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Medicinal Plants: Biodiversity and Drugs

By: MK Rai(Editor), Geoffrey A Cordell(Editor), Jose L Martinez(Editor), Mariela Marinoff(Editor), Luca Rastrelli(Editor)

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Jul 2012 | #199263 | ISBN-13: 9781578087938
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This volume provides a contemporary overview of new strategies for traditional medicine development, of the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information, of determining the active principles, and of examining the genetic diversity and range of actions of traditional medicines. It discusses the challenges of using traditional medicines for diseases where access to modern medicine is limited, and the research areas needed to improve quality, safety and efficacy for enhancing healthcare. The book affirms the importance of traditional medicines as an essential and integral component of healthcare systems, and the vast opportunities that exist for their evidence-based development.


- New Strategies for Traditional Medicine, Geoffrey A. Cordell
- Developing Better Herbal Medicines in the Post-genomic Era, Andrea Furtado Macedo and Luciana Furtado Macedo
- Revitalization of the Knowledge of Herbs—A Way Forward to Discovery of New Drugs, D. Hardas, José Luis Ríos, and M. Rai
- Ethnobotanical Uses of the Native Flora from Brazilian North-eastern Region, Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon, Diego Sotero de Barros Pinangé, Suzane Cavalcanti Chang, and Wilfried Morawetz
- Diversity and Uses of the Genus Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in Northeastern Brazil, Marccus Alves, Maria de Fátima L. Araújo, Cássia L.S. Gusmão, Amaro de Castro Lira Neto, Reginaldo de Carvalho, and Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon
- Ethnomedical Knowledge Among the Quilombolas from the Amazon Region of Brazil with a Special Focuson Plants Used as Nervous Tonics, Danilo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Gilda Guimarães Leitão, Newton Gonçalves Castro, Mariana Neves Vieira,and Suzana Guimarães Leitão
- Advances in the Knowledge of Medicinal Plants in Eastern Andalusia, Spain, G. Benítez, M.R. González-Tejero, and J. Molero-Mesa
- Tropical Propolis: Recent Advances in Chemical Components and Botanical Origin, Osmany Cuesta-Rubio Anna Lisa Piccinelli, and Luca Rastrelli
- Anti-Malarial Plants Used in Folk Medicine in Bangladesh, M. Rahmatullah, T. Rahman, and R. Jahan
- Usnea sulcata Motyka: An Ethnomycological Review of its Use in Traditional Medicine, Mariela A. Marinoff, and José L. Martínez
- Sirukurinjan—An Ancient Remedy for a Modern Incurable Disease, Diabetes, S. Raguapthy, M.K. Choudhury, C.B.Nirmala, T. Sampath, and S.G. Newmaster
- Herbal Drugs Used for Domestic Animals, Lorella Severino and Letizia Ambrosio
- Endophytes from Medicinal Plants as Novel Sources of Bioactive Compounds, B. Zaferanloo, Peter J. Mahon, and Enzo A. Palombo
- Advances in Medicinal Plants with Antitumoral Activity, María Pilar Gómez-Serranillos Cuadrado, María Teresa Ortega Hernández-Agero, Olga María Palomino Ruiz-Poveda and María Emilia Carretero Accame
- Medicinal Plants: How are they Used to Treat Neurological Diseases?, Fabiola Domínguez, Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Ma. Eva González-Trujano, Adrián Martínez-Cervantes, Hermelinda Salgado-Ceballos, Sergio Torres-Castillo, and Sandra Orozco-Suárez
- Inflammatory Diseases: Mechanisms and Natural Remedies, Rabih S. Talhouk, Ralph Salloum, and Fadia R. Homaidan
- Recent Advances to Evaluate Anti-diabetic Medicinal Plants, M.M. Fawzi
- Botanical Origin and Biological Activity of Propolis, Ramón Enrique Robles-Zepeda, Javier Hernández Martínez, Adriana Garibay Escobar, Dora Edith Valencia Rivera, and Carlos Arturo Velázquez Contreras
- Bioactivity of Plant Essential Oils, Talal A. Zari
- Antibacterial and Antiviral Effects of Aromatic Plant-derived Essential Oils—A Scientific and Medicinal Approach, Jürgen Reichling
- Strategies of Solvent System Selection for The Isolation of Natural Products by Countercurrent Chromatography, Gilda Guimarães Leitão, Fernanda das Neves Costa, and Fabiana de Souza Figueiredo

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