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Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 28: Drug Plants II

Series: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants Volume: 28

By: Amani S Awaad (Editor), VK Singh (Editor), JN Govil (Editor)

Studium Press

Hardback | Jan 2010 | #204147 | ISBN-13: 9781933699189
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NHBS Price: £120.00 $147/€134 approx

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The medicinal properties of plants have been valued by every culture and civilization in the world. The volume focuses on the botany, phyto-chemcial compostion, medicinal uses along with pharmacological properties, of around 50 plants. Simultaneously, an attempt has been made to summarize the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the therapeutic actions of the herbs and introduced the major active chemical ingredients in relation to therapeutic values. Majority of biologically active plant principles reported in the volume are alkaloids, followed by sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, triterpene saponins, triterpene aglycones, flavonoids, sterols, coumarins, quinones and monoterpenes. The scope for commercial products developed is also described. The book is aimed at students of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, agriculture, botany and chemistry and is useful source book for medical practioners and others with a special interest in traditional medicine.


- Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Apiaceae (Poland)
- Ginseng, Panax gingseng C.A. Meyer (Hong Kong)
- Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bge. (Hong Kong)
- Allium sativum Linn. (India)
- Peganum harmala L. A Potential Traditional Plant and House of Natural Leads (India)
- Baccharis trimera (Less) DC. Carqueja (Brazil)
- Birch (Betula spp) (Estonia)
- Evening Primrose: Oenothera biennis L. (Turkey)
- Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L) (Sweden)
- Khat (Catha edulis Forsk): A Boon or Bane to Humanity (Kenya)
- Winged Bean: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC: An Edible Plant with Multiple Medicinal and Pharmacological Uses (Malaysia)
- Crateva nurvala Buch. Ham. (Capparidaceae) (India)
- Botany, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Medicinal Uses of Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk (Bhringa Raja) and Related Plants (India)
- St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) (Italy)
- A Comparative Phytochemical and Biological Studies on Some Plants Belonging to Family Cruciferae (Egypt)
- Soy Isoflavones and Their Effects on Menopause Symptoms (Spain)
- Bauhinia variegata L. (Rakta Kovidara): A Review of Contemporary, Literature and Medicinal Properties (India)
- Traditional Uses, Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Lippia sidoides Cham., A Review (Brazil)
- Butea monosperma L. Chemistry, Medicinal Properties and Technological Aspects (India)
- Milk Thistle Silybum marianum (Italy)
- Bidens pilosa and Its Medicinal Use (China)
- Alisma orientale (Sam) Juzep., A Common Traditional Chinese Medicine Plant as a Diuretic Agent (China)
- Standardization of Hypoglycemic Activity of Cinnamomum tamala Nees and Eberm: An Analytical Approach (India)
- Biological Activities of Ulmus davidiana Planch var. japonica (Korea)
- Biological Properties of Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronq. (Poland)
- Current Progress on Medicinal Plants and Their Biological Properties in Contemporary China (China)
- Impact of Medicinal Plants on Sensitivity of Candida Strains to Antifungal Drugs (Egypt)
- Index

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