Fighting Multidrug Resistance with Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils and their Components offers scientists a single source aimed at fighting specific multidrug-resistant (MDR) microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoans, viruses and fungi using natural products. This essential reference discusses herbal extracts and essential oils used or under investigation to treat MDR infections, as well as those containing antimicrobial activity that could be of potential interest in future studies against MDR microorganisms. The need to combat multidrug-resistant microorganisms is an urgent one and this book provides important coverage of mechanism of action, the advantages and disadvantages of using herbal extracts, essential oils and their components and more to aid researchers in effective antimicrobial drug discovery
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1 Alternative antimicrobial approaches to fighting multidrug-resistant infections
2 Natural agents from plants used against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
3 Bioactivity of plant constituents against vancomycin-resistant enterococci
4 The use of natural products as an alternative against Candida species resistant to conventional chemotherapeutics
5 Use of plants in the search for drugs to treat tuberculosis
6 Use of essential oils and their components against multidrug-resistant bacteria
7 Natural products and their perspectives in developing new leishmanicidal molecules
8 Natural products with activity against Schistosoma species
9 Botanical as adjunct therapy and treatment for multidrug-resistant staphylococcal infections
10 Combining essential oils with antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents as a way of coping with multidrug-resistant bacteria
11 Antimicrobial potential of some medicinal plants and their synergistic property: an alternative source to fight against multidrug-resistant pathogenic microorganisms
12 Perspectives and key factors on the usage of herbal extracts against multidrug-resistant gram-negative microorganisms
13 Use of plant-derived extracts and bioactive compound mixtures against multidrug-resistant bacteria affecting animal health and production
14 Essential oils from Compositae family against multidrug-resistant bacteria
15 Harnessing traditional knowledge in the management of multidrug-resistance and prevention of emerging infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa
16 Natural products with activity against multidrug-resistant tumor cells
17 Development of new antiherpetic drugs based on plant extracts: a review
Professor Rai is a Senior Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Bioenergetics, University of Geneva, Switzerland His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests include the application of nanobiotechnology in medicine with reference to the development of nanoantimicrobials. In 2020, Professor Rai was featured in Stanford's list of top 2% scientists under Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He has an h-index of 62 and has to his credit over 400 research papers, 102 articles, 60 books and 7 patents. Dr Rai serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of the editorial board of 14 national and international journals. He has numerous international collaborations in Argentina, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Brazil, USA, and Poland. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching and research.
Kateryna Kon Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Dr. Kateryna Kon, MD, PhD, currently works at the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine as an Associate Professor. Dr. Kon received the Best Young Scientist of Kharkiv Award in 2007. She has ten years of teaching and fifteen years of research experience. She is an editorial board member of six international peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Kon's scientific contributions include more than 100 publications, 6 books and 18 scientific articles. The main focus of Dr. Kon's research is antibiotic resistance in bacteria, coping with microbial resistance by plant essential oils and nanoparticles, microbiology of surgical and gynaecological infections, application of different statistical methods to analysis of biomedical data.