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Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 19: Phytopharmacology and Therapeutic Values I

Series: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants Volume: 19

By: JN Govil(Editor), VK Singh(Editor), R Bhardwaj(Editor)

464 pages, illustrations

Studium Press

Hardback | Jan 2008 | #204128 | ISBN-13: 9781933699097
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Based on the latest scientific research, the volume provides a fascinating insight into the chemistry of herbs and their healing properties, explaining how and why they work as medicine within the body. The major herbal traditions practiced in different regions of the world Europe, India, China, Africa, Australia & America are vividly described and reviewed from a historical perspective, revealing the intimate connection between the growth of herbal medicine and the culture in which it is used. The studies presented by eminent scientists of India and abroad are first-hand in the areas of pharmacology, phytochemistry, medical sciences and allied disciplines.

Some interesting studies included are:
- Effect of Saponin extracts from Solanum anguivi Lam. fruits on serum cholesterol concentration of Albino Rats
- Garlic and Tomato play beneficial role in the prevention of prostate cancer
- Single cycle vector based antiviral screening. Assays for high throughput evaluation of potential anti-HIV medicinal plants. A pilot study on some Nigerian herbs
- Sesquiterpene from five compositae medicinal plants of western China
- Potential of Indian species for their antidiabetic and nutraceutical value
- Ethnobotany of Indian plant species used against snake-bite a review
- Arthritis and herbs
- Drug development from new molecules and genes from plants
- Recent advances in herbal drugs with special references to Cassia tora
- Advances in medicinal plants in diabeties treatment
- A review on Semecarpus anacardium L. an anticancer medicinal plant
- Phytosome: a new herbal drug delivery system

The contributions are from far and wide including Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Nigeria, Turkey and Zimbabwe.


- Effect of Saponin Extract from Solanum anguivi Lam Fruits on Serum Cholesterol Concentration of Albino Rats (NIGERIA)
- Garlic and Tomato Play Beneficial Role in the Prevention of Prostate Cancer (ANKARA, TURKEY)
- Evaluation of Anti-nociceptive and Anti-inflammatory Effects of Brillantaisia palisotii Lind. Leaves (BRASIL)
- Anti-nociceptive and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Orbignya speciosa Barb. Rodr. (Babassu) Extracts (BRASIL)
- Phragmanthin Peptide from Fresh Leaves of African Mistletoe (Phragmanthera incana): Purification and Metabolic Activities (NIGERIA)
- Single Cycle Vector Based Antiviral Screening Assays for High Throughput Evaluation of Potential Anti-HIV Medicinal Plants: A Pilot Study on some Nigerian Herbs (NIGERIA, GERMANY)
- Studies on Anti-inflammatory and Anti-microbial Activities of Crude Methanol Extracts of Zapoteca portoricensis Jacq. H. Hernandez (NIGERIA)
- Potential of Indian Spices for their Anti-diabetic and Nutraceutical Value (INDIA)
- Nootropic Activity of Syrup Shankhpushpi: An Ayurvedic Polyherbal Formulation (USA)
- Arthritis and Herbs (INDIA)
- Drug Development from New Molecules and Genes from Plants (INDIA)
- Are Nigella sativa and Urtica dioica Fixed Oils Effective on Carbon Tetrachloride-Induced Liver Injury Model in Rats? (TURKEY)
- Recent Advances in Herbal Drugs with Special reference to Cassia tora (INDIA)
- Recent Advances in Medicinal Plants in Diabetes Treatment (INDIA)
- A Review on Semecarpus anacardium L.: An Anti-cancer Medicinal Plant (INDIA)
- Phytosome: A New Herbal Drug Delivery System (INDIA)
- Ethnobotany of Indian Plant Species Used Against Snakebite- A Review (INDIA)
- Medicinal Value of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) (INDIA)
- Free Radical Scavenging Capacity and Antioxidant Activities of Selected Teas of Zimbabwe (ZIMBABWE)
- Sesquiterpenes from Five Compositae Medicinal Plants of Western China (CHINA)
- Effect of Nicotine on Automatic Auditory Processing Reflected by Mismatch Negativity in Schizophrenic Patients (JAPAN)
- Effect of Chronic Administration of Aqueous Extract of Fadogia agrestis-Stem on Male Rat Kidney Function Indices (NIGERIA)
- Protective Role of Centella asiatica L. Extract Against Methyl Methanesulphonate and Cyclophosphamide Induced Genotoxic Damage in Cultured Human Lymphocytes (INDIA)

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