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Phytomedicine: A Treasure of Pharmacologically Active Products from Plants
Author : Rouf Ahmad Bhat,Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Moonisa Aslam Dervash
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2021-03-01
ISBN 10 : 0128241101
Pages : 800 pages

Phytomedicine: A Treasure of Pharmacologically Active Products from Plants aims to present updated knowledge of plant-based medicines in terms of their research and development, production, and utilization, from the viewpoint of sustainability and by using the latest technologies. The book explores different phytometabolites on a mass scale, coupled with the efficacy, performance and applicability on target organisms to treat curable and fatal diseases. Readers will find a coherent package of phytotherapeutic information regarding inclusive assortment of research based, scientific amplitude of metabolites from the plant world encompassing various action plans. Information is presented sequentially regarding phytochemistry, biological activity and the serviceable aspects of bioactive compounds. The book also addresses various advancements and achievements of novel drugs from plants using molecular and enzymatic activities, and various technological tools in an ecofriendly fashion. Discusses phytotherapeutic properties for a wide range of medical conditions, including anti-pyretic, anti-infective, anti-malarial, Anti-AIDS, anti-diabetic, anti-cancerous, immune-modulatory applications Includes a discussion of synergistic effects of formulations and antagonistic drug interactions Addresses advancements and achievements of novel plant-based drugs using molecular, enzymatic activities and various technological tools in an eco-friendly fashion

New Look to Phytomedicine
Author : Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan,Iqbal Ahmad,Debprasad Chattopadhyay
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2018-10-23
ISBN 10 : 0128146206
Pages : 710 pages

New Look to Phytomedicine: Advancements in Herbal Products as Novel Drug Leads is a compilation of in-depth information on the phytopharmaceuticals used in modern medicine for the cure and management of difficult-to-treat and challenging diseases. Readers will find cutting-edge knowledge on the use of plant products with scientific validation, along with updates on advanced herbal medicine in pharmacokinetics and drug delivery. This authoritative book is a comprehensive collection of research based, scientific validations of bioactivities of plant products, such as anti-infective, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, immune-modulatory and metabolic disorders presented by experts from across the globe. Step-by-step information is presented on chemistry, bioactivity and the functional aspects of biologically active compounds. In addition, the pharmacognosy of plant products with mechanistic descriptions of their actions, including pathogenicity is updated with information on the use of nanotechnology and molecular tools in relation to herbal drug research. Compiles up-to-date information on the chemotherapeutics used in the treatment of infective and metabolic disorders Presents advancements in the discovery of new drugs from plants using molecular and nanotechnology tools Examines detailed information on the use of herbals agents in cancer, HIV and other ailments, including diabetes, malaria and neurological disorders

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants
Author : Mahendra Rai,Shandesh Bhattarai,Chistiane M. Feitosa
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2021-02-15
ISBN 10 : 1000331008
Pages : 418 pages

The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussion on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for the researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy making, etc.

Herbal Drugs: Ethnomedicine to Modern Medicine
Author : Kishan Gopal Ramawat
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2008-11-25
ISBN 10 : 3540791167
Pages : 402 pages

Considerable progress has been made in our healthcare system, in particular with respect to sensitive diagnostic tools, reagents and very effective and precise drugs. On the other hand, high-throughput screening technology can screen vast numbers of compounds against an array of targets in a very short time, and leads thus - tained can be further explored. In developing countries, the exploding population exerts pressure not only on natural resources but also on the human population - self, whose members strive to become successful and advance in society. This leads to increased blood pressure, anxiety, obesity-associated lipid disorders, cardiov- cular diseases and diabetes. Most of these diseases result in disturbed family life, including sexual behaviour. Despite technological developments, herbal drugs still occupy a preferential place in a majority of the population in the Third World and terminal patients in the West. Herbal drugs, in addition to being cost effective and easily accessible, have been used since time immemorial and have passed the test of time without having any side effects. The multitarget effects of herbs (holistic approaches) are the fun- mental basis of their utilization. This approach is already used in traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, which has become more popular in the West in recent years. However, the integration of modern science with traditional uses of herbal drugs is of the utmost importance if ones wishes to use ancient knowledge for the betterment of humanity.

