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Biomolecules and Pharmacology of Medicinal Plants, 2-volume set

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T. Pullaiah



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ISBN 9781774910764
March 10, 2023 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
1090 Pages 16 Color & 86 B/W Illustrations

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This two-volume book, Biomolecules and Pharmacology of Medicinal Plants, will be a valuable desk reference book on bioactives and pharmacology of medicinal plants.

Listing the medicinal plants by species, each of these 77 chapters detail the plants’ bioactive phytocompounds and their chemical structures along with their pharmacological activities and properties. These include the plants’ antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, and nephroprotective properties.

Bioactive compounds typically occur in small amounts, and they have more subtle effects than nutrients. Bioactive compounds influence cellular activities that modify the risk of disease and cure and alleviate disease symptoms. These compounds can act as antioxidants, enzyme inhibitors and inducers, inhibitors of receptor activities, and inducers and inhibitors of gene expression among other actions. A wide array of biological activities and potential health benefits of medicinal plants have been reported, which include antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic properties as well as protective effects on the liver, kidney, heart, and nervous system.

The volumes will be a must-have reference for pharmacy institutes and pharmacy professors, phytochemists and research scholars, botanists working with medicinal plants, and postgraduate students of pharmacy and medicine round the world. The comprehensive information presented here provides an invaluable source to aid in the development of new drugs.

