1st Edition

Ethnobotany Ethnopharmacology to Bioactive Compounds

    246 Pages 7 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    246 Pages 7 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Ethnobotany: Ethnopharmacology to Bioactive Compounds comprises of carefully selected studies focusing on the importance of ethnobotanical data as an effective approach towards the discovery of novel ethnopharmacological properties and bioactive compounds that characterize herbal products, pharmaceutical drugs and medicinal plants. This book incorporates therapeutic, nutritional, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of medicinal plants, mechanisms of action and clinical trials of bioactive compounds as well as the molecular basis of the bioactive compounds from the perspective of modern phytochemistry. This book will be useful for a diverse group of readers including students, botanists, pharmacists, chemists, herbalists and those researchers interested in ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology.

    Taking Advantage of the Therapeutic/Nutritional Properties of Some Medicinal Plants for Use in Animal Feed

    Amner Muñoz-Acevedo, Cindy P. Guzmán, Nubellys M. Peralta, María C. González and Martha Cervantes-Díaz

    Resveratrol: Perspectives from Ethnobotanical uses to Health Applications

    José L. Martinez, Onder Yumrutas, Maite Rodriguez, Miguel Rios, Rao Zahid Abbas, Luisauris Jaimes and Ali Parlar

    Coffee and Folk Medicine: Mechanisms and Activities

    Filipe Kayodè Felisberto dos Santos, Ian Gardel Carvalho Barcellos Silva, Arquimedes Lopes Nunes Filho and Valdir Florêncio da Veiga Júnior

    Use of Antidiabetic Medicinal Plants with Ethnomedicinal Information in Clinical Trials: Focus on Bioactive Compounds

    Anuar Salazar-Gómez, Candy Carranza-Álvarez, Fabiola Domínguez and Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro

    Phytolaccaceae and Petiveriaceae Ethnobotany and Phytochemistry

    Zilda Cristiani Gazim, Evellyn Claudia Wietzikoski Lovato, Bárbara de Souza Arcanjo, Maria Graciela Iecher Faria Nunes, Suelen Pereira Ruiz Herrig, Ana Daniela Lopes, Carla Maria Mariano Fernandez, Giani Andrea Linde Colauto, Nelson Barros Colauto and Juliana Silveira do Valle

    Beyond Phytochemistry: Comparative Ethnobotany among Oneirogenic Alkaloid Containing Tabernaemontana species from Mexico and the Amazon and the African shrub Tabernanthe iboga (Apocynaceae)

    Felix Krengel, Ricardo Reyes-Chilpa, Karla Paola García-Cruz, Olga Lucia Sanabria-Diago, Willian Castillo-Ordoñez and Laura Cortés-Zárraga

    Phytochemistry and Bioactivity from Huperzias, used by Healers from Saraguro Community, in the Southern Ecuadorian Andes

    María-Elena Cazar, Chabaco Armijos and Omar Malagón Avilés

    The Genus Alepidea: A Review of its Medicinal Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Activities

    Alfred Maroyi, Ruvimbo Jessy Mapaya, Ahmad Cheikhyoussef and Natascha Cheikhyoussef

    Genus Salvia: Its Secondary Metabolites and Roles in the Treatment of Common Cancer Types in Men and Women

    Onder Yumrutas, José L. Martinez, Ali Parlar, Bernardo Morales, Pınar Yumrutas and Luisauris Jaimes

    Molecular Basis of Ethnobotany and the Quest for Flavonoids: An Analytical Journey

    Cecilia B. Dobrecky, Marcelo L. Wagner, Pablo A. Evelson and Silvia E. Lucangioli


    José L. Martinez is a chemical biologist of the University of Santiago of Chile and did his MSc from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He works at the Direction of Scientific and Technological Research of the University of Santiago, Chile. He is the Editor and founder of the Latin American and Caribbean Bulletin of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (BLACPMA) and Medicinal Plant Communications. Dr. Martinez is also a Member of the Editorial Committee of numerous journals and Editor of several books on medicinal plants.

    Alfred Maroyi is a Professor of Botany at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa with a PhD in ethnobotany and plant systematics from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research interest is in ethnobotany, plant utilization, plant systematics and biodiversity conservation. He has written many popular and scientific articles focusing on botanical description, distribution, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of medicinal plants.

    Marcelo L. Wagner is tenured Professor Consultant at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry as well as a full academician of the National Academy of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. He is also a full member of the Medicinal Plants of the Argentine Pharmacopeia, and member of Medicinal Plants of the Argentine Institute of Material Rationalization (IRAM). Additionally, he is the Director of Dominguezia magazine, and the Executive Editor of the Latin American and Caribbean Bulletin of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (BLACPMA). Dr. Wagner is also a Member of Lilloa Scientific Committee, and the Latin American Journal of Pharmacy.