The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease

The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease
Author: Bharat B. Aggarwal,Young-Joon Surh,S. Shishodia
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2007-08-06
ISBN 10: 0387464018
ISBN 13: 9780387464015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease Book Review:

The medicinal uses of Curcumin (also called turmeric) have been known and described for more than 5000 years. A large body of recent research suggests that curcumin is potentially useful in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, through modulation of numerous molecular targets. This is the first monograph to focus on the potential use of curcumin in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, psoriasis and more.

Nanohybrids

Nanohybrids
Author: Gaurav Sharma,Alberto García-Peñas
Publsiher: Materials Research Forum LLC
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2021-01-20
ISBN 10: 1644901064
ISBN 13: 9781644901069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanohybrids Book Review:

The book covers preparation, designing and utilization of nanohybrid materials for biomedical applications. These materials can improve the effectiveness of drugs, promote high cell growth in new scaffolds, and lead to biodegradable surgical sutures. The use of hybrid magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles may lead to non-invasive therapies. The most promising materials are based on silica nanostructures, polymers, bioresorbable metals, liposomes, biopolymeric electrospun nanofibers, graphene, and gelatin. Much research focuses on the development of biomaterials for cell regeneration and wound healing applications. Keywords: Biomedical Materials, Cell Growth, Cell Regeneration, Wound Healing, Surgical Sutures, Non-invasive Therapies , Drug Transport, Tissue Engineering, Cardiovascular Implants, Fracture Repair Implants, Biodegradable Materials, Hybrid Magneto-plasmonic Nanoparticles, Silica Nanostructures, Polymers, Bioresorbable Metals, Liposomes, Biopolymeric Electrospun Nanofibers, Graphene, Gelatin-based Hydrogels.

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Anton Ficai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0323461506
ISBN 13: 9780323461504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy Book Review:

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy discusses the available preclinical and clinical nanoparticle technology platforms and their impact on cancer therapy, including current trends and developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapy and chemotherapeutics. In particular, coverage is given to the applications of gold nanoparticles and quantum dots in cancer therapies. In addition to the multifunctional nanomaterials involved in the treatment of cancer, other topics covered include nanocomposites that can target tumoral cells and the release of antitumoral therapeutic agents. The book is an up-to-date overview that covers the inorganic and organic nanostructures involved in the diagnostics and treatment of cancer. Provides an examination of nanoparticle delivery systems for cancer treatment, illustrating how the use of nanotechnology can help provide more effective chemotherapeutic treatments Examines, in detail, the different types of nanomaterials used in cancer therapy, also explaining the effect of each Provides a cogent overview of recent developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapeutics, allowing readers to quickly familiarize themselves with this area

Advances in Plant Phenolics

Advances in Plant Phenolics
Author: Guddadarangavvanahally K. Jayaprakasha
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780841232952
ISBN 13: 0841232954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanotheranostics for Cancer Applications

Nanotheranostics for Cancer Applications
Author: Prakash Rai,Stephanie A. Morris
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 3030017753
ISBN 13: 9783030017750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotheranostics for Cancer Applications Book Review:

This book is the first to focus specifically on cancer nanotheranostics. Each of the chapters that make up this comprehensive volume is authored by a researcher, clinician, or regulatory agency member known for their expertise in this field. Theranostics, the technology to simultaneously diagnose and treat a disease, is a nascent field that is growing rapidly in this era of personalized medicine. As the need for cost-effective disease diagnosis grows, drug delivery systems that can act as multifunctional carriers for imaging contrast and therapy agents could provide unique breakthroughs in oncology. Nanotechnology has enabled the development of smart theranostic platforms that can concurrently diagnose disease, start primary treatment, monitor response and initiate secondary treatments if required. In oncology, chemotherapeutics have been routinely used. Some drugs have proven effective but all carry risks of adverse side effects. There is growing interest in using remotely triggered drug delivery systems to limit cytotoxicity in the diseased area. This book reviews the use of theranostic nanoparticles for cancer applications over the past decade. First, it briefly discusses the challenges and limitations of conventional cancer treatments, and presents an overview of the use of nanotechnology in treating cancer. These introductory chapters are followed by those exploring cancer diagnosis and a myriad of delivery methods for nanotherapeutics. The book also addresses multifunctional platforms, treatment monitoring, and regulatory considerations. As a whole, the book aims to briefly summarize the development and clinical potential of various nanotheranostics for cancer applications, and to delineate the challenges that must be overcome for successful clinical development and implementation of such cancer theranostics.

