News Release

Bioactive Phytochemicals from Himalayas

A Phytotherapeutic Approach

Book Announcement

Bentham Science Publishers

Accurately written chapters guide the readers through roles of Himalayan plants in metabolic diseases like cancer and diabetes, hepatic diseases, inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases etc. Some chapters focus on diseases and how various plants from Himalayan origin are beneficial in these diseases. Some chapters describe Himalayan plants and their beneficial effects in the management of various diseases. There are two chapters of “Bioactive Phytochemicals from Himalayas: A Phytotherapeutic Approach” which focusing precisely on computational and experimental tools for research on Himalayan plants. Transcribed in the highly successful Bentham book series, is the compilation provides readers a magnified view of molecular pathways modulated by the phytochemicals of these plants. Professionally gathered, the book “Bioactive Phytochemicals from Himalayas: A Phytotherapeutic Approach” aims to deliver detailed information on the molecular aspects of Himalayan plants in disease regulation and will attract a wide scientific community from various research fields. The book can serve as a handbook for researchers working on various aspects of Himalayan plants focusing on therapy.


About the editors:

Dr. Manish Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Botany at S.D. College, Barnala, Punjab, India. Dr. Kumar is M.Sc., M.Phil. & PhD in Botany from Guru Nanak Dev University and has qualified CSIR-NET and GATE. He has over 6 years of teaching and 12 years of research experience and his areas of specialization include Cancer Chemoprevention, Genetic Toxicology, Environmental mutagenesis and Medicinal plants. He has published more than 40 research articles in journals and books of international repute with a cumulative impact factor of more than 65. He has been a member of the editorial board and reviewer board of many journals. He has been recognized for outstanding contribution in Reviewing for the Journal "Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (Elsevier)" in 2017. He has been awarded the Best Young Scientist Award by Pearl Foundation, India for 2020. He has been a member of various national and international conferences/programs. Recently, Dr. Kumar has edited books with Springer, Bentham Science and IK international Publishers.

Dr. Praveen Kumar is currently working as a Malviya Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, UP, India. He has worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel from 2015 to 2019. Dr. Praveen Kumar has completed his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India, and obtained Masters of Science in Biotechnology from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. Currently, he is interested in various aspects of cancer metabolism using state of art metabolomics techniques. His specializations include cancer cell metabolomics, cell cycle metabolomics and metabolomics based drug screening. He has authored/co-authored publications in international journals such as Nature Communications, Molecular Systems Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) etc. Recently, he has edited a book with Springer publishers.

Dr. Ashita Sharma is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, India. She has completed M.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. Dr. Sharma has qualified UGC-NET and has over 5 years of teaching experience and 8 years of research experience. Her areas of interest include soil remediation, environmental genotoxicity and biomonitoring. During her research, she has published many articles in journals and books of international repute. She is a member of various professional bodies and is also acknowledged for reviewing articles for journals like chemosphere. She has also edited 3 books with international publishers.



Himalayan Plants, Phytochemical databases, Bioactive Phytochemicals, Medicinal Plants, Metabolic Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Molecular Pathways, Reactive Oxygen Species, Drug Discovery, Tinospora Cordifolia, Health Benefits, Withania somnifera, Anticancer, Grewia tenax, Antidiabetic, Atropa belladonna, Hepatoprotective, Swertia chirayita, Anti-Inflammatory, Molecular Docking.


For more information, please visit:


Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.