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Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 32: Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Validation

By: JN Govil(Editor)
Publisher: Studium Press
Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 32: Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Validation
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About this book

With growing economy, affluence and changes in lifestyle modern diseases like diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular diseases are on the rise especially in the developing countries. Conventional medicinal therapies are associated with high costs and prominent side effects. Medicinal plants offer suitable means to tackle the current grave situation on account of the growing recognition that these are natural products, free from side effects and are easily available at affordable prices. So there has been a spurt in demand for these plant based medicines. Such a backdrop has renewed the interest of scientists in medicinal plant research. However, it is also important that the scientific research in these aspects is documented in a condensed form for easy reference by students, budding scientists and general public.

In this regard the Volume 32 titled Ethnomedicine and Therapeutic Validation of Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants will immensely contribute in discovery of new drugs from medicinal plants and also serve as a handy reference material for further research work. The highlight of the volume is an exhaustive compilation of scientific data from more than 17 countries world over, namely Italy, Argentina, India, Sri-Lanka, Brazil, Serbia, Germany, Cameroon, USA, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Belgium, Iran, Portugal and Hungary.

The focus is particularly on medicinal plants which are important in treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. This compilation emphasizes the fact that it is important to preserve traditional medicinal system based on plant products but also to focus research on them in order to enhance our scientific knowledge pertaining to their pharmacological properties and active principles. It is further hoped that this volume would be of great use to the scientific league and would also enhance knowledge of general public about medicinal plants and their use in daily life.

Contents

- About the Series
- Foreword to the Series
- Foreword to the Volume
- Preface
- Application of Protoplast Technology in Catharanthus roseus - A Tool to Improve Alkaloid Yield
- Production of Certain Biologically Active Metabolites by Tissue Culture Techniques
- In vitro Antiprotozoal and Cytotoxic Activity of Strychnos variabilis De Wild (Loganiaceae)
- Evaluation of Brazilian Medicinal Plants with Tyrosinase Inhibitory Activity
- Recent Advances in Medicinal Plant Research in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Herbal Medicines Affecting Angiogenesis
- Phytochemicals Active in Photoprotection: Sources, Scope of Activity and Mechanisms of Action
- Reversal of Multidrug Resistance by Macrocyclic and Polycyclic Diterpenoids from Euphorbia species
- Gastroprotective Effect of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): Preclinical and Clinical Observations
- Isolation and HPLC Characterization of the Flavonoid Fractions from Cleome gynandra and Comparative Antioxidant Activity
- Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Plants from the Genus Schinus
- Therapeutic Effects of Crataeva nurvala Buch-Ham and Lupeol
- Antiplasmodial Activities of Traditional Medicinal Plants from Garhwal Region of North West Himalaya, India
- A Review on Pharmacognostical, Pharma-cological and Toxicological Investigations of Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn of Sri Lankan Origin
- St. John’s Wort: An Effective Treatment for Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Medical and Biological Importance of Black Piper nigrum L
- Bioactive Properties of Wild-Growing Mushroom Species Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat. from Fruška Gora Forest (Serbia)
- Mentha: A Pharmacological Perspective vis-à-vis Biological and Behavioral Radiation Protection
- Exploring the Neuroprotective Efficacy of Withania somnifera: A Medicinal Plant with Diverse Biological Effects
- Memory Enhancing and Anticonvulsant Effects of Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) in Rats
- Antimicrobial Activities of Three Varieties of Lablab purpureus Seeds
- Heritability and Genetic Gain
- Subject Index

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By: JN Govil(Editor)
Publisher: Studium Press
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