Editors: Manish Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Ashita Sharma

Bioactive Phytochemicals from Himalayas: A Phytotherapeutic Approach

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Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-981-5123-29-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5123-28-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023


Bioactive Phytochemicals from Himalayas: A Phytotherapeutic Approach covers herbal medicines from the Himalayan mountains. Chapters in this book detail molecular mechanisms and experimental tools and techniques for research on plants in this region. Phytochemical experts guide the readers through the role of Himalayan plants in therapy for metabolic diseases like cancer and diabetes, hepatic diseases, inflammatory diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. Some chapters focus on diseases and how various plants from Himalayan origin are beneficial in these diseases.

This compilation,with professional contributors, aims to inform a wide scientific community from various research fields about basic research on medicinal plants with a focus on Himalayan herbs. The book also serves as a handbook for pharmacologists working on the broad therapeutic aspects of these plants.


Medicinal chemists, ethnobotanists, life science researchers, pharmacologists


- Pp. i
Satwinderjeet Kaur
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- Pp. ii-iii (2)
Manish Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Ashita Sharma
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List of Contributors

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Anticancer Phytochemicals from the Himalayas: Underlying Mechanisms and Chemopreventive Significance in Cancer

- Pp. 1-13 (13)
Anjana Bhatia, Saroj Arora, Bikram Singh, Avinash Nagpal*
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Hepatoprotective Molecules from Himalayan Plants and their Role in Xenobiotic Mechanisms: A Tabulated Review

- Pp. 14-25 (12)
Kritika Pandit, Amritpreet Kaur, Manish Kumar, Renu Bhardwaj, Satwinderjeet Kaur*
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Himalayan Herbs: A Promising Medication Source for Neurodegenerative Diseases

- Pp. 26-38 (13)
Sippy Singh*, Durgesh Singh
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Antidiabetic Role of Swertia chirayita: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Perspective of a Himalayan Botanical

- Pp. 39-47 (9)
Nikhil Pandey, Priyanka Mishra, Yamini B Tripathi*
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Health Promoting Properties of Grewia asiatica and Grewia tenax Berries: A Potential Role in Cancer, Diabetes, and Liver Diseases Prevention

- Pp. 48-70 (23)
Ankita Rajput, Palvi Sharma, Hasandeep Singh, Balbir Singh, Sarabjit Kaur*, Saroj Arora*
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Medicinal Value of Atropa belladonna L.: A Therapeutic Approach against Various Diseases

- Pp. 71-88 (18)
Palvi Sharma, Ankita Rajput, Sukhprit Singh, Neena Bedi, Balbir Singh, Saroj Arora*
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Pharmacological, Therapeutic, and Immunomodulatory Role of Tinospora cordifolia

- Pp. 89-104 (16)
Naina Rajak, Kavita, Praveen Kumar, Shikha Singh, Neha Garg*
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Immunomodulatory Potential of Himalayan Plant: Withania somnifera

- Pp. 105-116 (12)
Kavita, Naina Rajak, Praveen Kumar, Shikha Singh, Neha Garg*
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Medicinal Plants from the Himalayas Acting on Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Pathways

- Pp. 117-127 (11)
Priyanka Mishra, Nikhil Pandey, Yamini B Tripathi*
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Phytochemical Databases and their Relevance to Phytotherapy

- Pp. 128-156 (29)
Shagun Shagun, Shyam Kumar Masakapalli*
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Tools and Techniques to Tap the Potential of Himalayan Bioactive Molecules

- Pp. 157-175 (19)
Shagun Shagun, Shyam Kumar Masakapalli*
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Subject Index

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