Natural Bio-active Compounds
Author : Mallappa Kumara Swamy,Mohd Sayeed Akhtar
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2019-09-19
ISBN 10 : 9811372055
Pages : 492 pages

Nature has consistently provided human beings with bioactive compounds that can be used directly as drugs or indirectly as drug leads. Some of the major classes of natural bioactive compounds include phenolics, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, lignin, glycosides, terpenoids, and many more. They possess a broad range of biological activities and are primarily useful in the treatment of various health issues. At the same time, the search for new and novel drugs is never-ending and, despite major advances in synthetic chemistry, nature remains an essential resource for drug discovery. Therefore, more and more researchers are interested in understanding the chemistry, clinical pharmacology, and beneficial effects of bioactive compounds in connection with solving human health problems. This book presents a wealth of information on natural metabolites that have been or are currently being used as drugs or leads for the discovery of new drugs. In addition, it highlights the importance of natural products against various human diseases, and their applications in the drug, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and herbal industries. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable resource for all students, educators, and healthcare experts involved in natural product research, phytochemistry, and pharmacological research.

Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts: Volume 1
Author : A.N.M. Alamgir
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-09-06
ISBN 10 : 3319638629
Pages : 546 pages

This volume focuses on the importance of therapeutically active compounds of natural origin. Natural materials from plants, microbes, animals, marine organisms and minerals are important sources of modern drugs. Beginning with two chapters on the development and definition of the interdisciplinary field of pharmacognosy, the volume offers up-to-date information on natural and biosynthetic sources of drugs, classification of crude drugs, pharmacognosical botany, examples of medical application, WHO ́s guidelines and intellectual property rights for herbal products.

Providing Herbal Education at the Grass Root Level
Author : Clement O. Adewunmi,J. M. Agbedahunsi
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 130 pages

Traditional Medicine in Asia
Author : Ranjit Roy Chaudhury,Uton Muchtar Rafei
Publisher : SEARO Regional Publications
Release Date : 2002
ISBN 10 : 9789290222248
Pages : 309 pages

This unique book provides a comprehensive picture of the vivid kaleidoscope of traditional medicine in Asia presented by 34 eminent authors from 15 countries belonging to the different systems like Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine. Important emerging areas such as harmonization of the traditional systems with modern medicine and the growing role of these systems in the health care structure of countries are also dealt with. Legislation and regulation of these systems and practitioners, an area of growing concern, the need for good preclinical toxicology studies and scientific clinical evaluation of the products and medicinal plants used for therapy are exhaustingly dealt with. The vital issue of protection of traditional systems of medicine and patenting of medicinal plants is discussed in detail. The book is replete with suggestions, and ideas aimed at making traditional systems more effectively, and more widely used for health care. The book also covers the prevailing situation regarding the use and other aspects of traditional medicine in the 10 Member countries of the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization.

Herbal Medicine Past and Present: Trying to give ease
Author : J. K. Crellin,Jane Philpott,A. L. Tommie Bass
Publisher : Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press
Release Date : 1990
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 335 pages

Herbal Insecticides, Repellents and Biomedicines: Effectiveness and Commercialization
Author : Vijay Veer,Reji Gopalakrishnan
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-02-15
ISBN 10 : 8132227042
Pages : 258 pages

