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Saroya, Amritpal Singh

Natural Products have always played a pivotal role as sources for drug lead compounds. This book is aimed at providing inside purview of the scope of natural products (including herbal and marine) in the possible treatment of neurological disorders. The book explains pre-clinical neuropharmacological investigations done on herbs including Bacopa monnieri, Hypericum perforatum, Passiflora incarnata, Scutellaria baicalensis and Piper methysticum. It provides a comprehensive overview of the role of phytoconstituents like huperzine, curcumin, Salvinorin A, bioflavonoids, sulforaphane, tanshinone IIA, tetramethylpyrazine, tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabidiol in the treatment of neurological disorders. The book provides a modern concept of herbal medications, neuropharmacology of marine bioactive products and Ayurvedic formulations, herbal drugs with abuse potential and neurotoxic mycotoxins.

1. Introduction to Herbal Medicine.- 2. Medicinal Herbs Used in Herbal Medicine for Nervous Disorders.- 3. Neuropharmacology of Genus Hypericum, Hypericin  and Hyperforin.- 4. Neuropharmacology of Lavender, Rosemary and Salvia.- 5. Neuropharmacology of Passiflora Genus.- 6. Neuropharmacology of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi.- 7. Piper methysticum G.Forst – A Potent Anti-anxiety Agent.- 8. Neuropharmacology of Melissa officinalis L..- 9. Neuropharmacology of Chamomiles.- 10. Neuropharmacology of Bacopa monnieri with reference to Bacosides.- 11. Neuropharmacology of Acorus calamus L..- 12. Neuropharmacology of Celastrus paniculatus Willd.- 13. Phytopharmacology of Indian Nootropic Convolvulus plauricaulis.- 14. Neuropharmacology of Rhodiola rosea L..- 15. Neuropharmacology of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen).- 16. Neuropharmacology of Withania somnifera Dunal.- 17. Neuropharmacology of Nardostachys jatamansi DC.- 18. Neuropharmacology of Nutritional Supplements.- 19. Neuropharmacology of Valeriana Genus.- 20. Neuropharmacology of Curcumin.

Dr. Amritpal Singh Saroya is currently working at the Department of Dravyaguna (Medicinal Plants) at Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh, India. He graduated (B.A.M.S) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India and completed his postgraduate Ayurveda Vachaspathi degree, MD (Ay) at B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur. After a certificate course in Phytochemical techniques at Madras University, he pursued his M.Sc in Medicinal Plants at Nagaland Open University. He started his career as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer in Sohana and later worked as an herbal consultant for several years. He continued his career as an external faculty member of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, Mohali and senior lecturer at Lovely Professional University. He is a consultant to TIME IS (Technology Innovation Management Entrepreneur Information Service), a joint Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and FICCI project. He has worked as an herbal consultant to several national and international organizations. He is well-resepected in the field of herbal medicinal plants and he has authored and edited 25 books and published more than 100 research articles in various national & international peer-reviewed journals. He has presented several papers at Indian and international seminars and conferences.

Dr. Jaswinder Singh did his MBBS degree from Govt. Medical College, Amritsar in 1995. Subsequently, he did MD (Pharmacology) from Govt. Medical College, Patiala in 2001. He has worked in various institutions like Nepalgunj Medical College, Nepalgunj, and Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh at various posts. Presently, he is working as Professor at Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Research, Amritsar in the Department of pharmacology. Further, he is part of Pharmacovigilance committee of the institute. He has a total teaching experience of more than 15 years and teaches MD (Pharmacology) MBBS, BDS, BSc (Nursing students) courses. Till now, he has published more than twenty-seven research articles in various national & international journals. He is also serving as an editorial board member of two journals. Further, he has acted as an examiner (internal as well as external) for MBBS & BDS students (External) and as co-guide for Postgraduate student. 

Natural Products have always played a pivotal role as sources for drug lead compounds. This book is aimed at providing inside purview of the scope of natural products (including herbal and marine) in the possible treatment of neurological disorders. The book explains pre-clinical neuropharmacological investigations done on herbs including Bacopa monnieriHypericum perforatumPassiflora incarnataScutellaria baicalensis and Piper methysticum. It provides a comprehensive overview of the role of phytoconstituents like huperzine, curcumin, Salvinorin A, bioflavonoids, sulforaphane, tanshinone IIA, tetramethylpyrazine, tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabidiol in the treatment of neurological disorders. The book provides a modern concept of herbal medications, neuropharmacology of marine bioactive products and Ayurvedic formulations, herbal drugs with abuse potential and neurotoxic mycotoxins.

Gives an authoritative account of the latest research finding of the herbal natural products for treatment of various neurological disorders

Provides data on rare herbal drugs which have potential remedial role in neurological diseases

Presents translational aspects of herbal medicines