Editors: Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Pallavi Kaushik

Series Title: Frontiers in Bioactive Compounds

Therapeutic Implications of Natural Bioactive Compounds

Volume 3

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Printed Copy: US $96
Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2468-6395 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-6409 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-5080-03-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5080-02-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97898150800251220301


This volume is a comprehensive compilation of contributions on the state of art knowledge about bioactive compounds including their sources, isolation methods, biological effects, health benefits and potential applications. These bioactive compounds could serve as alternatives in the prevention or treatment of multifactorial diseases for vulnerable population groups.

Chapters in the book incorporate the knowledge based on traditional medicine with recent findings on bioactive molecules and their pharmaceutical implications in neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, COVID 19, diabetes, immunomodulation and farm animal diseases.

The book also highlights the latest breakthroughs in the field of screening, characterization, and novel applications of natural bioactive compounds from diverse group of organisms ranging from bacteria, algae, fungi, higher plants, and marine sources.

Authors from renowned institutions of India, Japan and China have shared their expertise in the contributed chapters with the goal of enhancing readers’ knowledge about the significance of use of bioactives in therapeutics and nutraceuticals.

It is an informative reference for researchers, professors, graduate students, science enthusiasts, and all those who wish to gain insights into various aspects of bioactive compounds and development of new pharmacological active constituents and nutritional science.

Audience: Researchers, professors, graduate students, science enthusiasts, and all those who wish to gain insights into various aspects of bioactive compounds and development of new pharmacological active constituents and nutritional science.


We take the opportunity to communicate with you, through this foreword message of the book series with thematic focus on ‘Frontiers in Bioactive Compounds (Volume 3) Title: Therapeutic implications of Natural Bioactive Compounds’.

The nature has provided us enormous genetic potential which has evolved through ages and appears not only in form of biological diversity but also in form of biologically active molecules called bio-active compounds. Many bioactive compounds obtained from natural sources include, phenolics, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, lignin, glycosides, terpenes etc. have been studied thoroughly for therapeutic applications with potential use in pharmaceutical industry.

The assessment of wide-ranging therapeutic potentials of these bioactive compounds has led to the discovery of many modern drugs in recent times. In the present era, it is believed that the natural product-based medicine is considered as the most suitable and safe to be used as an alternative medicine due to their low or no side effects at the effective doses. Moreover, World Health Organization aims to increase the integration of traditional medicine in order to improve health care system. Therefore, natural products research has become a thrust area among scientific community aimed toward understanding the chemistry, analytical methodologies, biosynthetic mechanisms, and pharmacological activities of several natural bioactive compounds. Thus, it is prime interest of researchers to develop understanding about various natural bio-active compounds in order to promote the drug discovery research and to complement the medical world by developing novel drug molecules with superior bioactivities.

The present book series entitled ‘Frontiers in Bioactive Compounds (Volume Title: Therapeutic implications of Natural Bioactive Compounds)’ includes 13 chapters contributed by many academicians, scientists, and researchers from various leading institutes from India and abroad. The editors have made enormous and successful effort to assemble a huge variety of knowledge on structures and therapeutic potential of various natural bioactive compounds present in plants, fungi, algae, marine organisms etc. Chapter contributors have extensively reviewed the therapeutic role of various bioactive compounds against many health disorders in human such as COVID-19, cancer, diabetes, immuno-modulators, neurodegenerative changes and many diseases of farm animals.

We believe this book surely provides updated information on the structure, properties and much therapeutic application of various natural bioactive compounds to graduate, undergraduate students, teachers, food scientists, nutritionists, pharmaceuticals, physicians, food industrials, as well as for health-conscious consumers. We congratulate the editors Dr. Mukesh Kumar Sharma and Dr. (Mrs.) Pallavi Kaushik, and all contributing authors for bringing the collection of their noble piece of work and also for the grand success of this book.

Prof. Ashok Kumar
Nirwan University, Jaipur
Former Vice Chancellor
CSJM University, Kanpur and
DDU University, Gorakhpur (UP), India


Dr. Yoshihisa Matsumoto
Associate Professor (PI)
Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Institute of Innovative Research
Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy, Tokyo, Japan