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Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants Volume 9: Plant Bioactives in Traditional Medicine

Author Name : J.N. Govil, V.K. Singh and Rajeev Kr. Sharma


  • Publisher : Studium Press LLC
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 10 : 0-976184-90-7
  • Page no : 461
  • Publication Year : 2005

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The present volume provides an overview on Human genome project, which offers gene therapy, drug therapy and prevention of genetic diseases. Since both plant and animal DNA is made of four nucleotides of adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine, it is no wonder that secondary metabolites of the former (e.g. alkaloids, isoprenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, lignans etc.) become a drug for the latter. Thus reviews on diterpenes of Euphorbiaceae family. Glycyrrhizin, a triterpenoid saponin from Glycyrrhiza. fruits of Schisandra chinensis, a lignan containing herb in Chinese traditional medicine. Artemisia annua a Chinese plant containing antimalarial drug-artemisinin, plant thionins, Cissampelos mucronata, Patchouli oil-an aromatic crop and 1,8, Cineole (Eucalyptol) are presented. Effects of factors like highly differentiated plantlet or shoot culture, high level of CO2, immobilization of cells, use of elicitors, feeding controlled release polymeric precursors, in situ product removal, molecularly imprinted polymers on yield of essential oil by plant tissue/cell culture have also been reviewed. Clinical efficacy of Anxicalm (tablet containing St John’s Wort and Valerian) in general anxiety disorder, hypotensive effect of Persea americana and Hibiscus sabdariffa of Nigerian origin, antibacterial effects of plant extracts, clonal propagation of Safed moosli, a natural aphrodisiac, have been presented as original article. Pharmacognostic standardization of important Ayurvedic drugs like Calotropis procera and Desmodium gangeticum have been included. Besides, cultivation practices of Guggal, and conservation strategies of endangered plants have also been addressed. Contributors are from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America. Herbal drug formulators, researchers in the field of natural product, Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Biology and Pharmacology would find this volume useful.
Title Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants Volume 9: Plant Bioactives in Traditional Medicine
Table of Content The Human Genome Project (USA) ?Diterpenes of the Family Euphorbiaceae (1980-2002) (PORTUGAL) ?Glycyrrhizin - A Bioactive Principle from Glycyrrhiza glabra (INDIA) ?Antibacterial Activities of Plant Extracts (USA) ?Deciphering the Myth of Fructus Schisandrae in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Biochemical Basis of its Qi-Invigorating Action (CHINA) ?Artemisia annua Linn. - A Review (INDIA) ?Plant Thionins: A Group of Mini-proteins with Potential Therapeutic and Agronomic Values (USA) ?Efficacy and Tolerability of Anxicalm in Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (INDIA) ?Pharmacognostical Standardisation of Roots of ‘Shalparni’ (Desmodium gangeticum DC.) (INDIA) ?Pharmacognostical Studies on the Root of Calotropis procera R. Br. (INDIA) ?Pharmacological Profile of Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich. (Menispermaceae) (NIGERIA) ?Hypotensive Activity of Methanolic Extract of the Calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. on Normotensive Rats (UK)? ?Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin): A Promising Medicinal and Aromatic Crop for North-eastern India (INDIA) ?The Anti-inflammatory Potential of 1, 8-Cineole (Eucalyptol), A Major Essential Oil Component of Eucalyptus and other Plant Species (BRAZIL) ?Influence of Various Tissue Culture Technologies on Essential Oil Metabolism (USA) ?Tissue Culture of Essential Oil Containing Plants Biotechnological Perspectives (UK) ?Clonal Propagation of Value Added Medicinal Plant-Safed Moosli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) (INDIA)? ?Conservation Strategies for Endangered Medicinal Plants of India (INDIA) ?Ecology and Cultivation Practices of Guggal (Commiphora wightii): An Endangered Medicinal Plant of the Thar Desert in India (INDIA) ?Prospecting Phytomedicinal Diversity: Threats and Challenges (INDIA) ?Some Serum Biochemical Indices of Wistar Albino Rats Given Partially Purified Methanolic Extract of the Leaves of Persea americana. (UK)
Page No. 461
Author's Name J.N. Govil, V.K. Singh and Rajeev Kr. Sharma
Publisher Studium Press LLC
Year Of Publication 2005
ISBN 10 0-976184-90-7
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book size(hei) 9.5
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