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1st Edition

Aquatic Medicinal Plants

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ISBN 9781032188904
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
312 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The use of medicinal plants in herbal and modern medicine has gained popularity over the last few decades due to consumers taking more natural approaches to medicine. Aquatic medicinal plants are rich in bioactive compounds and demonstrate various commercial, nutraceutical, and biological applications. Aquatic Medicinal Plants offers the reader a wealth of information on uses bioactive components of these plants, along with crucial references, and explains their traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties.


Provides information on aquatic and semiaquatic medicinal plants and their uses globally.

Discusses phytochemical components with the known active constituents and their pharmaceutical applications.

This volume in the Exploring Medicinal Plants series is appropriate for scientists, experts, and consultants associated with the exploration of aquatic medicinal plant usage.  This book is an essential tool for identifying important aquatic medicinal plants and possibilities for the synthesis or preparation of modern drugs.  

Table of Contents

Medicinal Importance of Nelumbo nucifera. Traditional Uses, Important Phytochemical, and Therapeutic Profile of Persicaria hydropiper. Ethnobotanical, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacological Activity of Marsilea minuta. Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacological Properties of Hedychium coronarium. Pharmacognostical Phytochemical, and Ethnomedicinal Properties of Enhydra fluctuans. Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological Properties of Acorus calamus. Medicinal properties of Rotula aquatic. Traditional Uses and Pharmacological Profile of Sphaeranthus indicus. Phytochemistry and Medicinal Uses of Pistia stratiotes. Biological Activity and Medicinal Uses of Arundo donax. Sagittaria sagittifolia. Phytochemistry and Pharmaceutical Application of Laurencia obtuse: A Red Seaweed. Phytochemical and Therapeutic Properties of Didemnum genus. Brown Algae (Phaeophyta) Source of Different Phytochemical and their Medicinal Application. Phytochemistry and Bioactivity of Green Algae (Chlorophyta). Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Red Algae (Rhodophyta).

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Archana (Joshi) Bachheti did her BSc in the year 1997 and MSc in 1999 from HNB Garhwal University, India. She received her Ph.D. from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India in 2006. She has carried out research projects and consultancy work in the areas of ecorestoration/ development of wasteland, Physico-chemical properties of Jatropha curcus seed oil and their relation with altitudinal variation and has been a Consultant Ecologist to a project funded by a government agency. Dr. Joshi is currently an Associate Professor at Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India. She has also served in academia within India and provided expertise internationally for more than 15 years where she taught Ecology and Environment, Environmental Science, Freshwater Ecology, Disaster management, and Bryophytes and Pteridophytes. Her major research interests encompass the broad, interdisciplinary field of plant ecology, with a focus on eco-restoration, green chemistry especially the synthesis of nanomaterial, and medicinal properties of plants. The breadth of her research spans from degraded land ecological amelioration, physical and chemical properties of plant's oil to plant-based nanomaterial. She guided one Ph.D. student and is supervising three scholars as well as guided graduate and undergraduate students for their research projects. While it was the fascination with forest biodiversity that captured her interest, it has been her love for the exploration of values of biodiversity and social upliftment through it that has maintained that passion. Dr. Joshi has published more than 40 research articles in international and national journals along with six book chapters. Recently Dr. Joshi has edited one book on Non-Timber Forest Products - Food, Healthcare and Industrial Applications and submitted it to Springer for publication. She organized several National seminars/conferences at Graphic Era University, India. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bachheti graduated from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Garhwal, India, in 1996. He completed his MSc in Organic Chemistry from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Garhwal, India in 1998. He had undergone a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, in 2001. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Kumaun University, Nainital, India in 2007. He is presently working as an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Industrial Chemistry at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) of Ethiopia, where he teaches Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate students. Before joining AASTU, Dr. Rakesh was working as Dean Project (Assistant) in Graphic Era University (A grade university by NACC) Dehradun, India. Dr. Rakesh also presented papers in various international (Malaysia, Thailand and India) and national conferences. He was a member of various important committees such as the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Antiaging committee. His major research interests include natural Product for Industrial application, biofuel and bioenergy, green synthesis of nanoparticles, their application and Pulp and paper technology. He retains a fundamental love for natural products, which permeates his research. He has also successfully advised 30 MSc and 3 Ph.D. students to completion and countless undergraduates have researched in his laboratory. Dr. Bachheti has over 50 publications dealing with various aspects of natural product chemistry and has eight book chapters published by Springer, Elsevier, and Nova Publisher. Presently, he is supervising 3 Ph.D. students, 3 Master's students and working on two research projects funded by AASTU. Recently Dr. Bachheti has edited one book on Non-Timber Forest Products - Food, Healthcare and Industrial Applications and submitted it to Springer for publication. Professor Azamal Husen (BSc from Shri Murli Manohar Town Post Graduate College, Ballia, UP; MSc from Hamdard University, New Delhi; and PhD from Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India) is a Foreign Delegate at Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita, Ethiopia. He has served the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, as a Full Professor of Biology, and worked as the Coordinator of MSc Program and the Head, Department of Biology. He was a Visiting Faculty of the Forest Research Institute, and the Doon College of Agriculture and Forest at Dehra Dun, India. He has a more than 20 years’ experience of teaching, research, and administration. Dr. Husen specializes in biogenic nanomaterials fabrication and their application, plant response to nanomaterials, plant production and adaptation to harsh environments at physiological, biochemical, and molecular levels, herbal medicine, and clonal propagation and improvement of tree species. He has conducted several research projects sponsored by various funding agencies, including the World Bank, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), the Indian Council of Forest Research Education (ICFRE); and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), etc. He has published over 100 research papers, review articles and book chapters, edited books of international repute, presented papers in several conferences, and produced over a dozen of manuals and monographs. Dr. Husen received four fellowships from India and a recognition award from University of Gondar, Ethiopia, for excellent teaching, research and community service. An active organizer of seminars/conferences and an efficient evaluator of research projects and book proposals as he is, Dr. Husen has been on the Editorial board and the panel of reviewers of several reputed journals of Elsevier, Frontiers Media SA, Taylor & Francis, Springer Nature, RSC, Oxford University Press, Sciendo, The Royal Society, CSIRO, PLOS and John Wiley & Sons. He is included in the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is a Fellow of the Plantae group of American Society of Plant Biologists, and a Member of International Society of Root Research, Asian Council of Science Editors, and INPST, etc. Also, he is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Plant Physiology.