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Medicinal Plants: Phytochemistry Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Volume 2

V K Gupta (Editor) G D Singh (Editor) Surjeet Singh (Editor) A. Kaul (Editor)

Medicinal plant research has been and continues to be considered a fruitful approach in the search for new drugs. The scientific basis that accounts for the present of medically useful compounds in plants is by now well known. Medicinal plants would be the best source to obtain a variety of drugs and, therefore, such plants should be investigated in understand better about their properties. This green inheritance thus represents an enormous reservoir of putative lead compounds to be discovered for various diseases.

Based on this rationale, the present volume Medicinal Plants: Phytochemistry Pharmacology and Therapeutics Volume 2 has been compiled and presents 25 research as well as review communications, lucidly written by stalwarts from various research institutions and universities across Brazil, India, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, Thailand, USA etc. Some of the interesting chapters included in this publication are: Antioxidant effect and the hepatoprotective therapy of Rosmarinus officinalis, chemical constituents from phyllanthus amarus schum and thonn and its traditional uses against gastrointestinal disorders, effect of a citrus essential oil in gastric ulcerhealing, inhibitory effects of Jeju seaweeds on NO, PGE. TNF-a, and IL-6 production, mining of novel antifungal proteins from medicinal pants, anticancer effect of alstonia scholaris in mice bearing Ehrlich ascites carcinoma, adaptogenic activity of plantago erosa, role of herbal medicine in HIV/AIDS treatment and management, estrogenic effect of phytoestrogens present in soybeans on the male reproductive system of wistar rats, hypoglycemic effect of allium porrum leaves. The chapter on protective effect of orthosiphon stamineus in acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity rats and to evaluate its protection from hepatic injuries by correlating to the phase II hepatic detoxification enzymes in rats is also included. Review chapter on Indian gooseberries have made an attempt to bring together recent work and current trends in the field of modern phytomedicine from different parts of the world. An overview on the current knowledge and understanding of red palm oil dietary supplementation in the onset of oxidative stress related conditions such as cardiovascular disease with special focus on red palm oil dietary composition have been described. Comparative study on the effect of mulberry leaves with that of standard drug-glibenclamide on blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin levels and on the activity of gluconeogenic enzymes in NIDDM patients has also been included. The concluding chapter highlights the importance and significance of Labisia pumila as potential source of traditional medicine in Malaysia.

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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.

G D Singh

Dr. Gurdarshan Singh (born 1962-), working as senior Scientist in Pharmacology Division of Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR), Jammu. He did his M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in Zoology from University of Jammu, Jammu-India.

Dr. Singh has published 13 research papers, both in national and international journals of high repute and impact factor. He is also actively involved in Indo- Malaysian research project on Malaysian medicinal plant, Labisia pumila and generated pre-clinical safety pharmacology data. His main areas of research are toxicity and regulatory pharmacology of new chemical entities for drug development programme.

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Title Medicinal Plants: Phytochemistry Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Volume 2
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.04.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170357681
length xiv+434p., Figures; Tables; Colour Plates.