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Therapeutic Applications of Honey and its Phytochemicals

Vol.1

  • Describes the bioactive compounds found in honey

  • Elaborates on the epidemiological and clinical perspective of honey and propolis

  • Discusses the therapeutic and prophylactic effects of honey

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Brief History and Traditional Uses of Honey

    • Wajhul Qamar, Muneeb U. Rehman
    Pages 1-10
  3. Honey: A Powerful Natural Antioxidant and Its Possible Mechanism of Action

    • Saima Mushtaq, Zuha Imtiyaz, Adil Farooq Wali, Andleeb Khan, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Insha Amin et al.
    Pages 11-29
  4. Honey and Its Phyto-Constituents: From Chemistry to Medicine

    • Adil Farooq Wali, Jayachithra Ramakrishna Pillai, Maryam Razmpoor, Salma Jabnoun, Imra Akbar, Saiema Rasool et al.
    Pages 31-52
  5. Honey: A Sweet Way to Health

    • Meenakshi Ahluwalia, Pankaj Ahluwalia, Krishnan M. Dhandapani, Kumar Vaibhav
    Pages 53-80
  6. Validation, Chemical Composition, and Stability of Honey from Indian Himalayas

    • Mohamad Taleuzzaman, Chandra Kala, Sadaf Jamal Gilani
    Pages 81-100
  7. Honey of Authenticity: An Analytical Approach

    • Mohamad Taleuzzaman, Md. Jahangir Alam, Chandra Kala, Iqra Rahat
    Pages 101-120
  8. Honey and Its Derivatives: A New Perspective on Its Antimicrobial Activities

    • Aga Syed Sameer, Saniya Nissar, Mujeeb Zafar Banday, Iyman Rasool
    Pages 121-149
  9. Traditional and Modern Applications of Honey: An Insight

    • Mohammed Asadullah Jahangir, Abdul Muheem, Chettupalli Anand, Syed Sarim Imam
    Pages 151-169
  10. Recent Advances in the Discovery of Bioactive Components from Natural Honey

    • Muzafar Ahmad Rather, Showkeen Muzamil Bashir, Peerzada Tajamul Mumtaz, Insha Amin, Aarif Ali
    Pages 171-191
  11. Honey: Types, Composition and Antimicrobial Mechanisms

    • Zarka Zaheen, Ali Mohd Yatoo, Shafat Ali, Md. Niamat Ali, Sabhiya Majid, Shabhat Rasool et al.
    Pages 193-214
  12. Honey as Component of Diet: Importance and Scope

    • Aarif Ali, Saima Sajood, Qamar Taban, Peerzada Tajamul Mumtaz, Muzafar Ahmad Rather, Bilal Ahmad Paray et al.
    Pages 215-236
  13. Positive Influence of Honey on Human Health

    • Chandra Kala, Mohamad Taleuzzaman, Sadaf Jamal Gilani, Syed Sarim Imam, Syed Salman Ali
    Pages 237-259
  14. Different Types of Honey and Their Properties

    • Rabia Farooq, Sabhiya Majid, Aamir Hanif, Ahila Ashraf, Andleeb Khan
    Pages 261-278
  15. Pharmaceutical Applications of Honey

    • Rehab Mohammed Elbargisy
    Pages 279-298
  16. Properties of Honey: Its Mode of Action and Clinical Outcomes

    • Reyaz Ahmad Wani, Arif Akbar Bhat, Iyman Rasool, Syed Mubashir Yousuf, Shabhat Rasool, Hilal Ahmad Wani
    Pages 299-314
  17. Chinese Honey Composition, Production, Trade, and Health Benefits

    • Rahil Razak Bhat, Ambreen Shabir, Midhat Bilal, Sheikh Bilal Ahmad, Shafat Ali, Rabia Farooq
    Pages 315-329
  18. The Gut–Brain Axis, Cognition and Honey

    • Farhana Zahir, Saleh S. Alhewairini, Mohammad Mahamood
    Pages 331-343
  19. Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Activities of Natural Honey

    • Peerzada Tajamul Mumtaz, Showkeen Muzamil Bashir, Muzafar Ahmad Rather, Khalid Bashir Dar, Qamar Taban, Saima Sajood et al.
    Pages 345-360
  20. Heath Benefits of Phenolic Compounds in Honey: An Essay

    • Jasiya Qadir, Javaid Ahmad Wani, Shafat Ali, Ali Mohd Yatoo, Uzma Zehra, Shabhat Rasool et al.
    Pages 361-388

About this book

Honey typically has a complex chemical and biochemical composition that invariably includes complex sugars, specific proteins, amino acids, phenols, vitamins, and rare minerals. It is reported to be beneficial in the treatment of various diseases, such as those affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems, as well as diabetes mellitus and certain types of cancers; however, there is limited literature describing the use of honey in modern medicine.

This book provides evidence-based information on the pharmaceutical potential of honey along with its therapeutic applications and precise mechanisms of action. It discusses in detail the phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of honey, highlighting the economic and culturally significant medicinal uses of honey and comprehensively reviewing the scientific research on the traditional uses, chemical composition, scientific validation, and general pharmacognostical characteristics. Given its scope, it is a valuable tool for researchers and scientists interested in drug discovery and the chemistry and pharmacology of honey.

 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Muneeb U. Rehman

  • Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College (GMC-Srinagar), Srinagar, India

    Sabhiya Majid

About the editors

Muneeb U Rehman (Ph.D.) is a faculty member at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He holds a doctorate in Toxicology (specialization in cancer biology and natural product research) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India Dr. Rehman has more than 10 years of research and teaching experience in the field of toxicology, biochemistry, cancer biology, natural product research and pharmacogenomics. He is the recipient of several national and international fellowships and awards. He has published 75 research papers in peer-reviewed, international journals, and 24 book chapters. Dr. Rehman is an on the editorial boards and is a reviewer of several high-impact, international scientific journals. He is also a life member of various international societies and organizations. Currently, Dr. Rehman is engaged in studying the molecular mechanisms of cancer prevention by natural products and the role of pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics in evaluating the effectiveness and safety of drugs.

Sabhiya Majid, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College Srinagar (GMC Sgr.), J&K, India. Prof. Majid has 30 years of experience in teaching, research and diagnostic biochemistry, having published around 100 research papers in journals of repute, 3 books and 12 book chapters. She has been the recipient of several fellowships, awards and grants from various reputed funding agencies. She has been the nodal officer and implemented various  research and infrastructure development schemes including Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology Infrastructure, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. She is a member of several scientific associations and boards of undergraduate, postgraduate and research studies. She is on the reviewer panel of a number of online peer-reviewed journals. Having moved on from her doctoral work on nutritional modulation of carcinogenesis to understanding the molecular basis of various disease processes, her current research focuses on non-invasive cancer markers.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Therapeutic Applications of Honey and its Phytochemicals

  • Book Subtitle: Vol.1

  • Editors: Muneeb U. Rehman, Sabhiya Majid

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6799-5

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Chemistry and Materials Science, Chemistry and Material Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-6798-8Published: 22 December 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-6801-5Published: 23 December 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-6799-5Published: 21 December 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 399

  • Number of Illustrations: 44 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pharmaceutical Sciences/Technology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy

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