Nanoemulsions

Nanoemulsions
Author: Seid Mahdi Jafari,D. Julian McClements
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2018-02-24
ISBN 10: 0128118393
ISBN 13: 9780128118399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoemulsions Book Review:

Nanoemulsions: Formulation, Applications, and Characterization provides detailed information on the production, application and characterization of food nanoemulsion as presented by experts who share a wealth of experience. Those involved in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries will find this a useful reference as it addresses findings related to different preparation and formulation methods of nanoemulsions and their application in different fields and products. As the last decade has seen a major shift from conventional emulsification processes towards nanoemulsions that both increase the efficiency and stability of emulsions and improve targeted drug and nutraceutical delivery, this book is a timely resource. Summarizes general aspects of food nanoemulsions and their formulation Provides detailed information on the production, application, and characterization of food nanoemulsion Reveals the potential of nanoemulsions, as well as their novel applications in functional foods, nutraceutical products, delivery systems, and cosmetic formulations Explains preparation of nanoemulsions by both low- and high-energy methods

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
Author: Tahira Farooqui,Akhlaq A. Farooqui
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-03-16
ISBN 10: 0128154624
ISBN 13: 9780128154625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders Book Review:

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders: Neurochemical and Pharmacological Properties focuses on the different molecular mechanisms underlying curcumin-mediated beneficial effects in neurological diseases. The book's editors discuss the neurochemical and pharmacological properties of curcumin, followed by the effect of curcumin in neurotraumatic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropsychiatric diseases. The book also offers a perspective on future studies on the treatment of neurological disorders. The beneficial effects of curcumin have been observed both in cultured cells and in animal models, thus paving the way for ongoing present and future human clinical trials. Curcumin produces antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects not only by blocking oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurotraumatic and neurodegenerative diseases, but also by restoring cellular homeostasis and rebalancing redox equilibrium. Identifies molecular mechanisms of curcumin effects in neurological diseases Includes effects on neurotraumatic, neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases Covers the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of curcumin Examines curcumin’s potential in developing new therapeutic drugs

Nanoencapsulation Technologies for the Food and Nutraceutical Industries

Nanoencapsulation Technologies for the Food and Nutraceutical Industries
Author: Seid Mahdi Jafari
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0128113642
ISBN 13: 9780128113646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoencapsulation Technologies for the Food and Nutraceutical Industries Book Review:

Nanoencapsulation Technologies for the Food and Nutraceutical Industries is a compendium which collects, in an easy and compact way, state-of-the-art details on techniques for nanoencapsulation of bioactive compounds in food and nutraceutical industries. The book addresses important modern technologies, including biopolymer based nano-particle formation techniques, formulation based processes, such as nano-liposomes and nano-emulsions, process based nano-encapsulation, such as electro-spinning and nano-spray drying, natural nano-carrier based processes, like casein and starch nano-particles, and other recent advances. This definitive reference manual is ideal for researchers and industry personnel who want to learn more about basic concepts and recent developments in nanotechnology research. Serves as a compendium of recent techniques and systems for nanoencapsulation of bioactive compounds Brings together basic concepts and the potential of nanoencapsulation technologies, also including their novel applications in functional foods and nutraceutical systems Includes biopolymer based nano-particle formation techniques, formulation based processes, process based nanoencapsulation, and nano-carrier based process

Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel Matrices

Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel Matrices
Author: Mohammad Jawaid,Faruq Mohammad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 3527803858
ISBN 13: 9783527803859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel Matrices Book Review:

This first book on nanocellulose and nanohydrogels for biomedical applications is unique in discussing recent advancements in the field, resulting in a comprehensive, well-structured overview of nanocellulose and nanohydrogel materials based nanocomposites. The book covers different types of nanocellulose materials and their recent developments in the drug delivery and nanomedicine sector, along with synthesis, characterization, as well as applications in the biotechnological and biomedical fields. The book also covers the current status and future perspectives of bacterial cellulose and polyester hydrogel matrices, their preparation, characterization, and tissue engineering applications of water soluble hydrogel matrices obtained from biodegradable sources. In addition, the chitosan-based hydrogel and nanogel matrices, their involvement in the current biofabrication technologies, and influencing factors towards the biomedical sector of biosensors, biopharmaceuticals, tissue engineering appliances, implant materials, diagnostic probes and surgical aids are very well documented. Further, the history of cellulose-based and conducting polymer-based nanohydrogels, their classification, synthesis methods and applicability to different sectors, the challenges associated with their use, recent advances on the inhibitors of apoptosis proteins are also included. The recent developments and applications in the drug delivery sector gives an overview of facts about the nanofibrillated cellulose and copoly(amino acid) hydrogel matrices in the biotechnology and biomedicine field. This book serves as an essential reference for researchers and academics in chemistry, pharmacy, microbiology, materials science and biomedical engineering.

