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Modern Methods in Phytomedicine

Parimelazhagan Thangaraj (Editor)

The prime aim of the book is to provide scientific information on Phytomedicine. "Modern Methods in Phytomedicine" is a compilation of recent trends in herbal medicine and explores the hidden medicinal potentials of significant plants. This book covers 26 research and review articles encompassing the valuable works of eminent academicians and research scientists on different aspects of the subject. Researches pertaining to the fields of plant tissue culture, plant diversity, DNA barcoding, microbiology, cancer biology and investigations of plants possessing medicinal properties like antioxidant, antimicrobial activities are included in this book in a simple and clear way so as to help in easy understanding by students, researchers, scientists and industrialists.

Contents: Preface. Foreword. 1. Antifreeze Proteins: Cold Tolerance and other Applications/Gyan P. Mishra, Ashutosh A. Murkute, S. Anandhan, Abhay Kumar and T. Radhakrishnan. 2. Antimicrobial Activities of Pteris tripartita Sw.: A Critically Endangered Fern/X. Baskaran, R. Jeyachandran and A. Geo Vigila. 3. Antioxidant and Antipyretic Activities of Rubus fairholmianus Gard/Blassan P. George, S. Harini and T. Parimelazhagan. 4. Capparis spinosa: Potential Medicinal and Non-traditional Vegetable Plant from Trans-Himalayan Region of India/Gyan P. Mishra, Raghwnedra Singh, Ashutosh Murkute, Manish S. Bhoyar, T. Radhakrishnan and R.B. Srivastava. 5. Direct Shoot Bud Regeneration from Shoot Tip Explants of Leucas aspera: an important medicinal plant/T. Bhuvaneawari, N. Geetha and P. Venkatachalam. 6. Plant Diversity Assessment at Arulmigu Sri Veeramakali Amman Sacred Grove, Silatur, Pudukkottai District of Tamil Nadu/L. Rajavel, B. Muthukumar, E. Natarajan, S. Soosairaj, B. Balaguru and N. Nagamurugan. 7. Medicinal Plants with Active Principles in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus/Muniappan Ayyanar. 8. Medicinal Plants Phytochemistry and Biopotentials of Seaweeds: A Review/M. Johnson, G. Sahaya Anthony xavier and D. Patric Raja. 9. Traditional and Therapeutic Uses of Withania somnifera: A Siddha Perspective/G.S. Murugesan and M. Sudalai Das. 10. Evaluation of DNA Barcodes for the Effective Discrimination of Zingiberaceae Species/Dhivya Selvaraj, Rajeevkumar Sarma, Dhivya Shanmughanandhan, Saravanan Mohanasundaram and Sathishkumar Ramalingam. 11. Review on Conventional Medicinal Plants for Wound Healing/Sembian Suriyamoorthy and Kalidass Subramaniam. 12. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: Their Role in Growth Enhancement and Productivity of Medicinal Plants/R. Pemila Edith Chitraselvi and S. Kalidass. 13. The Study of Antioxidant and Antinociceptive Properties of Acalypha alnifolia Klein ex. Willd/P. Revathi, T. Sajeesh and T. Parimelazhagan. 14. Evaluation of Stem Bark and Leaf of Scolopia crenata (Wight and Arn.) Clos. (Flacourtiaceae) for Anticholinesterase Activity/R. Gomathi and S. Manian. 15. Evaluation of the Pharmacognostical, Phytochemical and Antioxidant Characteristics of Leaves of Carica papaya L./T.V. Binu, Kerna Book Leena Margret and B. Vijayakumari. 16. Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity of the Root Tuber of Medicinal Climber Pueraria tuberosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC/Viji Zereena and P. Paulsamy. 17. Evaluation of Enzymatic and Non-enzymatic Antioxidant Activity of Leaf Extract of Ageratina adenophora (Sprengel) King and H. Rob/S.R. Radha, R. Vanitha and B. Vijayakumari. 18. Antimicrobial and Antifungal Activity of Aqueous Extracts of Certain Traditional Plants against Multidrug Resistant Clinical Pathogens/Chanthru Kothandapani, Gomathi Rajkumar and Sellamuthu Manian. 19. Flavonoids and their Health Effects/K. Preethi. 20. Cancer Chemopreventive Effects of Garlic-Derived Second Generation Organosulfides: An Overview/Rajan Ramachandran, Manickam Dakshinamoorthy Balakumaran and Puthupalayam Thangavel Kalaichelvan. 21. Comparative Evaluation on Antioxidant Activity and Phytoconstituents of Thunbergia fragrans Roxb. from Two different Altitudes in India/Rajan Murugan, Rahul Chandran, Shanmugam Saravanan and Thangaraj Parimelazhagan. 22. Chasmophytes: A Potential Source of Medicine/Binu Thomas and Rajendran Arumugam. 23. Nutraceutical Properties of Measa indica (Roxb.) A.DC/Shanmugam Saravanan, Baby John Prakash, Muniyandi Kasipandi and Thangaraj Parimelazhagan. 24. Lithophytic Diversity of Yercaud Hills of the Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu/M. Parthipan and A. Rajendran. 25. Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles: Process and Methodological Advancements at Glance/P. Prema sudha. 26. Evaluation of Nutrition and Antioxidant Property of Canavalia mollis Wight and Arn/Murugaiyan Iniyavan, Sivaraj Dhivya and Thangaraj Parimelazhagan. Index.

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Title Modern Methods in Phytomedicine
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351306849
length xviii+417p., 12 Colour; Plates; 26 B/W Figures; 26 Tables; 25cm.