This book looks closely at herbal product development and commercialisation. In spite of an ever-growing demand, there is a dearth of safe and effective herbal products that meet consumers’ expectations. Therefore, this book takes it upon itself to elaborate on the development process of herbal insecticides, repellents and biomedicines from a commercialisation point of view. The introductory chapters deal with the various strategies for disease vector control and provide an overview of herbal biomedicines. The subsequent chapter describes plants with mosquito larvicidal activity, including a comprehensive list of lethal concentrations against different mosquito species. The chapter on Himalayan plants discusses potential botanical insecticide sources and their chemical constituents before delving into the topic of natural insecticides of microbial origin and their efficacy against mosquitoes. Plant-derived insecticides belonging to different chemical classes and the extraction, purification and characterisation of bioactive compounds are illustrated, as well. The recent technological advances in the formulation of microbial, biochemical and botanical insecticides are also reviewed. Three chapters focus on important medicinal plants useful for treating human ailments, with special reference to the traditional healing practices of northeastern India. This is followed by a chapter on the production, use and safety of biopharmaceuticals and edible, plant-based vaccines. The intellectual property issues related to herbal products in India including patents, trademarks, geographical indications, trade secrets and traditional knowledge resources are plainly examined. The book ends with a chapter on the herbal product registration process in India, wherein the data requirements for registration, clinical efficacy trials, toxicity studies, quality control, packaging and labelling are clearly explained. In conclusion, this book is a step-by-step guide for the development of safe, effective and commercially viable herbal insecticides, repellents and biomedicines.

Herbalism, Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology
Author : Amritpal Singh
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2011-04-11
ISBN 10 : 1439853614
Pages : 440 pages

Bridging the gap between the ancient art of herbalism and the emerging sciences of ethnopharmocology and phytopharmacotherapy, this book highlights the major breakthroughs in the history of the field and focuses on future directions in the discovery and application of herb-derived medicines. Implementing the concept of reverse pharmacology, it inte

Biotechnology and Production of Anti-Cancer Compounds
Author : Sonia Malik
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-04-21
ISBN 10 : 3319538802
Pages : 328 pages

This book discusses cancers and the resurgence of public interest in plant-based and herbal drugs. It also describes ways of obtaining anti-cancer drugs from plants and improving their production using biotechnological techniques. It presents methods such as cell culture, shoot and root culture, hairy root culture, purification of plant raw materials, genetic engineering, optimization of culture conditions as well as metabolic engineering with examples of successes like taxol, shikonin, ingenol mebutate and podophylotoxin. In addition, it describes the applications and limitations of large-scale production of anti-cancer compounds using biotechnological means. Lastly, it discusses future economical and eco-friendly strategies for obtaining anti-cancer compounds using biotechnology.

Medicinal Plants: Biodiversity, Sustainable Utilization and Conservation
Author : Shaik Mahammad Khasim,Chunlin Long,Kanchit Thammasiri,Henrik Lutken
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2020-04-03
ISBN 10 : 9811516367
Pages : 824 pages

Plants have been a source of medicines and have played crucial role for human health. Despite tremendous advances in the field of synthetic drugs and antibiotics, plants continue to play a vital role in modern as well as traditional medicine across the globe. In even today, one-third of the world’s population depends on traditional medicine because of its safety features and ability to effectively cure diseases. This book presents a comprehensive guide to medicinal plants, their utility, diversity and conversation, as well as biotechnology. It is divided into four main sections, covering all aspects of research in medicinal plants: biodiversity and conservation; ethnobotany and ethnomedicine; bioactive compounds from plants and microbes; and biotechnology. All sections cover the latest advances. The book offers a valuable asset for researchers and graduate students of biotechnology, botany, microbiology and the pharmaceutical sciences. It is an equally important resource for doctors (especially those engaged in Ayurveda and allopathy); the pharmaceutical industry (for drug design and synthesis); and the agricultural sciences.

