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Utilisation and Management of Medicinal Plants

 
V K Gupta (Editor) Anil K Verma (Editor) Sushma Koul (Editor)
Synopsis Medicinal plants have extensive past and present use in treatment of diverse diseases and serve as compounds of interest both in their natural form and as templates for synthetic modifications. According to an estimate of the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 80 per cent of the people in developing countries rely chiefly on traditional medicines for primary health care needs; a major portion of these involves the use of medicinal plants.

The present book `Utilisation and Management of Medicinal Plants' encompass 21 research and review articles contributed by eminent researchers/scientists from various parts of the globe and covers the importance of scientific research on medicinal plants in the areas of botany, chemistry, biotechnology, toxicology and pharmacology. Following are some of the lead articles included in this book:

    _ Biotechnological Interventions for Enhancing the Availability of High Value Medicinal Plants
    _ Environmental Regulation of Secondary Metabolite Accumulation in Aromatic Crops
    _ Search for Useful Substances in Papyrus Cyperus papyrus
    _ Secondary Plant Products and their Biopotentials
    _ Bioactive Compounds from Fungi
    _ Approaches for Enhancing Yield of Artemisinin
    _ Pieris brassicae as Laboratory of Synthesis
    _ Bioprospecting : A Move from Land to the Seas
    _ Medicinal and Aromatic Potentialities of Ocimums
    _ Medicinal Properties of Mistletoe
    _ Saffron : A High Value Crop
    _ Some Potential Anthelminitic Herbal Drugs
    _Variations in Tannin and Oxalic acid content in Terminalia arjuna
    _ Natural Sweetening Agents

It is hoped that this book with wide spectrum of themes shall generate further interest and database for the benefit of academicians, researchers/scientists working on medicinal plants who shall find it very useful and indispensable in their relevant research pursuits.
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About the authors

V K Gupta

Dr. Vijay Kumar Gupta (born 1953) is a Senior Scientist in Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Jammu, India. He did his M.Sc. (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) in Zoology both from University of Jammu, Jammu. His research capabilities are substantiated by his excellent work on ecology and reproductive biology of fishes, turtles, birds and mammals which has already got recognition in India and abroad. Dr. Gupta has to his credit more than 60 scientific publications and review articles which have appeared in internationally recognized Indian and foreign journals. Recently he has been nominated as Man of the Year 2004 by the Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographical Institute, USA and a Consulting Editors of the Contemporary Who's Who.

Anil K Verma

Dr. Anil K. Verma (born 1963) working as lecturer, Deptt. of Zoology, Government Degree College (Boys), Udhampur, J&K State did his M.Sc. in Zoology (1986) from University of Jammu, Jammu. He has undergone his M.Phil (19993) and awarded first rank and Ph.D. (1993) in the field of animal reproduction at the same University and has published about 40 research papers and review articles in reputed journals and books. He is also a member Editorial Board of the book series Advances in Fish and Wildlife: Ecology and Biology, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi. In recognition his standing in greater scientific community, the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) New York, Washington, has recently awarded (2003) membership to him.

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Title Utilisation and Management of Medicinal Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170356253, 9788170356257
length xii+391p., Color Illustrations; 25cm.