1st Edition

Application of Medicinal Plants

ISBN 9781138320666
Published November 30, 2018 by CRC Press
288 Pages 12 Color & 63 B/W Illustrations

USD $210.00

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Book Description

Ethnobotany includes the traditional use of plants in different fields like medicine and agriculture. This book incorporates important studies based on ethnobotany of different geographic zones. The book covers medicinaland aromatic plants, ethnopharmacology, bioactive molecules, plants used in cancer, hypertension, disorders of the central nervous system, and also as antipsoriatic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiurolithiatic. The book will be useful for a diverse group of readers including plant scientists, pharmacologists, clinicians, herbalists, natural therapy experts, chemists, microbiologists, NGOs and those who are interested in traditional therapies.

Table of Contents




Some Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Used for the Treatment of Cancers/Tumors, with Special Reference to Its Scientific Validations

Amner Muñoz-Acevedo, María C. González, Sandra M. Rodríguez, Martha Cervantes-Díaz and Carlos E. Díaz

Use of Ethnomedicinal Herbs to Treat and Manage Schistosomiasis in Zimbabwe: Past Trends and Future Directions

Alfred Maroyi

Ethnobotany: Medicinal Plants Used in the Management of Hypertension

Patricia Landazuri, Nelsy Loango Chamorro and Beatriz Restrepo Cortes

Plants Used for Central Nervous System Disorders by Brazilian Indians

Priscila Yazbek, Thamara Sauini, Fernando Cassas, Giuseppina Negri and Eliana Rodrigues

Ethnobotanical Retrospective and Features of the Multipurpose Plant Genipa Americana (Rubiaceae)

Kyria Cilene de Andrade Bortoleti, Roberta Lane de Oliveira Silva, Silvany de Sousa Araújo, Ana Christina Brasileiro-Vidal and Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon

Paramela (Adesmia boronioides Hook.f.): From Popular Uses to Commercialization

Silvia B. González, Ana H. Ladio, Bruno Gastaldi, Fresia Melina Silva Sofrás, Ariel Mazzoni and Gustavo Sánchez

The Genus Vismia: Geographical Distribution, Chemical Composition and Recent Biological Studies

Janne Rojas and Alexis Buitrago

Curcuma longa L.: From Ethnomedicinal to Novel Biomedical Applications

Mahendra Rai, Avinash Ingle, Raksha Pandit, Priti Paralikar, Farkhanda Rehman, Netra Anasane, Pramod Ingle and Suneesh Buxy

Medicinal Plants of the Khyang Tribe of Bandarban District, Bangladesh

Md Shahadat Hossan, Christophe Wiart, Emratul Jannat, Abu Hanif, Prozzal Roy, Taufiq Rahman, Rownak Jahan, Tracey D. Bradshaw and Mohammed Rahmatullah

Management of Cardiovascular Diseases and Related Complications Using Traditional Herbs and Spices

Kavisha Mooroteea and Fawzi Mahomoodally

Use of Ethnomedicinal Plants in Primary Health Care

Nélida Soria Rey

Secondary Metabolites of Some Ethnomedicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Pallabi Kalita Hui, Debmalya Das Gupta and Hui Tag

Characterization and Purification of Antiurolithiatic Metabolites from Medicinal Plants

Ankit S. Kale, Anita S. Patil, Hariprasad Paikrao and Surendra R. Patil


In Vitro Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Ethnopharmacology

Raúl Vinet, Marcela Knox, Marcos Lorca, Claudio Laurido and José Luis Martínez

Insights into the Ethnopharmacological Uses of Rutaceae: A Golden Source for many Pharmaceutical Preparations

Dalia I. Hamdan, Fadia S. Youssef, Mohamed L. Ashour and Assem M. El-Shazly

Pharmacological Properties of Extracts and Compounds Isolated from Platonia insignis Mart. -A Perspective for Developing Phytomedicines

Antonio do Nascimento Cavalcante, Chistiane Mendes Feitosa, Layana Karine Farias Lima, Ronaldo dos Santos Sousa Júnior and Ana Gabriela Sousa Alencar










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Professor José Luis Martínez S. is a chemical biologist and did his MSc from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He works at the Vice-Rectory for Research, Development and Innovation of the University of Santiago, Chile. He is the author and co-author of scientific articles in pharmacology and ethnobotany and has a hundred presentations in conferences at national and international scientific events. He is the editor and founder of the Latin American and Caribbean Bulletin of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (BLACPMA) and is also the Editor of other journals and scientific research books.

Professor Amner Muñoz-Acevedo is PhD in Chemistry and teaches in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Universidad of the North Colombia, with wide experience in studies of natural products (plants/microorganisms—volatile/non-volatile secondary metabolites) based on ethnomedicine, organic synthesis, in vitro biological assays (antioxidant capacity, cito-toxicity/anticancer, antimicrobial, repellency/insecticidal, antiviral activities), functionalized beverages and food, sustainable uses of agroindustrial wastes, sample preparation techniques (HD, SPME, S-HS, SDE, SFE, SPE, Soxhlet, US, LLE) and instrumental methods of chemical analysis (TLC, GC, LC, MS, NMR, IR, UV/Vis). He has authored/co-authored several papers and delivered lectures at national/international scientific events.

Professor Mahendra Rai is a senior professor and Basic Science Research Faculty (UGC) at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. He has been Visiting Scientist in the University of Geneva, Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and National University of Rosario, Argentina. He has published more than 380 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 45 books and 6 patents.