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Many of the thousands of plant species growing throughout the world have medicinal values, containing active constituents that have a direct action on the body. They are used both in herbal and conventional medicine and offer benefits that pharmaceutical drugs often lack, helping to combat illness and support the body’s effort to regain good health. Therefore, in recent years medicinal plants have received renewed attention of scientists in India and abroad and there are spurt of publications on their chemistry, pharmacology and clinical investigations? Based on this rationale, the present volume presents 22 research and review articles embodying recent data on worldwide studies on medicinal plants by eminent scientists broadly directed towards discovery of new drugs of plant origin. Some of the interesting reports included are: Turmeric an Indian curry its phytochemical and pharmacological perspective with special reference to anti-inflammatory action. Blood anticoagulant activity of sulfated polysaccharide from Codium tomentosum as a function of life stages and storage. Cancer chemoprevention by propolis and its polyphenolic compounds in experimental animals. Composition and anti-microbial activity of essential oil from Plectranthus ornatus. Microbial transformations of Artemisinin. Hepatoprotective effects of Ganoderma lucidum. A review of plants as potential antidiabetic drugs. Mechanisms for the antitumour effects of the refined polysaccharides extracted from Ganoderma lucidum in mice. Antioxidant activity of Azardirachta indica A. Juss (Neem) leaf. Genus Lychnophora: Chemistry and biological activity etc. The contributions are from far and wide including Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore and USA.
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Title Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants Volume 17: Phytochemistry and Pharmacology III Table of Content Turmeric an Indian Curry - Its Phytochemical and Pharmacological Perspective with Special Reference to Anti-inflammatory Action (INDIA),The Proaporphine - Tryptamine Dimers (MALAYSIA),Blood Anticoagulant Activity of Sulfated Polysaccharide from Codium tomentosum as a Function of Life Stages and Storage (INDIA),Cancer Chemoprevention by Propolis and its Polyphenolic Compounds in Experimental Animals (CROATIA),Microbial Transformations of Artemisinin (USA),Hepatoprotective Effects and the Underling Mechanisms of Ganoderma lucidum (REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE),Antidiabetic Activity of Canarium schweinfurthii Aqueous Bark Extract in Streptozotocin Type 1 Diabetic Rats (CAMEROON), A Review on Plants as Promising Hypoglycemic Agents (INDIA),Mechanisms for the Antitumor Effect of the Refined Polysaccharides Extracted from Ganoderma lucidum in Mice (SINGAPORE, NEW ZEALAND),Potential Anti-inflammatory, Antiulcer and Wound Healing Effects of Oleoresin from Copaifera langsdorffii Desf (BRAZIL), Effects of Ethanolic Extract of Bougainvillea spectabilis Leaves on Some Liver and Kidney Function Indices in Rats (NIGERIA, U.K.),Pharmacological and Bioactivity Studies on the Natural Resin from Traditional Medicinal Plant, Protium heptaphyllum March. (BRAZIL),Methodology for Quality Assessment of Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae (Danshen), (CHINA), Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids from Bulgarian Species of Genus Senecio (BULGARIA),Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Grape’s (Vitis vinifera L.) Skin and Flesh (ITALY),Phytochemical, Nutritive and Anti-nutritive Composition of Leaves of Moringa oleifera (NIGERIA),Chemistry and Pharmacology of Auxemma oncocalyx Taub: An Overview (BRAZIL, USA),Ethnobotany, Pharmacology and Advances in Phytochemistry of Plectranthus (Lamiaceae) (BRAZIL),Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil from Plectranthus ornatus Codd. (BRAZIL),Genus Lychnophora: Chemistry and Biological Activity (BRAZIL, GERMANY),Comparative Bioavailability Studies of Indomethacin from two Controlled Release Fromulations in Healthy Albino Sheeps (INDIA), Antioxidant Activity of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (Neem) Leaf (INDIA). Page No. 466 Author's Name J.N. Govil, V.K. Singh and R. Bhardwaj Publisher Studium Press LLC Year Of Publication 2007 ISBN 10 1-933699-07-8 ISBN 13 No About The Book No Binding type No Book Size(len) No Series No book size(hei) 9.5 Book size width 6.3 Edition 1st
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