Nanotechnology Applied To Pharmaceutical Technology

Nanotechnology Applied To Pharmaceutical Technology
Author: Mahendra Rai,Carolina Alves dos Santos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 3319702998
ISBN 13: 9783319702995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applied To Pharmaceutical Technology Book Review:

Focusing on the application of nanotechnology in pharmaceutical technology the editors seek to integrate the two in order to obtain innovative products and solutions in pharmacology. Interdisciplinary in content it is of interest to those who are involved in the development of nanoproducts including nanotechnologists, microbiologists, biotechnologists pharmacologists and clinicians. Recent studies are presented that include the biosynthesis of nanoparticles focusing on antimicrobials; nanomaterial-based formulations that treat cancer, infections, skin disorders and wounds;nanomaterials in eye diseases and toxicity and safety issues. It demonstrates the crucial role this plays in tackling multi-drug resistant threats.

Nanoencapsulation of Food Bioactive Ingredients

Nanoencapsulation of Food Bioactive Ingredients
Author: Seid Mahdi Jafari
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN 10: 0128097418
ISBN 13: 9780128097410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoencapsulation of Food Bioactive Ingredients Book Review:

Nanoencapsulation of Food Bioactive Ingredients: Principles and Applications brings different nanoencapsulated food bioactive ingredients, their structure, applications, preparation, formulations and encapsulation methodologies, covering a wide range of compounds and giving detailed examples of the issues faced in their nano-encapsulation. The book addresses findings related to the study of natural food colorants, vitamins, antimicrobial agents, phenolic compounds, antioxidants, flavors, essential oils, fish oil and essential fatty acids, and other related ingredients. As a definitive manual for researchers and industry personnel working, or interested in, various branches of encapsulation for food ingredients and nutraceutical purposes, users will find this a great reference. Explains different categories of nanoencapsulated food ingredients, covering their applications, nanoencapsulation techniques, release mechanisms and characterization methods Addresses findings related to the study of natural food colorants, vitamins, antimicrobial agents, phenolic compounds, antioxidants, flavors and essential oils Provides a deep understanding and potential of nanoencapsulated food ingredients, as well as their novel applications in functional foods and nutraceutical systems

Multifaceted Development and Application of Biopolymers for Biology Biomedicine and Nanotechnology

Multifaceted Development and Application of Biopolymers for Biology  Biomedicine and Nanotechnology
Author: P.K. Dutta,Joydeep Dutta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 3642401236
ISBN 13: 9783642401237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifaceted Development and Application of Biopolymers for Biology Biomedicine and Nanotechnology Book Review:

Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery into Stem Cells and Embryos, by Pallavi Pushp, Rajdeep Kaur, Hoon Taek Lee, Mukesh Kumar Gupta. Engineering of Polysaccharides via Nanotechnology, by Joydeep Dutta. Hydroxyapatite-Packed Chitosan-PMMA Nanocomposite: A Promising Material for Construction of Synthetic Bone, by Arundhati Bhowmick, Subhash Banerjee, Ratnesh Kumar, Patit Paban Kundu. Biodegradable Polymers for Potential Delivery Systems for Therapeutics, by Sanjeev K. Pandey, Chandana Haldar, Dinesh K. Patel, Pralay Maiti. Phytomedicine-Loaded Polymeric Nanomedicines: Potential Cancer Therapeutics, by S. Maya, M. Sabitha, Shantikumar V. Nair, R. Jayakumar. Proteins and Carbohydrates as Polymeric Nanodrug Delivery Systems: Formulation, Properties and Toxicological Evaluation, by Dhanya Narayanan, J. Gopikrishna, Shantikumar V. Nair, Deepthy Menon. Biopolymeric Micro and Nanoparticles: Preparation, Characterization and Industrial Applications, by Anil Kumar Anal, Alisha Tuladhar. Applications of Glyconanoparticles as “Sweet” Glycobiological Therapeutics and Diagnostics, by Naresh Kottari, Yoann M. Chabre, Rishi Sharma, René Roy.

Natural Products as Source of Molecules with Therapeutic Potential

Natural Products as Source of Molecules with Therapeutic Potential
Author: Valdir Cechinel Filho
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 3030005453
ISBN 13: 9783030005450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Products as Source of Molecules with Therapeutic Potential Book Review:

This book addresses the highly relevant and complex subject of research on drugs from natural products, discussing the current hot topics in the field. It also provides a detailed overview of the strategies used to research and develop these drugs. Respected experts explore issues involved in the production chain and when looking for new medicinal agents, including aspects such as therapeutic potential, functional foods, ethnopharmacology, metabolomics, virtual screening and regulatory scenarios. Further, the book describes strategic methods of isolation and characterization of active principles, biological assays, biotechnology of plants, synthesis, clinical trials and the use of tools to identity active principles.