Anticancer Agents from Natural Products
Author : Gordon M. Cragg,David G. I. Kingston,David J. Newman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2005-06-13
ISBN 10 : 1420039652
Pages : 600 pages

Plants, marine organisms, and microorganisms have evolved complex chemical defense and signaling systems that are designed to protect them from predators and provide other biological benefits. These organisms thus produce substances containing novel chemotypes that may have beneficial effects for humans. As collection methods improve and new screen

De Materia Medica
Author : Pedanius Dioscorides,Dioscorides Pedanius (of Anazarbos.)
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2005
ISBN 10 : 9783487128818
Pages : 540 pages

This is the first modern English translation of Dioscorides’ monumental 'De Materia Medica', written in the first century of our era. It is based on the Greek text established by Max Wellmann in 1906 - 1914. The medicinal materials whose sources, preparations and uses are described include more than 600 plants, but also animal products and minerals. The identification of plants is based on the most recent scholarship on ancient Graeco-Roman botany. Four extensive indexes (plants, animals, minerals, medical index) offer an easy access to the text. The book will be of interest to classical philologists, to historians of medicine and of science, to ethnobotanists and other anthropologists, and to research pharmacologists who explore ancient and folk medical practices in the search of new chemotherapies.

Medicinal Plants of South Africa
Author : Ben-Erik Van Wyk,Bosch Van Oudtshoorn,Nigel Gericke
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 336 pages

A guide of the most commonly used and best known SA medicinal plants including their botany, traditional uses and active ingredients

Dietary Chinese Herbs
Author : Yanze Liu,Zhimin Wang,Junzeng Zhang
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2015-05-18
ISBN 10 : 3211994483
Pages : 802 pages

This work presents up-to-date information on chemical, pharmacological, clinical studies and historical uses of common dietary Chinese herbs. Authored by native experts in the field, the reader is introduced to each herb with a brief chronological review of Chinese literature on dietary herb uses, with chapters dedicated to each selected herb including color photos for each herb. In addition, Chinese characters as well as the Latin botanical name indices, and chemical structures for the known active compounds are also provided. The clear layout examines the health benefits that have been studied for centuries, including current clinical and toxicological data. A wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs are investigated for their suitability into daily diets for maintaining general wellness or disease prevention. In the past decades, natural health products, dietary supplements, functional foods, or nutraceuticals have emerged in the West due to the increasing demand for non-pharmaceutical healthcare products. Traditional Chinese Medicine disease prevention and treatment incorporates the use of foods, and herbal medicine in an integrated manner, and thus the dietary Chinese herbs in used in TCM for thousands of years could be sources for developing new, effective, and safe ingredients to capture the rapidly expanding opportunity in the global market place.

Therapeutic Medicinal Plants
Author : Marta C.T. Duarte,Mahendra Rai
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2015-11-16
ISBN 10 : 1482254042
Pages : 421 pages

Medicinal plants have been used in the prevention, diagnosis, and elimination of diseases based on the practical experience of thousands of years. There is a pressing need to initiate and transform laboratory research into fruitful formulations leading to the development of newer products for the cure of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and hepatitis

Drug Discovery
Author : Hany El-Shemy
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2013-01-23
ISBN 10 : 9535109065
Pages : 526 pages

Natural products are a constant source of potentially active compounds for the treatment of various disorders. The Middle East and tropical regions are believed to have the richest supplies of natural products in the world. Plant derived secondary metabolites have been used by humans to treat acute infections, health disorders and chronic illness for tens of thousands of years. Only during the last 100 years have natural products been largely replaced by synthetic drugs. Estimates of 200 000 natural products in plant species have been revised upward as mass spectrometry techniques have developed. For developing countries the identification and use of endogenous medicinal plants as cures against cancers has become attractive. Books on drug discovery will play vital role in the new era of disease treatment using natural products.

Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics
Author : Joyce A. Cramer,Bert Spilker
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date : 1998
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 274 pages

Based on Dr. Spilker's classic Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical Trials, 2nd Edition, this streamlined sourcebook offers an easy-to-understand introduction to an increasingly critical aspect of health care. Seven succinct sections review key aspects of health-related quality of life and the essentials of pharmacoeconomics, providing expert answers to your most pressing questions: What generic HRQOL and disease-specific assessments are available? How are these scales chosen, used, and interpreted? What instruments do I need...and where can I find them? What is the relationship between pharmacoeconomics and quality of life? Between outcomes research and quality of life? Well-organized and easy to use, Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics: An Introduction will become a standard textbook for professionals and students in all areas of medical research and practice.