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.
Muneeb U Rehman (Ph.D.) is a faculty member at 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 75 research papers in peer-reviewed, international journals, and 24 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, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biochemistry, Govt. Medical College Srinagar (GMC Sgr.), J&K, India. Prof. Majid has 30 years of experience in teaching, research and diagnostic biochemistry, having published around 100 research papers in journals of repute, 3 books and 12 book chapters. She has been the recipient of several fellowships, awards and grants from various reputed funding agencies. She has been the nodal officer and implemented various research and infrastructure development schemes including Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology Infrastructure, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. She is a member of several scientific associations and boards of undergraduate, postgraduate and research studies. She is on the reviewer panel of a number of online peer-reviewed journals. Having moved on from her doctoral work on nutritional modulation of carcinogenesis to understanding the molecular basis of various disease processes, her current research focuses on non-invasive cancer markers.
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