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Plants for Human Survival & Medicine

Bikarma Singh (Author)

This book reports the potential plants for human survival, explored medicinal aspects of the ongoing research and development for discovering new molecules, new drugs, new leads, ethnic-traditional applications and nutraceutical values of plants. It provides a baseline data and information on plants and their hidden knowledge for human health. This is build upon based on twenty-five excellent research articles and main focused plant species are Boswellia serrata, Butea monosperma, Colebrookea oppositifolia, Cymbopogon khasianus, Dendrophthe falcata, Dysoxylum binectariferum, Echinacea purpurea, Grewia asiatica, Picrorrhiza kurroa, Saussurea costus, Withania somnifera, Zanthoxylum armatum, different species of Aconitum and Panax, Ashtavarga groups (Habenaria intermedia, Habenaria edgeworthii, Malaxis acuminata, Malaxis muscifera, Lilium polyphyllum, Polygonatum verticillatum, Polygonatum cirrhifolium and Roscoea procera), and hundreds of potential life-saving plants used by different ethnic tribes of Himalaya as food, shelter and medicine in their day-to-day life. Various research studies and clinical trials mentioned in the book will add and contribute a lot in discovering quick leads for medicine formulations and products development. In addition to research suggestions and valuation of plants for humans contained within each of the articles, an introduction section emphasizes particular research avenues for attention in the drug development programmes. As the reader will note, these compilations represent a wide collection of views, reflecting the diversity of sciences and interests of thousands of ideas that enabled thoughtful deliberations from a wide range of scientific perspectives.

Contents: Introduction/Bikarma Singh. 1. Himalaya is a repository of wild food and medicine: a close look on plants for human survival/Bikarma Singh. 2. Endangered Ayurvedic Himalayan herb: a review on chemistry and pharmacology of ashtavarga plants for scientific intervention/Venugopal Singamaneni, Upasana Sharma and Prasoon Gupta. 3. Colebrookea oppositifolia Sm., an important hepato-protective phytopharma plant in drug discovery/Anil Kumar Katare, Inshad Ali Khan, Durga Prasad Mindala, Naresh Kumar Satti, Bal Krishan Chandan, Bikarma Singh, Gurdarshan Singh, Mowkashi Khullar and Neelam Sharma. 4. Dysoxylum binectariferum Hook.f., an Indian Medicinal plant as a source for anti-cancer agents/Shreyans Kumar Jain. 5. Zanthoxylum armatum DC., Perspectives of Biology and Chemistry in medicine discovery/Sushil Kumar and Bikarma Singh. 6. Grewia asiatica L., an important plant of Shivalik Hills: agro-technology and product development/Rajendra Gochar, Bikarma Singh, Mamta Gochar, Rajendra Bhanwaria and Anil Kumar Katare. 7. Taxonomy, ecology and phenology of panax species in North-Eastern India/Lucy B. Nongbri, Saroj Kanta Barik and Ladaplin Kharwanlang. 8. Validated LC-MS method for quantitation of phytochemicals of butea monosperma/Vikas Bajpai, Bikarma Singh and Brijesh Kumar. 9. Diversity, bioprospection and commercial importance of Indian magnolias/Aabid Hussain Mir, Licha Jeri, Krishna Upadhaya, Nazir Ahmad Bhat, Rajib Borah, Hiranjit Choudhury and Yogendra Kumar. 10. Traditional medicinal plants used to treat dermatological disorders in district Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India/Harpreet Bhatia, Yash Pal Sharma and Rajesh Kumar Manhas. 11. Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth, a therapeutically important Himalayan plant for drug discovery/Simmi Sharma. 12. Plant resource used by Riparian communities of Dhir and Diplai Wetlands in Assam, Northeastern India/Miniswrang Basumatary and Tapati Das. 13. Boswellia serrata Roxb. ex Colebr., a multiferous medicinal plant used as anticancerous and anti-inflammatory in drug discovery/Rakesh Kumar Nagar, Govind Yadav and Bikarma Singh. 14. Phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from agricultural soils of Delhi shows mineral phosphate solubilizing ability/Rhituporna Saikia and Ratul Baishya. 15. Investigation of plants utilization by tribal communities of Arunachal Himalayas in India/Anup Kumar Das, Wishfully Mylliemngap, Nako Laling, Om Prakash Arya and R.C. Sundriyal. 16. Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, a potential Indian Medicinal Plant with Multifarious Biological Activities/Gourav Paudwal and Prem N. Gupta. 17. Volatiles profiling and agronomic practice of cymbopogon khasianus [IIIM (J) CK-10 Himrosa] for commercial cultivation and value addition/Rajendra Bhanwaria, Bikarma Singh and Rajendra Gochar. 18. In-vitro investigation of anti-diabetic, phytochemical and silver nanoparticles synthesis of dendrophthoe falcata (L.f.) Ettingsh: a hemiparasitic taxa/Ayan Kumar Naskar, Souradut Ray and Amal Kumar Mondal. 19. Crop-weather interactions, phytochemistry, pharmacology and evaluation of the phenological models for echinacea purpurea (L.) moench under subtropical and temperate environments/Kiran Koul, Bikarma Singh, MK Verma, Sumit Singh, Pooja Goyal, Govind Yadav, BishanderSingh, Surinder Kitchlu and Rajneesh Anand. 20. Note on commercial valuable medicinal wealth in Hamirpur District of Himachal Pradesh in Western Himalaya/Anjna Sharma and Gurdarshan Singh. 21 Revisiting Himalayan high altitude plants for skin care and disease/Javaid Fayaz Lone and Bikarma Singh. 22. Forest resources, village livelihood and investigation of relic places in the fringes of Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary in Sikkim Himalaya of India/Arun Chettri. 23. Himalayan Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipsch.: traditional uses, phytochemistry, therapeutic potential and conservation perspective of critically endangered medicinal plant/Bikarma Singh and Sneha. 24. Bringing innovation and digitization of web accessible herbarium database to build a national resource in India: a case study of plant inventory biodiversity data of Janaki Ammal Herbarium/Bikarma Singh, Sumit G. Gandhi, Harish Chander Dutt, Abdul Rahim, Rajan Sachdev and Yashbir Singh Bedi. 25. Distribution, conservation and pharmacological status of genus aconitum L. with special reference to Western Himalaya/Sabeena Ali, Sumit G. Gandhi, Yashbir Singh Bedi and Qazi Parvaiz Hassan. Glossary of terms. Colour plate. Index.

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Bikarma Singh

Bikarma Singh: CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Canal Road, Jammu-180001, Jammu & Kashmir State, India

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Title Plants for Human Survival & Medicine
Author Bikarma Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.04.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789387973510
length 592p.