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Title Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Spices : Modern Uses for Ancient Medicine / Bharat B. Aggarwal, Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara, [editors].
Imprint Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2009]

Subject Spices -- Therapeutic use.
Spices -- Physiological effect.
Medicinal plants -- Analysis.
Spices -- analysis.
Food and Beverages.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment.
Disciplines and Occupations.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Social Sciences.
Technology, Industry, Agriculture.
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena.
Plants, Medicinal.
Complementary Therapies.
Health Occupations.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Medicine, Traditional.
Plants, Medicinal -- chemistry.
Alt Name Aggarwal, Bharat B., 1950-
Kunnumakkara, Ajaikumar B.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 430 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Traditional uses of spices : an overview / Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara [and others] -- Black pepper (Piper nigrum) and its bioactive compound, piperine / Krishnapura Srinivasan -- Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) and its active constituent, 1,8-cineole / Archana Sengupta and Shamee Bhattacharjee -- Molecular targets and health benefits of cinnamon / Kiran Panickar [and others] -- Cloves (eugenol) / Yoshinori Kadoma [and others] -- Coriander / Sanjeev Shukla and Sanjay Gupta -- Fenugreek (diosgenin) / Jayadev Raju and Chinthalapally V. Rao -- Diallyl sulfide from garlic / Girija Kuttan and Punathil Thejass -- Ginger (6-gingerol) / Nidhi Nigam, Jasmine George, and Yogeshwer Shukla -- Kalonji (thymoquinone) / Ahmed O. Kaseb and Abdel-Hafez A. Selim -- Kokum (garcinol) / Manoj K. Pandey, Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara, and Bharat B. Aggarwal -- Capsaicin : a hot spice in the chemoprevention of cancer / Joydeb Kumar Kundu and Young-Joon Surh -- Rosemary (rosmarinic acid) / Jongsung Lee [and others] -- Mint and its constituents / Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara [and others] -- Turmeric (curcumin) / Jen-Kun Lin and Shoei-Yn Lin Shiau.
Summary Most therapeutics available today are highly toxic, very expensive and exhibit minimum efficacy. The issue of toxicity is even more critical for prevention than for therapy because the former involves normal subjects. Thus, therapeutics that are safe and affordable are needed for both prevention and therapy. Spices of Southeast Asian origin, once employed for taste, appearance and preservation of food, now appear to have therapeutic value for humans. What the active principles in these spices are and how they mediate their effect against various diseases are beginning to emerge from extensive research carried out within the last half-century. The current monograph is an attempt to address the active constituents, their molecular targets and the therapeutic uses of these spices.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789812837912 (electronic bk.)
9812837914 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 647850021
Additional Format Print version: Molecular targets and therapeutic uses of spices. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2009 (DLC) 2010286060

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