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Therapeutic Use of Plant Secondary Metabolites

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Bentham Science Publishers

Indeed, medicinal plants, unlike conventional drugs, commonly have bioactive constituents working together catalytically and synergistically to produce a combined effect that may surpass the total activity of the individual constituents.

The combined actions of these metabolites tend to increase the activity of the main constituent by speeding up or slowing down its metabolism in the body. Also, the secondary metabolites might minimize the rate of undesired adverse effects, and have an additive, potentiating, or antagonistic effect.

The book “Therapeutic Use of Plant Secondary Metabolites” offers evidence-based mechanistic views on complementary and alternative medicine with a focus on biological mechanisms of action of plant secondary metabolites in degenerative and microbial diseases such as diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, antimicrobial resistance, etc., while reporting health benefits.

The chapters are written by enviable scholars, lecturers, and experts in indigenous knowledge systems (IKS), industrial and medicinal plants, phytotherapeutics, and phytoinformatics. Therapeutic Uses of Plant Secondary Metabolites is timely and highly valuable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers and professionals in IKS, phytomedicine, ethno pharmacology, phytopharmacology, plant biotechnology, drug discovery and development, and phytotherapeutics.


About the editor:

  • Saheed Sabiu



Phyto-omics, Phenolic compounds, Essential oils in health promotion, Antibiotic resistance, Nanoparticles in cancer therapy, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles in diabetes therapy, Ethnopharmacology, Antimicrobials from plants, Plant biotechnology, Oxidative stress and antimicrobial therapy, Computational drug discovery, Medicinal plants, Computer-aided drug design, Phytomedicine, Drug discovery and development, Phytochemicals, Complementary and alternative medicine 10 Diabetes mellitus, Indigenous knowledge systems.


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