explore traditional medicine, while providing readers a glimpse into the future of herbal medicine. The book is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critically important information in natural product chemistry and pharmacology. The chapters are written by authorities in the field. The contents of this volume represent exciting recent researches on ROS in Cancer Cell Lines, Natural Antimutagens, Encapsulated Plant-Derived Polyphenols, Cancer-related Fatigue, Indirubins, Plants Used in Ayurveda, Plant Based Bioactive Compounds, and Melanocyte Regeneration. I hope that the readers involved in cancer care will find these reviews valuable and thought provoking so that they may trigger further research in herbal medicine and alternative therapies against cancer.

I am grateful for the timely efforts made by the editorial personnel, especially Mr. Mahmood Alam (Director Publications), and Mr. Shehzad Naqvi (Editorial Manager Publications) at Bentham Science Publishers.

Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate)
Palo Alto Veterans Hospital,
California, USA


Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Kings College, University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK


Ka Bian
George Washington University, School of Medicine,
Washington, USA