Natural Bio-active Compounds

Volume 2: Chemistry, Pharmacology and Health Care Practices

  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy
  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Nooryasmin Anwar, Yong Kiat Teo, Joash Ban Lee Tan
    Pages 25-51
  3. Greetha Arumugam, Boregowda Purushotham, Mallappa Kumara Swamy
    Pages 81-106
  4. Muhammad Taher, Mohamad Shahreen Amri, Deny Susanti, Muhammad Badri Abdul Kudos, Anis Natasha Shafawi, Soraya Nur Yazid
    Pages 107-125
  5. Leanne De Silva, Bey-Hing Goh, Learn-Han Lee, Lay-Hong Chuah
    Pages 147-178
  6. Mohammad Kamil Hussain, Mohammad Saquib, Mohammad Faheem Khan
    Pages 179-200
  7. Megha Gautam, Sahil Srivastav, Niharika Tiwary, Shweta Dang, Reema Gabrani
    Pages 201-213
  8. Mahesh Sreekantan Krishna, Fathima Jaseela, Veena Vijayan Girija
    Pages 215-250
  9. Santanu Sasidharan, Prakash Saudagar
    Pages 275-295
  10. Rajeswari Ravindran, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Ravindran Jaganathan
    Pages 313-351
  11. Shaikh Ajij Ahmed Makbul, Nasreen Jahan, Mohd Afsahul Kalam
    Pages 369-407
  12. Mohd Afsahul Kalam, Ghufran Ahmad, Anwar Shahzad, Shaikh Ajij Ahmad Maqbul, Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    Pages 409-464
  13. Perihan Yolci Omeroglu, Büşra Acoglu, Tuğba Özdal, Canan Ece Tamer, Ömer Utku Çopur
    Pages 465-492

About this book


​Nature has consistently provided human beings with bioactive compounds that can be used directly as drugs or indirectly as drug leads. Some of the major classes of natural bioactive compounds include phenolics, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, lignin, glycosides, terpenoids, and many more. They possess a broad range of biological activities and are primarily useful in the treatment of various health issues. At the same time, the search for new and novel drugs is never-ending and, despite major advances in synthetic chemistry, nature remains an essential resource for drug discovery.

Therefore, more and more researchers are interested in understanding the chemistry, clinical pharmacology, and beneficial effects of bioactive compounds in connection with solving human health problems. This book presents a wealth of information on natural metabolites that have been or are currently being used as drugs or leads for the discovery of new drugs. In addition, it highlights the importance of natural products against various human diseases, and their applications in the drug, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and herbal industries. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable resource for all students, educators, and healthcare experts involved in natural product research, phytochemistry, and pharmacological research. 


Plant-microbe interactions Natural bioactive compounds Biotechnological Approaches Plant Tissue Culture Medicinal Plant Cultivation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mallappa Kumara Swamy
    • 1
  • Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyEast West First Grade College of ScienceBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyGandhi Faiz-e-Aam CollegeShahjahanpurIndia

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