309 pages, colour photos
Medicinally Important Trees provides researchers and advanced students associated with plant and pharmaceutical sciences with comprehensive information on medicinal trees, including their identification, morphological characteristics, traditional and economic uses, along with the latest research on their medicinal compounds.
The text covers the ecological distribution of over 150 trees, which are characterized mainly on the basis of their unique properties and phytochemicals of medicinal importance (i.e., anti-allergic, anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-microbial, and possible anti-HIV compounds). Due to the incredibly large diversity of medicinal trees, it is not possible to cover all within one publication, so trees with unique medicinal properties that are relatively more common in many countries are discussed here in order to make it most informative for a global audience.
With over 100 illustrations taken at different stages of plant development, Medicinally Important Trees work serves as a tool for tree identification and provides morphological explanations. It includes the latest botanical research, including biochemical advancements in phytochemistry techniques such as chromatographic and spectrometric techniques. In addition, the end of each chapter presents the most up-to-date references for further sources of exploration.
- An Introduction to Medicinally Important Trees
- Important Trees with Antidiabetic Activities
- Trees with Anticancerous Activities
- Trees with Antimicrobial Activities
- Woody Plants With Possible Anti-HIV Activity
- Trees With Hepatoprotective and Cardioprotective Activities
- Antipyretic and Analgesic Activities of some Economically Important Woody Plants
- Aphrodisiac and Abortifacient Activities of Important Trees
- Leguminous Trees and their Medicinal Properties
- Figs and their Medicinal Value
- Nuts and their Nutritive and Medicinal Value
- Medicinally Important Edible Fruits
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Dr Aisha Saleem Khan is Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Forman Christian College, Pakistan. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in Plant Taxonomy and Systematics, Applied Botany and Environmental Sciences. She received her PhD from University of the Punjab and postdoctoral research from Miami University, Ohio. She is currently doing research on heavy metal toxicity and ways to overcome problems associated with heavy metal pollution through ultramicroscopic techniques. Her research work in published in many International journals. She is a member of editorial member of international journals. She is also the author of the book Flowering Plants: Structure and Industrial Products published by Wiley- Blackwell in 2017.