Medicinal Plants: Properties, Uses and Production

English | 2021 | ISBN: ‎ 1685072518, 978-1685072513 | 338 pages | True PDF | 7.95 MB

"The present reference book entitled "Medicinal plants: properties, uses and production" is based on the recent developments in the medicinal and aromatic plants sector. The contents provided in the present title are written by field experts from different regions. All the chapters were reviewed by the external reviewers and based on their opinions, necessary modifications have been made. The present book contains eight well-descriptive manuscripts with comprehensive information about the topics. The first chapter describes the medicinal uses, bioactive constituents and biological activities of the genus Limoniastrum. The chapter also deals with the ethnopharmacological properties and traditional uses of these plants. Phytochemical analysis of these plants revealed the presence of gallic acid, catechin, and epigallocatechin as major compounds whereas the pharmacological studies showed antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumoral activities in different experimental models. Overall, the book is a collection of different research areas of medicinal plants. It covers general applications of a particular medicinal plant like henna, a compilation of pharmaceutical properties of a genus like Limoniastrum, a traditional combination like Ashtavarga, nutritional importance of a plant like coneflower, description of bioactive compounds like Vinca alkaloids, the toxicity associated with the herbal treatment, the use of novel drug delivery in improving the pharmacokinetics of a herbal drug and mathematical modelling of bioactives isolated via different extraction techniques. This book will be useful for academicians and researchers working in the areas of herbal medicine, traditional medicine and natural products. The book is also useful for Master and PhD students of various universities"

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