Editors: Pankaj Kumar Chaurasia, Shashi Lata Bharati

Series Title: The Chemistry inside Spices & Herbs: Research and Development

The Chemistry inside Spices & Herbs: Research and Development

Volume 1

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ISBN: 978-981-5039-57-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5039-56-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150395661220101


The Chemistry inside Spices & Herbs: Research and Development brings comprehensive information about the chemistry of spices and herbs with a focus on recent research in this field. The book is an extensive 2-part collection of 20 chapters contributed by experts in phytochemistry with the aim to give the reader deep knowledge about phytochemical constituents in herbal plants and their benefits. The contents include reviews on the biochemistry and biotechnology of spices and herbs, herbal medicines, biologically active compounds and their role in therapeutics among other topics. Chapters which highlight natural drugs and their role in different diseases and special plants of clinical significance are also included.

Part I focuses on the general aspects of spice biotechnology, structure activity relationships and the natural products that can be used to treat different diseases - such as neurological diseases, inflammation, pain and infections. This part also covers information about phenolic compounds, flavonoids and turmeric supplements.

This book is an ideal resource for scholars (in life sciences, phytomedicine and natural product chemistry) and general readers who want to understand the importance of herbs, spices and traditional medicine in pharmaceutical and clinical research.

Audience: Medicinal chemists, herbalists, ethnobotanists and biomedical researchers interested in the science of natural herbs and spices that are a common part of regional diets and folk medicine.


The book titled “The Chemistry inside Spices and Herbs: Research and Developments (Volume-1)” Edited by: Dr. Pankaj Kumar Chaurasia and Dr. Shashi Lata Bharati has an excellent collection of 10 chapters written by the experts of their subjects from countries like India, Iran, and Egypt. Each chapter of the book, attractively written by the experts, is full of research as well as academically momentous information. This book brilliantly deals with biologically valuable spices, herbs, their related chemistry, biochemistry, structure-activity relationships, biologically as well as pharmaceutically valuable active natural compounds, roles in the natural treatment of various human problems, treatment of neurobiological disorders, roles as antifungal and antibacterial agents, naturally-derived analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, curcumin, turmeric, natural therapy, and so on.

In the present time of pandemic and other problems, when the whole world is searching for various types of immunity boosters to fight this virus, this volume may be helpful in this direction in order to provide in-depth information because there are different types of spices, herbs and their constituents discussed in the book which are radiantly useful in the treatment of various human problems and enhancements of immunity. In my view, after giving a thorough look at the contents, this book may be very advantageous for academicians, researchers and scientists working in the field of spices, herbs, their related chemistry, natural medicinal therapy, and so on. I am congratulating the editors of the book for producing such a useful, academically as well as a scientifically relevant book by compiling the comprehensive chapters contributed by the experts of various countries. I strongly recommend this volume for UG and PG students of life sciences, natural chemistry, biochemistry, natural medicinal studies and scientists working in aforesaid areas.

Prof. Gurdip Singh (Retd)
Chemistry Department D.D.U. Gorakhpur University,
Gorakhpur –273 009,