Immunonutrition

Immunonutrition
Author: Bharat B. Aggarwal,David Heber
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 1466503866
ISBN 13: 9781466503861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunonutrition Book Review:

The interaction of immune function and nutrition underlies the low-grade chronic inflammation involved in the etiology of many common obesity-associated and age-related chronic disease conditions. This close interaction is the genesis of the term immunonutrition, which represents a new interdisciplinary field of nutritional and medical research. Immunonutrition: Interactions of Diet, Genetics, and Inflammation introduces the breadth of this field, which implicates nutrition in both immune function and in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of common diseases influenced by inflammation and immune imbalance, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and common forms of cancer. The book begins by reviewing the basic mechanisms of immunity and cellular mechanisms of cytokine activation. It discusses the effects of dietary fat intake and changes in Western diet and lifestyle linked to inflammation. It also describes the interaction of genetics and environment in the modulation of immune function and inflammation, and addresses exercise and skeletal muscle as an endocrine and immune organ. The book reviews the entire spectrum of inflammation and cancer from causation to its role in tumor therapy. It examines abdominal obesity and metabolic diseases, interactions between nutrition and autoimmunity in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and asthma. Considering potential nutrition-based treatments, the book explores approaches for reducing abdominal obesity, anti-inflammatory effects of phytochemicals, practical strategies for increasing fruit and vegetable intake, and anti-inflammatory properties of spice phytonutrients. In addition, it explores how uninformed food choices related to fats and oils create a balance of tissue-selective signals that produce harmful health outcomes and how to restore a healthy balance.

Nanomaterials and Environmental Biotechnology

Nanomaterials and Environmental Biotechnology
Author: Indu Bhushan,Vivek Kumar Singh,Durgesh Kumar Tripathi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2020-02-22
ISBN 10: 3030345440
ISBN 13: 9783030345440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials and Environmental Biotechnology Book Review:

Nanotechnology is considered as one of the emerging fields of science. It has applications in different biological and technological fields which deal with the science of materials at nanoscale (10-9). On the other hand, biotechnology is another field that deals with contemporary challenges. Nanobiotechnology fills the gap between these two fields. It merges physical, chemical, and biological principles in a single realm. This combination opens up new possibilities. At nanoscale dimensions, it creates precise nanocrystals and nanoshells. Integrated nanomaterials are used with modified surface layers for compatibility with living systems, improved dissolution in water, or biorecognition leading to enhanced end results in biotechnological systems. These nanoparticles can also be hybridized with additional biocompatible substances in order to amend their qualities to inculcate novel utilities. Nanobiotechnology is used in bioconjugate chemistry by coalescing up the functionality of non-organically obtained molecular components and biological molecules in order to veil the immunogenic moieties for targeted drug delivery, bioimaging and biosensing. This book blends the science of biology, medicine, bioinorganic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, material and physical sciences, biomedical engineering, electrical, mechanical, and chemical science to present a comprehensive range of advancements. The development of nano-based materials has made for a greater understanding of their characterization, using techniques such as transmission electron microscope, FTIR, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope EDX, and so on. This volume also highlights uses in environmental remediation, environmental biosensors and environmental protection. It also emphasizes the significance of nanobiotechnology to a series of medical applications viz., diagnostics, and therapeutics stem cell technology, tissue engineering enzyme engineering, drug development and delivery. In addition this book also offers a distinctive understanding of nanobiotechnology from researchers and educators and gives a comprehensive facility for future developments and current applications of nanobiotechnology.

Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 2

Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 2
Author: Shivendu Ranjan,Nandita Dasgupta,Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN 10: 3319393065
ISBN 13: 9783319393063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 2 Book Review:

This book is the second volume on this topic within the series. With unique properties, nanomaterials are rapidly finding novel applications in many fields such as food, medicine, agriculture and pollution. Such applications include to treat cancer, nanosensors to detect food contamination, nanomaterials for food packaging, nanoencapsulation to preserve nutraceuticals, and nanofertilisers for advanced agriculture. After an introductory chapter on property rights of nanomaterials, readers will discover the applications of nanotechnology in food, health, environment, ecotoxicology and agriculture.

