Therapeutic Applications of Honey and Its Phytochemicals: Volume II (Hardcover)

Therapeutic Applications of Honey and Its Phytochemicals: Volume II By Muneeb U. Rehman (Editor), Sabhiya Majid (Editor) Cover Image
By Muneeb U. Rehman (Editor), Sabhiya Majid (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

Muneeb U. Rehman is a faculty member at College of Pharmacy, 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 90 research papers in peer-reviewed, international journals, and 25 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 is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College (GMC-Srinagar), J&K, India. She is also the Nodal Officer of the Multi-disciplinary Research Unit (ICMR-MRU) funded by Indian Council of Medical Research. Prof. Majid has received numerous grants from various Government of India funding agencies, and has implemented various research projects and infrastructure development schemes, including FIST-DSTGOI (Department of Science & Technology, Fund for Improvement of Science &Technology Infrastructure, Govt. of India. She is a member of several scientific associations and Boards of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Studies. Prof. Majid has 25 years of experience in teaching, research and supervision of diagnostic laboratories at the Govt. Medical College Srinagar, including teaching MBBS, BDS, nursing and medical laboratory technology students. Her current research focuses on identifying non-invasive markers for cancer diagnosis.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789811573040
ISBN-10: 9811573042
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: December 15th, 2020
Pages: 451
Language: English