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Encyclopaedia of Herbal Antioxidants (In 3 Volumes)

T. Pullaiah (Editor)

Encyclopaedia of Herbal Antioxidants, gives information on antioxidant activity of different plant species. The book is divided into four sections. Section I gives an account of free radicals and their effect on human health. It also gives an account of different ways of free radical generation. Section II gives different antioxidant assays. It includes DPPH assay, Determination of Nitric oxide, Determination of hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, Determination of protein oxidation activity, Determination peroxyl radical scavengers, ORAC assay, TEAC assay, Lipid peroxidation assay, Determination of total flavonoid content etc. Section III is the main component of the book and gives the details of Herbal antioxidants. Investigations carried out on different plant species are listed alphabetically. The plant part used for the assay, the method of extraction, methods of assay, antioxidant activity and the flavonoids and phenolic composition of each and every species are given. A Table giving a list of plants in which antioxidant activity has been investigated is given. Name of the species, family, part used and the reference is listed. References on antioxidant activity are given at the end enhance the utility of the book. Authors, year of publication, Title, journal, volume and pages of references concerning herbal antioxidants is given. The book is useful for Doctors, Pharmacist, Botanists, Chemists and even layman.

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About the author

T. Pullaiah

Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained his M.Sc., (1973) and Ph.D., (1976) degrees in Botany from Andhra University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia during 1976-78. He traveled widely in Europe and visited Universities and Botanical Gardens in about 16 countries. Professor Pullaiah joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as a Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. At present he is Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences; Head, Department of Botany; Co-ordinator and Chairman BOS in Biotechnology. Professor Pullaiah has published 25 books, 175 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books include Embryology of Compositae; Flora of Andhra Pradesh (4 Vols.); Trees of Andhra Pradesh; Taxonomy of Angiosperms; Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India; Flora of Ranga Reddi District; Flora of Anantapur District; Flora of Kurnool; Flora of Nizamabad; Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses; Flora of Eastern Ghats - Vol.1 and Vol.2; Biodiversity in India - Vol.1; etc. He is principal investigator of 14 major Research Projects totaling more than 70 lakhs funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, DOEF, GCC and WWF. Under his guidance 35 students obtained their Ph.D. degree and 32 students obtained their M. Phil. degree. He is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh and receipient of Panchanan Maheshwari Medal of Indian Botanical Society for the year 2002 and Y.D. Tyagi Gold Medal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He is a Member of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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Title Encyclopaedia of Herbal Antioxidants (In 3 Volumes)
Author T. Pullaiah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.11.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189233693
length vi+1274p., 25cm.