Polymer Capsules

Polymer Capsules
Author: Ye Liu,Xian Jun Loh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2019-05-10
ISBN 10: 0429767870
ISBN 13: 9780429767876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Capsules Book Review:

Polymers are one of the most versatile and important materials used for capsule preparation despite various others available. Suitably formulated capsules can securely protect ingredients, deliver them to targeted sites, and release them expeditiously, improving functions and minimizing adverse effects. New polymers are constantly being explored to develop more efficient capsules as they are routinely used in pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare products, nutrients, and food. This book focuses on the current state of the art of polymer-based capsules and delivery systems. It describes the formulation processes of capsules developed from redox-responsive polymers and polymer-functionalized carbon nanotubes, in addition to shedding light on coacervation of polymers for encapsulation. It reviews different active ingredients that can be used with polymer capsules in various products, encapsulation of essential oils using such capsules, and development of polymer capsules of cells and bacteriophages.

Extracellular Sugar Based Biopolymers Matrices

Extracellular Sugar Based Biopolymers Matrices
Author: Ephraim Cohen,Hans Merzendorfer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 820
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 3030129195
ISBN 13: 9783030129194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extracellular Sugar Based Biopolymers Matrices Book Review:

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is an acellular three-dimensional network composed of proteins, glycoproteins, proteoglycans and exopolysaccharides. It primarily serves as a structural component in the tissues and organs of plants and animals, or forms biofilms in which bacterial cells are embedded. ECMs are highly dynamic structures that undergo continuous remodeling, and disruptions are frequently the result of pathological processes associated with severe diseases such as arteriosclerosis, neurodegenerative illness or cancer. In turn, bacterial biofilms are a source of concern for human health, as they are associated with resistance to antibiotics. Although exopolysaccharides are crucial for ECM formation and function, they have received considerably little attention to date. The respective chapters of this book comprehensively address such issues, and provide reviews on the structural, biochemical, molecular and biophysical properties of exopolysaccharides. These components are abundantly produced by virtually all taxa including bacteria, algae, plants, fungi, invertebrates and vertebrates. They include long unbranched homopolymers (cellulose, chitin/chitosan), linear copolymers (alginate, agarose), peptoglycans such as murein, heteropolymers like a variety of glycosaminoglycans (hyaluronan, dermatan, keratin, heparin, Pel), and branched heteropolymers such as pectin and hemicellulose. A separate chapter is dedicated to modern industrial and biomedical applications of exopolysaccharides and polysaccharide-based biocomposites. Their unique chemical, physical and mechanical properties have attracted considerable interest, inspired basic and applied research, and have already been harnessed to form structural biocomposite hybrids for tailor-made applications in regenerative medicine, bioengineering and biosensor design. Given its scope, this book provides a substantial source of basic and applied information for a wide range of scientists, as well as valuable textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Micro nanoencapsulation of Active Food Ingredients

Micro nanoencapsulation of Active Food Ingredients
Author: Qingrong Huang,Peter Given,Michael Qian
Publsiher: Amer Chemical Society
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015075648314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro nanoencapsulation of Active Food Ingredients Book Review:

This book will provide state-of-the-art knowledge in the formulation and development of novel functional food ingredients

Turmeric

Turmeric
Author: P. N. Ravindran,K. Nirmal Babu,Kandaswamy Sivaraman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781420006322
ISBN 13: 1420006320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turmeric Book Review:

For the last 6000 years turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate pain, balance digestion, purify body and mind, clear skin diseases, expel phlegm, and invigorate the blood. Nowadays, this plant has acquired great importance with its anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-Altzheimer, antioxidant, and a variety of other medicinal properties. The need of the hour is to verify and validate the traditional uses by subjecting them to proper experimental studies. To do this effectively there needs to be a single comprehensive source of the knowledge to date. Turmeric: the genus Curcuma is the first comprehensive monographic treatment on turmeric. It covers all aspects of turmeric including botany, genetic resources, crop improvement, processing, biotechnology, pharmacology, medicinal and traditional uses, and its use as a spice and flavoring. Bringing together the premier experts in the field from India, Japan, UK, and USA, this book offers the most thorough examination of the cultivation, market trends, processing, and products as well as pharmacokinetic and medicinal properties of this highly regarded spice. While Ayurveda has known for millennia that turmeric cleanses the body, modern science has now discovered that it produces glutathione-s-transferase that detoxifies the body and therefore strengthens the liver, heart, and immune system. By comparing traditional uses with modern scientific discoveries, the text provides a complete view of the medicinal value and health benefits of turmeric. Heavily referenced with an exhaustive bibliography at the end of each chapter, the book collects and collates the currently available data on turmeric. Covering everything from cultivation to medicine, Turmeric: the Genus Curcuma serves as an invaluable reference for those involved with agriculture, marketing, processing or product development, and may function as a catalyst for future research into the health benefits and applications of turmeric.