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Herbal Drugs and Biotechnology

Pravin Chandra Trivedi (Editor)

The knowledge of herbal medicine has expanded a lot in recent years. This second edition of the book "Herbal Drugs and Biotechnology" contains 23 chapters on different aspects of medicinal plant having biotechnological approaches. Current information have been added as and where required, besides adding six new chapters in this second edition. Articles on traditional herbal medicines; phytochemical and antimicrobial studies; plants used in hypercholesterolamina; having hypo and anti-cancerous properties have been dealt with in detail covering recent findings on the subject. The role of biotechnology, using tissue culture studies on medicinal plants, antimicrobial agents from in vivo and tissue culture study; micropropagation and chemistry of plants have been included to project the importance of biotechnology in this century. The chapter on various facets of standardisation of tools for utilisation of medicinal plants is the need of the day, keeping in mind the adulteration in the crude drug market. The chapter on phytochemicals in radioprotection provides additional information on the subject. The book also covers information on medicinal orchids, exploitation of inter-specific crosses for developing novel plant and nematode diseases of medicinal plants.

This revised edition of book provides adequate background and current information on herbal medicines. This book will serve as a practical guide for teachers, medical practitioners, research workers, industrialists, biotechnologists and workers in the field of medicinal plants.

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About the author

Pravin Chandra Trivedi

Dr. Pravin Chandra Trivedi (born 3 March 1953), Ph.D., F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.N.S.I., F.L.S. (London), F.B.R.S., F.M.A., F.E.S.; Professor of Botany; Director, College Development Council and Vice-Principal of Maharaja's College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, has a brilliant academic career, standing first in all examinations. He joined Rajasthan University as Lecturer in Botany in 1974. Dr. Trivedi worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the North Carolina State University. Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. He has published more than 170 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. He has edited and written 27 books. Dr. Trivedi has guided 24 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 17 major research projects funded by D.S.T., I.C.A.R., U.G.C., C.S.I.R. and D.B.T. He is an elected Fellow of Seven reputed academic bodies. Dr, Trivedi has visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Belgium. Presently, he is an elected President of the Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi (Central Zoe); Councillor and Convenor, Jaipur Cahpter of Indian Science Congress Association; Councillor of Indian Botanical and Honorary Secretary-General of the Rajasthan Academy of Sciences. Dr. Trivedi is a recipient of Scientist of the Year Award 2001, Bioved Fellowship Award and Young Scientist Project Award. He is a member of the editorial and advisory board of seven reputed journals. He has organized seven national seminars and participated in many at national and international levels. He is also a member of the expert panels of many national organizations including U.P.S.C. His major research interest includes nematode biology, biological control of pests, biotechnology, medicinal plants, ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation.

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Bibliographic information

Title Herbal Drugs and Biotechnology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 2nd ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171326099, 9788171326099
length xvi+462p., Figures; 25cm.