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Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant (Volume 2: Biochemistry and Pharmacology)

Virendra Singh (Editor)
Synopsis This second volume of the book on "Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) – A Multipurpose Wonder Plant" contains 42 excellent papers by experts from several countries like Russia, China, India, Finland, Germany and Central Asia. The book mainly focuses on the Biochemistry and Pharmacology of this multipurpose plant, which grows widely in cold regions of Asia, Europe and introduced in North and South America. The book has been divided in three sections. The first section on "Biochemistry" has 25 papers, which deals with bioactive compounds like vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, sterols, tannins, fatty acids, amino acids and minerals etc. in seabuckthorn fruit and leaves. The second section on "Pharmacology" has 12 papers, which deals with the studies on the experimental and clinical trials conducted on the efficacy of seabuckthorn fruit and leaf extracts and oil on various diseases of skin, cardiovascular system, cancer, ulcer and wounds etc. in animals and some studies in human being also. The third section "Miscellaneous" has 5 papers, which deals with studies on the ethnobotany, processing technology, methodologies of health food product development and seabuckthorn research in some countries. The book will prove very useful to the researchers, herbal medicine industry, policy makers and all those interesting in knowing more about this multipurpose wonder plant.
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About the author

Virendra Singh

Dr. Virendra singh, a renowed seabuckthron scientist, is well-known for his valuable contribution in the development of science of seabuckthorn in India. He has been working on seabuckthorn since 1993 and has traveled widely in remote Indian Himalayas and worked on various aspects like genetic diversity & improvement, introduction of exotic forms, propagation, cultivation and management of seabuckthorn. He is also instrumental in initiating the research on clinical and experimental studies and processing of various health products in his university and other institutions. Presently, he is involved in a number of multi-institutional research projects on seabuckthorn and has developed collaboration with other countries. He has contributed several papers on seabuckthorn in reputed international and national journals. He has also edited three books on seabuckthorn in association with several international experts. Dr. Virendra Singh has been elected Coordinator (South Asia) of International Centre for Research & Training on Seabuckthron, Beijing. He was also assigned the responsibility with three other experts, for writing the Constitution of International Seabuckthorn Association, of which, he was appointed founding member of Board of Directors. In order to enhance international collaboration and sensitize the Indian scientists, policy-makers and private companies, Dr. Singh, along with his team, organized the 6th International Workshop on Seabuckthorn in February 2001, at New Delhi. Dr. Singh has been elected Secretary of the Indian Seabuckthorn Association.

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Bibliographic information

Title Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant (Volume 2: Biochemistry and Pharmacology)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170354153
length xiv+600p., Figures; Tables; References; Index; 25cm.