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Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants: Volume, 34: Phytoconstituents and Physiological Processes

J.N. Govil (Author) Geetanjali Kaushik (Author) Nitin Rai (Author)

1. Role of medicinal herbs in treatment against Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus MRSA infections/Ben C.L. Chan, Margaret I.P., Clara B.S. Lau, Q.B. Han, Claude Jolivalt, Jean-Marc Paris, Neil E. Rainer Raymond, H. See, K.P. Fung and P.C. Leung. 2. Agrimonia antioxidative effects and perspectives for medicinal application/Joanna Kolodziejczyk Czepas, Marta Lewik Tsirigotis, Joanna Saluk, Izabela Pawlaczyk, Michal Bijak, Barbara Wachowicz and Roman Gancarz. 3. Syzygium malaccense: traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology/Faiyaz Ahmed. 4. Chemistry and pharmacology of Cassia cinnamon: a review/Feng Sui, Chun Li, Jian You Guo, Ming Gang Bi and Yun Peng Sui. 5. Therapeutic uses of Withania somnifera Ashwagandha/Ajay Pal, Bharat Bhushan and Farhath Khanum. 6. Medicinal uses of Lippia Sidoides Cham. Verbanaceae/Marco A. Botelho, Samela Gomes, Gisele B. Barros and Dinalva B. Queiroz. 7. Lagenaria siceraria Molina Standley-a natural multi therapeutic agent/B.N. Sinha, K. Jayaram Kumar and S.D. Kulkarni. 8. Chemical constituents and biological activities of Daphne Genus: an overview/Ipek Suntar, Esra Kupeli Akkol and Turhan Baykal. 9. Micropropagation of Olive: perspectives and new opportunities for versatile medicinal plant/Annarita Leva, Laura M.R. Rinaldi and Diego Leva. 10. Preliminary investigation on the antimicrobial activity of crude Saponins extract in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum)/K.O. Soetan and M.A. Oyekunle. 11. Comparative study of essential oils from two endemic Calligonum species from Tunisian Desert/Adel Dhief. 12. Oils from Raphia species of Congo basin: composition biodiversity and quality/Silou Thomas, Goteni Seraphin, Makondzo Mondako Clementine, Kinkela Therese, Mampouya David, Malumba Mukaya Augustin and Kabele Ngiefu Christophe. 13. Chemical constituents, biosynthesis and Therapeutic applications of Chaulmoogra oil/Virendra Singh Rana. 14. Polyherbal drugs as radioprotective agents: present status and future directions/Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga, Anatappa Govindaraju Rajeev, Princy Louis Palatty and Rajesh Arora. 15. Development and validation of an HPTLC method for estimation of 6-Gingerol in extracts and formulations/Farida Begum, Mohammed Shamim Ahmed, J.N. Narendra Sharath Chandra, Faiyaz Ahmed and Salma Khanam. 16. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of sea weeds a mini review/R. Sakthivel, S. Karutha Pandian and K. Pandima Devi. 17. Plant derived aphrodisiacs an overview/Shelvi Agarwal and Rajeev Kumar Sharma. 18. Medicinal plants used in the practice of Tibetan medicine/Tenzin Choedon and Vijay Kumar. Subject Index.

Medicinal plants play an important role in alleviating human ailments. The importance of plant based medicine which indeed waxed and waned during the last three centuries has now found its resurgence by the close of last century. This resurgence of interest in plant based medicine has created an interest in relevant scientific literature pertaining to phytochemistry, pharmacology and therapeutic uses. In this volume, a comprehensive account of morphology, Phytochemical constituents, traditional uses and pharmacological activities are included in view of many recent findings of importance on Agrimonia, Calligonum sp. Cassia cinnamon, Daphne, Hydnocarpus sp., Lagenaria siceraria, Lippia sidoides cham, Olea europaea, Pennisetum glaucum, Raphia sp., Seaweeds, syzygium malaccense, terminalia chebula, Withania somnifera, zingiber officinale, etc. Their biological activities in relation to pharmacology have been presented in different chapters. Other chapters also include biological activities like antimicrobials anti inflammation, antioxidant, anticancer, immunomodulation, cardioprotective, anticholestrol, astringent, purgative, diuretic, skin ailmetns, etc. Its contributors are from 12 countries namely Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hongkong, India, Italy, Nigeria, North Africa, Poland, Republic of Congo and Turkey.

With the development of antimicrobials micro-organisms have adapted and become resistant to previous antimicrobial agents. The very first chapter summarizes the mechanism of medicinal herbs with direct and synergistic action in association with antibiotics against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Three more chapters are included on anti-microbial activities. Five chapters have described the mechanism of action of antioxidant while four on anticancer activities. The review chapter on "Plant Derived Aphrodisiacs" delineates the medicinal plant species mentioned as, aphrodisiac in literature, ingredients in aphrodisiac formulations and scientific work thereon supporting their potential use in medicinal preparations for impaired sexual functions in human beings.

This special volume is designed for professionals of health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, microbiology, agriculture, botany, medicine, therapeutics traditional medicine complementary and alternative medicine herbalism, medical and public health sciences, healthcare professionals of other various disciplines, policy-makers and marketing and economic strategists. It is also addressed to undergraduates, post-graduates, teachers and researchers.

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Title Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants: Volume, 34: Phytoconstituents and Physiological Processes
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.11.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 1933699248
length xviii+408p., Tables; Coloir; and B/W Figures