The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussions on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, and chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozoal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on the importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy-making, etc.
- An Introduction to the Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants / Shandesh Bhattarai, Christiane Mendes Feitosa and Mahendra Rai
- Ethno-Pharmacological Relevance/Features of Some Latin American Wild Medicinal Plants / Amner Muñoz-Acevedo, María González, Alma Polo, Marta Cervantes-Díaz, Ricardo D.D.G. de Alburquerque, Esther Flores, Alberto Giménez-Turba, María E. Cazar, Chabaco Armijos, Omar Malagón-Avilés, Feliza Ramón-Farias, Leticia Cano-Asseleih, Elsa Rengifo and Gabriel Vargas
- Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants Used in Diabetes / Patricia Landazuri, Nelsy Loango Chamorro and Beatriz Restrepo Cortes
- Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants from the Tropical Mountains of Northern Peru / Fidel A. Torres-Guevara, Mayar L. Ganoza-Yupanqui, Luz A. Suárez-Rebaza, Gonzalo R. Malca-García and Rainer W. Bussmann
- Ethnopharmacology of the Genus Pilocarpus / Ronaldo dos Santos Sousa Junior, Mahendra Rai, Chistiane Mendes Feitosa, Leiz Maria Costa Veras and Pedro Vitor Oliveira S. Furtado
- Antifungal Activity Validation of Wild Plants used in Argentine Ethnomedicine: A Revision of Polygonum / Norma Hortensia Álvarez, Laura Noemí Fernandez, Gisela Marisol Seimandi, María Inés Stegmayer, Verónica Eugenia Ruiz and Marcos Gabriel Derita
- Antiprotozoal Effects of Wild Plants / Muhammad Subbayyal Akram, Rao Zahid Abbas and José L Martinez
- Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Wild Medicinal Plants of Piauí State-Brazil / Valdiléia Teixeira Uchôa, Mahendra Rai, Gilmânia Francisca Sousa Carvalho, Herbert Gonzaga Sousa, Patrícia e Silva Alves, Renata da Silva Carneiro, Ariane Maria da Silva Santos Nascimento, Felipe Pereira da Silva Santos and Gabriel e Silva Sales
- Eichhornia crassipes: Shedding Light on its Chemical Composition, Biological Activities and Industrial Uses / Fadia S. Youssef, Noor H. Aysa and Mohamed L. Ashour
Ethnobotany And Phytotherapy
- Distribution and Use (Ethnobotany and Trade) of Bergenia ciliata (Haw.) Sternb. in Nepal / Munesh R. Gubhaju and Ripu M. Kunwar
- Cenostigma pyramidale: Ethnomedicinal Properties and Perspectives on A Legume Tree Highly Adapted to Semiarid ‘Caatinga’ Region / Livia Maria Batista Vilela, Carlos André dos Santos Silva, Ricardo Salas Roldan Filho, Silvany de Sousa Araújo, José Ribamar Ferreira-Neto, Wilson Dias de Oliveira, Lidiane Lindinalva Barbosa Amorim, Valesca Pandolfi and Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon
- Traditional Uses, Phytochemicals and Pharmacological Properties of Chenopodium ambrosioides L. (Dysphania ambrosioides) L. Mosyakin & Clemants / Sabrina Baleixo da Silva, Jhonatas Rodrigues Barbosa, Luiza Helena da Silva Martins, Mahendra Rai and Alessandra Santos Lopes
- Apiaceae Plants Growing in the East: Centuries of Healing Traditions and Culture / Sherweit El-Ahmady, Nehal Sabry, Nermeen Farag and Sara Gabr
- Ritualistic and Medicinal Plants from Marajo-PA Island / Paulo Wender Portal Gomes, Luiza Helena da Silva Martins, Paulo Weslem Portal Gomes, Emilli Roberta Sousa Pereira, Abraão de Jesus Barbosa Muribeca, Andrea Komesu and Mahendra Rai
- Ameliorating Insulin Signalling Pathway by Phytotherapy: A Review / Deegendra Khadka
- Croton zehntneri: Essential Oils and Inclusion Complex / Lorenna Fonseca, Mahendra Rai and Sidney Gonçalo de Lima
- Emerging Medicinal Values of Kiwifruit (Actinidia Lindl.): A Review / Mira Dhakal and Shandesh Bhattarai
- Rhubarb: The King of Herbs / Gan B. Bajracharya and Richa K. Gupta
Dr Mahendra Rai is a Senior Professor and UGC-Basic Science Research Faculty at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. He was a visiting scientist at the University of Geneva, Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland; VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and the National University of Rosario, Argentina. He has published more than 400 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 55 books and 6 patents.
Dr Shandesh Bhattarai is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal. He worked in collaborative research projects funded by NUFU-Norway, VW Foundation-Germany, Darwin Initiative-UK, DFID-UK, IUCN-Bangkok, UGC-Nepal, etc. He is a coordinator of the Flora of Nepal Project, an international initiative of the institutions of Nepal, the UK, and Japan. He has published more than 35 research papers in national and international journals and has authored one book.
Dr Chistiane M. Feitosa is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Piaui, Teresina-Piaui, Brazil. Her research area includes natural products with the potential for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. She has published more than 50 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, she has edited/authored more than 10 books/chapters and 5 patents.