Environmental Pollution and Medicinal Plants
Environmental Pollution and Medicinal Plants presents information on the impact of environmental pollution on the performance of medicinal plants at various levels including damage detection, adaptation, tolerance, and physiological and molecular responses.
This title draws attention not only to seeking new bioactive compounds for herbal drug preparation, but also on ensuring high standards of quality through evaluation of the chemical purity of medicinal plants growing under polluted conditions. It discusses the latest trends and responses of medicinal plants, indicating their tolerance and adaptation to environmental pollution. This book also focuses on secondary metabolites, phytochemicals, and bioactive compounds associated with medicinal plants growing in contaminated conditions.
This book will be indispensable for students and professionals working in the field of environmental pollution, medicinal plants, and herbal medicine, as well as for plant biologists, economic botanists, molecular biologists, and biotechnologists.
- Explains the global trend of environmental pollution and its impact on medicinal herbs with the help of clear text and attractive illustrations.
- Provides a comprehensive overview of medicinal plants and their interaction with environmental pollution in terms of damage detection, repair, acclimation, tolerance, adaptation, and physiological responses.
- Discusses the production of secondary metabolites, phytochemicals, and bioactive compounds (used for herbal drug preparation) in medicinal plants growing in the vicinity of contamination and pollution load.
- Highlights opportunities and future challenges in "omics" studies on medicinal plants.
Anusha Natarajarathinam, Doctorate(Northwestern Health Sciences University)
This book explores the importance of medicinal plants and the impact of
environmental pollution on them. With the increased environmental condition
change, new diseases are evolving every now and then. This book will be an
excellent source of information for different types of medicinal plants that
can be used for different diseases without any side effects since these natural
medicines are more like natural greens that can be eaten every day. The table
that details the impact of sulfur dioxide on medicinal plants is one of the
unique structural elements of the book.
According to the author, the primary purpose of the book is to address the uses
of medicinal plants and their adaptation to the evolving environmental
pollution. This book covers important information that is needed for this
current time and the book meets the objectives by giving enough references and
illustrations. It also details how the growth of these medicinal plants is
affected because of the changing environmental condition. This information is
important for future generations to make sure these plants do not go extinct.
The primary audience of this book will be herbal medicine students/herbal drug
manufacturers. The book meets the needs of the audience. It gives ample
examples of environmental pollution and gives an idea of how to grow herbal
plants in a polluted environment. This author has previously published two
books that talk about herbal medicine and traditional herbal therapy. The
author has been in this field for a long time, which gives him the credentials
to write this book.
Since this book is a collection of research from various authors who specialize
in herbal drugs, it is a great reference for anyone interested in herbal
medicine. The book has an enormous number of references that can help give a
There is an enormous number of books on the topic of "herbal or medicinal
plants." This book is unique since it is a collection of various journal papers
that discuss the impact of environmental pollution on the survival of medicinal
plants, and it also explains to the future generation how to grow medicinal
plants within the changing environmental conditions. Therefore, this book will
be very useful to herbal medicine students.
Weighted Numerical Score: 76 - 3 Stars