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
APPLICATIONS OF ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS. Some Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Used for the Treatment of Cancers/Tumors, with Special Reference to Its Scientific Validations. Use of Ethnomedicinal Herbs to Treat and Manage Schistosomiasis in Zimbabwe: Past Trends and Future Directions. Ethnobotany: Medicinal Plants Used in the Management of Hypertension. Plants Used for Central Nervous System Disorders by Brazilian Indians. Ethnobotanical Retrospective and Features of the Multipurpose Plant Genipa Americana (Rubiaceae). Paramela (Adesmia boronioides Hook.f.): From Popular Uses to Commercialization. The Genus Vismia: Geographical Distribution, Chemical Composition and Recent Biological Studies. Curcuma longa L.: From Ethnomedicinal to Novel Biomedical Applications. Medicinal Plants of the Khyang Tribe of Bandarban District, Bangladesh. Management of Cardiovascular Diseases and Related Complications Using Traditional Herbs and Spices. Use of Ethnomedicinal Plants in Primary Health Care. Secondary Metabolites of Some Ethnomedicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Characterization and Purification of Antiurolithiatic Metabolites from Medicinal Plants. ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY. In Vitro Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Ethnopharmacology. Insights into the Ethnopharmacological Uses of Rutaceae: A Golden Source for many Pharmaceutical Preparations. Pharmacological Properties of Extracts and Compounds Isolated from Platonia insignis Mart. -A Perspective for Developing Phytomedicines.
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.