Editor: Atta-ur-Rahman,

Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry

Volume 9

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ISSN: 1574-0897 (Print)
ISSN: 2212-3997 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-5040-59-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5040-58-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150405861220901


Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry is a book series devoted to publishing monographs that highlight important advances in natural product chemistry. The series covers all aspects of research in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds, including research on natural substances derived from plants, microbes and animals. Reviews of structure elucidation, biological activity, organic and experimental synthesis of natural products as well as developments of new methods are also included in the series.

Volume nine of the series brings together 7 reviews on a variety of natural products and sources along with a chapter on the basics of investigating antioxidant activity.

  • - Propolis and its key chemical constituents: a promising natural product in therapeutic applications
  • - Investigation of the effects of using omega-3 fatty acids on egg quality in functional egg production
  • - Quercetin, a flavonoid with remarkable anticancer activity
  • - Swertiamarin for the treatment of metabolic syndrome
  • - Overview of traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Peganum harmala l.
  • - Investigation of measurement methods of antioxidant activity and involved mechanisms
  • - Recent progress on natural and synthetic flavanone and its derivatives
  • - Role of virgin coconut oil as a multiple health promoting functional oil


Frontiers in Natural Product Chemistry presents recent advances in the chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds. It covers a range of topics, including important research on natural substances. The book is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critically important information regarding bioactive natural products.

The chapters in this volume are written by eminent authorities in the field. Sathiyanarayanan et al. present a detailed review of the therapeutic potential of Propolis and its isolated key chemical constituents in chapter 1. Bölek and Tosya, in chapter 2, examine the effects of using omega-3 fatty acids on egg quality in functional egg production. Kumar et al. summarize the anticancer activities of Quercetin (QCT) on various cancer cells in chapter 3 of the book. Ahmad, in chapter 4, suggests that swertiamarin could be considered as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of metabolic syndrome. Bhardwaj et al., in the next chapter summarize the various traditional uses, pharmacological properties, and phytochemistry of Peganum harmala L. In chapter 6, Sahari and Ardestani discuss the methods of measurement of antioxidant activity and involved mechanisms. Pirani et al. explain the recent progress in natural and synthetic flavanones and their derivatives in the next chapter. Long et al., in the last chapter, discuss multiple beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and the mechanisms of therapeutic effects towards human health management.

I hope that the readers will find these reviews valuable and thought-provoking so that they may trigger further research in the quest for new and novel therapies against various diseases. I am grateful for the timely efforts made by the editorial personnel, especially Mr. Mahmood Alam (Editorial Director), Mr. Obaid Sadiq (In-charge Books Department), and Miss Asma Ahmed (Senior Manager Publications) at Bentham Science Publishers.

Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge