The Himalayan Region is a mega hot spot for biological diversity. It supports over 1,748 plants species of known medicinal value. This title focuses on origin and distribution of Himalayan herbs, their medicinal potential, industrial significance, and research advancements pertaining to molecular breeding and omics-based approaches. Discusses evolved secondary biochemical pathways often in response to specific environmental stimuli Reviews conservation efforts Presents an in-depth analysis of 12 key species
|Author||: Arshad Mehmood Abbasi,Mir Ajab Khan,Mushtaq Ahmad,Muhammad Zafar|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2011-12-15|
|ISBN 10||: 1461415748|
|Pages||: 220 pages|
Covering 100 medicinal plant species of the Lesser Himalayas including Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms, this book reviews ethnobotanical aspects, marketing and anthropogenic pressures, and also includes scientific description and traditional uses.
This life is the outcome of author's field studies and provides scientific information on 111 selected medicinal plants occurring in Kashmir and Ladakh. A chapter on traditional knowledge on healing properties of plants giving ethno-medical uses of 291 plants is included.
Contributed articles presented at the Workshop on "Himalayan Medicinal Plants: Potential and Prospects" organized by G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development Kosi-Katarmal, Almora from 5-7 November, 1988.
Himalayan Phytochemicals: Sustainable Options for Sourcing and Developing Bioactive Compounds provides a detailed review of the important medicinal plants which have already been discovered in the Himalayan region, outlining their discovery, activity and underlying chemistry. In addition, it supports a global shift towards sustainable sourcing of natural products from delicate ecosystems. Across the world, environmental destruction and overharvesting of medicinal plants are reducing and destroying multiple important sources and potential leads before researchers have the chance to discover, explore or synthesize them effectively. By identifying this problem and discussing its impact on the Himalayan region, Himalayan Phytochemicals: Sustainable Options for Sourcing and Developing Bioactive Compounds frames the ongoing global struggle and highlights the key factors that must be considered and addressed when working with phytochemicals from endemic plant sources. Reviews both well-known and recently discovered plants of this region Highlights methods for phytochemical extraction and analysis Provides context to support a shift towards sustainable sourcing of natural products
|Release Date||: 2005|
|ISBN 10||: 9789993376194|
|Pages||: 558 pages|
Contributed papers presented at the National Seminar on Sustainable Use of Biological Resources, organized by Ecological Society in collaboration with Institute of Forestry and Prithwi Narayan Campus at Pokhara on April 22-23, 2007.