Table of Contents

1. Bioactive Components and Pharmacology of Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth 2. Comprehensive Review on Ethnobotany, Bioactives, and Pharmacology of Melia azedarach L. 3. Chemical Principles, Bioactivity, and Pharmacology of Two Yellow Ginger Lilys Hedychium flavescens Carey ex Roscoe and H. flavum Roxb. (Family: Zingiberaceae) 4. Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. 5. Bioactives and Pharmacology of Panax japonicus (T.Nees) C. A. Meyer 6. Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Solanum surattense Burm.f. 7. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Olea europaea L. 8. Luffa acutangula (Roxb.) L.: An Important Source of Food and Medicine 9. Rare and Endemic Medicinal Plant of India: Achyranthes coynei 10. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Syzygium aromaticum (Clove) 11. Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Calendula officinalis L. 12. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Commiphora africana (A. Rich) Engl. 13. Phytochemistry and Bioactive Potential of Trailing Amaranth (Amaranthus blitum L.), Spleen Amaranth (Amaranthus dubius Mart. Ex Thell), Slender Amaranth (Amaranthus viridis L). and Red Amaranth (Amaranthus hybridus L.) 14. Phytochemistry and Bioactive Potential of Bristly Luffa [Luffa echinata Roxb. (Family: Cucurbitaceae)] 15. Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.: An Overview of Phytoconstituents and Therapeutic Potential 16. Bioactives and Pharmacology of Ephedra pachyclada Boiss. 17. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Garcinia kola Heckel 18. Prospects of Terminalia chebula Retz. in Herbal Medicine 19. Phytoactives and Pharmacology of Indian Screw Tree (Helicteres isora L.) 20. Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Activities of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.F.) Nees 21. Bioactive and Pharmacological Versatility of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. 22. Phytochemicals and Pharmacological Efficiency of Acmella paniculata (Wall. Ex Dc.) R. K. Jansen 23. Traditional Uses, Biomolecules and Therapeutics of Cryptolepis buchanani Roem. & Schult. 24. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Daphne mucronata Royle 25. Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Ficus benjamina L. 26. Bioactive Potential of Zanthoxylum armatum (Thunb.) Druce (Family: Rutaceae): An Aromatic Medicinal Shrub 27. Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim.: A Pharmacologically Most Active Snakegourd 28. Comprehensive Review on the Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of the Plant Antirrhinum majus 29. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Arctium lappa L. 30. Experimental Evidence on the Ethnopharmacological Usage of Cleistopholis patens (Benth.) Engl. & Diels 31. Biomolecules and Pharmacology of Crataegus 32. Crateva adansonii dc.: Bioactives and Pharmacological Activity 33. Traditional Uses, Pharmacological Activities and Phytochemicals of Cyperus rotundus L. 34. Myrica esculenta: An Important Source of High Quality Bioactive Compounds 35. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Physalis alkekengi L. (Winter Cherry) 36. Bioactive Compounds and Their Related Pharmacological Activities of Tecomella undulate Seem. 37. Bioactives and Therapeutic Potential of Indian Willow (Salix tetrasperma Roxb.) and Goat Willow (Salix caprea L.) 38. A Comprehensive Review of Phytochemical Profile and Pharmacological Attributes of Scutia myrtina (Burm.f.) Kurz. 39. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. 40. Biomolecules and Bioactivities of Pandan Wangi (Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.; Family: Pandanaceae) 41. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) Aesch. ex Schweinf. 42. Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Paederia foetida L. 43. Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Terminalia tomentosa Wight & Arn. (Syn.: Terminalia alata Heyne ex Roth): A Review 44. Biomolecules and Therapeutics of Terminalia catappa L. 45. Luffa cylindrical (L.) M.Roem. (Family: Cucurbitaceae): The Principal Source of Food and Medicine 46. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Dillenia pentagyna Roxb. 47. The Medicinal Potential of Broad-Leaved Crinum (C. latifolium L., Family: Amaryllidaceae) 48. Phytochemicals and Bioactivities of Devil’s Claw: Martynia annua L. (Family: Martyniaceae) 49. Paris polyphylla Sm. (Family: Melanthiaceae): The Most Important Himalayan Medicinal Plant 50. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Cocculus Hirsutus (L.) Diels (Family- Menispermaceae) 51. Pharmacology and Secondary Metabolites from Morning Glory [Argyreia nervosa (Burm.F.) Bojer, Family: Convolvulaceae] 52. Bioactives and Pharmacology of Bombax ceiba L. 53. Biomolecules and Pharmacology of Hortia Sp. (Family: Rutaceae) 54. Chemical Composition and Biological Properties of Houttuynia cordata Thunb: A Review 55. Anamirta cocculus (L.) Wight & Arn.: A Short Review on Bioactives and Pharmacology 56. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile of Cucumis melo L. 57. Scientific Basis for the Therapeutic Use of Cucumis sativus L. 58. Phytopharmacological Potential of Cucurbita pepo L. 59. Ficus racemosa L. (Family: Moraceae): Much Worshiped, Less Studied 60. An Overview on Ficus virens W. T. Aiton 61. A Phytopharmacological Review on Oldenlandia umbellata L. (Indian Madder or Chay Root) 62. Phytopharmacological Significance of Plumeria alba L. (Family: Apocynaceae) 63. Bioactive Compounds and their Related Pharmacological Activities of Tecomella undulate Seem. 64. Phytochemicals and Pharmacology of Trichosanthes dioca Roxb. 65. Phytochemical Characterization and Evaluation of Pharmacological Activities of Hypericum scabrum 66. Phytochemistry and Bioactive Potential of Kokum Tree [Garcinia indica (Thours) Choisy] 67. Phytochemistry and Bioactive Potential of Indian Prickly Ash [Zanthoxylum rhetsa (Roxb.) Dc.] 68. Phytochemical and Bioactive Potential of Gloriosa superba L. 69. Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Terminalia arjuna Roxb.: Review 70. Bioactive Metabolites and Pharmacology of Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd. 71. Bioactives and Pharmacology of Thuja occidentalis 72. Iphigenia (Family: Colchicaceae): A Genus That Needs Pharmacological Attention 73. Bioactive Compounds and Pharmacological Potential of Commelina diffusa Burm.f. 74. Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Properties of Cissus quadrangularis L. 75. Biomolecules and Pharmacology of Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. 76. Biomolecules and Pharmacology of Oenothera biennis L. (Family: Onagraceae) 77. Phytoconstituents and Pharmacological Activities of Tree Turmeric [Coscinium fenestratum (Goetgh.) Colebr.]

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Biography

T. Pullaiah, PhD, is a former Professor at the Department of Botany at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He has held several positions at the university, including Dean, Faculty of Biosciences, Head of the Department of Botany, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, and Member of Academic Senate. He was President of the Indian Botanical Society (2014), President of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2013), and Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences. He was awarded the Panchanan Maheshwari Gold Medal, the Dr. G. Panigrahi Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian Botanical Society and the Prof. Y.D. Tyagi Gold Medal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, and a best teacher award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Under his guidance, 54 students obtained their doctoral degrees. He has authored over 50 books, edited 20 books, and published over 330 research papers, including reviews and book chapters. His books include Advances in Cell and Molecular Diagnostics (Elsevier), Ethnobotany of India (5 volumes, Apple Academic Press), Red Sanders: Silviculture and Conservation (Springer), Monograph on Brachystelma and Ceropegia in India (CRC Press), Flora of Andhra Pradesh (5 volumes), Flora of Eastern Ghats (7 volumes), Flora of Telangana (3 volumes), Encyclopedia of World Medicinal Plants (7 volumes, 2nd edition), and Encyclopedia of Herbal Antioxidants (3 volumes). He was also a member of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Professor Pullaiah received his PhD from Andhra University, India, attended Moscow State University, Russia, and worked as postdoctoral fellow during 1976 - 1978.