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Science of Ashwagandha : preventive and therapeutic potentials

Author: Sunil C Kaul; Renu Wadhwa
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rapidly increasing aging population and environmental stressors are the two main global concerns of increasing incidence of a variety of pathologies in the modern society. The complex etiologies and pathologies cause major challenges to disease treatment. On the other hand, several herbs are known for their health-caring and disease-curing activities. Ashwagandha, a popular herb in Indian traditional home medicine,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kaul, Sunil C.
Science of Ashwagandha: Preventive and Therapeutic Potentials.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sunil C Kaul; Renu Wadhwa
ISBN: 9783319591926 3319591924
OCLC Number: 1004612026
Description: 1 online resource (517 pages)
Contents: PART I Ashwagandha --
Phytogenomics and Pharmacology --
Phytochemical Genomics of Ashwagandha --
Phyto-pharmacology of Ashwagandha as An Anti-Diabetic Herb --
Allium cepa Root Chromosomal Aberration Assay: An Application in Assessing Anti-genotoxic Potential of Ashwagandha --
Withania somnifera: From Traditional Use to Evidence Based Medicinal Prominence --
Withanolides: A Prospective Drug for Infectious and Tropical Diseases --
Withania somnifera Extract/Withaferin A As A Prospective Anti-pigmenting Agent --
PART II Ashwagandha for Cancer --
Ashwagandha Bioactives for Cancer Treatment: Experimental Evidence and Their Mechanism(s) of Action --
Scientific Evidence for Anticancer Effects of Withania somnifera And its Primary Bioactive Component Withaferin A --
Withaferin A for Cancer Treatment: Experimental Evidence for its Effect on Telomerase Plus and Minus Cancer Cells --
Withania somnifera Has Potential to Treat Cancer --
The Effects of Withaferin A on Normal And Malignant Immune Cells --
Ashwagandha for Cancer Metastasis: Bioactives and Basics of their Function --
Computational Methods to Understand The Anticancer Mechanism of Withanolides --
PART III Ashwagandha for Brain --
Ashwagandha for Brain Health: Experimental Evidence to its Neuroregenerative Activities --
Cellular and Molecular Targets Underpinning Memory Enhancement by Ashwagandha --
Using Human Neural Stem Cells as A Model to Understand The Science of Ashwagandha --
The Potential Utility of Ashwagandha for Improving Cognitive Dysfunction in Persons with Bipolar or Other Neurocognitive Disorders --
Neuroprotective Potential of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) in Neurological Conditions --
Potential Therapeutic Use of Withania somnifera for Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis --
Neuromodulatory Role of Withania somnifera --
Therapeutic Effects of Ashwagandha in Brain Aging and Clock Disfunction --
PART IV Active Ingredient Enriched Ashwagandha --
Biotechnologies --
Biotechnological Approaches in Propagation And Improvement of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal --
Plant Tissue Culture Based Strategies for Production of Withanolides --
Establishment of Hydroponic Cultivation of Ashwagandha for Active Ingredient Enriched Leaves.
Responsibility: Sunil C. Kaul, Renu Wadhwa, editors.

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