Press Release | Unlocking the medicinal secrets of spices and culinary herbs

The first volume of this new book series presents reviews of preclinical and clinical studies of selected spices used in cooking. For Further Details, Please Visit Here: https://ebooks.benthamscience.com/book/9781681087511/

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Culinary herbs have been used to cure various ailments, such as fever and joint pain as well as aid in wound healing. With the advances in modern technology, it is possible to extract, identify and test different chemical components for their pharmaceutical properties in vitro and in vivo. These studies can also help pharmaceutical researchers develop new natural product based medicines for treating various diseases.

Science of Spices and Culinary Herbs is a compilation of current reviews on studies performed on herbs and spices commonly used in cooking. The series is essential reading for medicinal chemists, herbalists and biomedical researchers interested in the science of natural herbs and spices that are a common part of regional diets and folk medicine.

The first volume of this series brings detailed information about two well-known Asian spices: Turmeric and Saffron. Chapters cover information about the effect of Saffron on the respiratory system, and several reviews on the medicinal (anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory) properties of turmeric and specifically, its most important natural constituent (curcumin). Read full press release to find out more at: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/bsp-utm092519.php

eBook: Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development VOL:2

Anti-Obesity Drug Discovery and Development

Volume 2
by
Atta-ur-Rahman, M. Iqbal Choudhary

DOI: 10.2174/97816080591401140201
eISBN: 978-1-60805-914-0, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-60805-915-7

Introduction:

“Obesity is a complex health problem, caused by a number of factors such as excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, endocrine disorders, medications and psychiatric illnesses. Onset of obesity in both the developing and the developed world has reached epidemic proportions. In response to this, efforts to control and treat obesity have also been vigorously pursued, ranging from raising awareness about lifestyle changes to the discovery and development of safe and effective anti-obesity drugs.

Anti-obesity Drug Discovery and Development is focused on this very important area of healthcare research. Fifteen well written reviews make this special volume an excellent compilation of recent developments in anti-obesity treatment. The reviews cover a variety of topics including the development of specific, safe and effective receptor antagonists, the role of epithelial endocrine cells and post operative treatment strategies. This book should be useful to clinicians and medicinal chemists involved in anti-obesity research and therapy.

For details, visit: http://ebooks.benthamscience.com/book/9781608059140

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