Special Issue:

Herbs, Spices and Extracts - Phytotherapeutic and Nanomedicinal Approaches
Herbs and spices have therapeutic potential such as antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anticancer and antimicrobial activities. Furthermore, herbal extracts have been shown to exhibit health-promoting properties. It is evident that regular consumption of herbs and spices in the diet might lower the risk of diseases from cancer and ischemic heart and respiratory diseases. Spices and herbs such as clove, black peeper, cumin, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, parseley, cinnamon are excellent sources of antioxidants with their high content of phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds of herbs and spices have antioxidant and other therapeutic activities. Moreover, recent studies revealed that nanoformulations of dietary herbal and spice constituents such as curcumin, quercetin, resveratrol, piperine, or herbal extracts can be employed significantly for the therapeutic management of human diseases.

In this special issue, we aim to address the following topics:

• Medicinal importance of herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Therapeutic benefits of herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Phytochemical potential of herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Polyphenolic content of herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Antioxidant potential herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Antimicrobial activities herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Herbs, spices and herbal extracts in cardiovascular diseases
• Antidiabetic activities of herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Anticancer activities of herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Anti-inflammatory activities of herbs, spices and herbal extracts
• Nanoformulations available for dietary herbal and spice constituents, and herbal extracts

Guest Editor:
Mithun Rudrapal, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, India - rsmrpal@gmail.com

Manuscript submission information:
Authors must submit their articles by December 30, 2023. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “SI: Herbs, Spices and Extracts".

All submissions that are considered acceptable for peer review will be evaluated by a minimum of two independent reviewers. Once your submission is approved, it will be processed and published concurrently as Online First and as part of the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will be properly identified and branded as such.

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NRFHH will waive the APC for all the accepted articles. This will be applicable for all the submissions received, which are accepted for publication after peer review..