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1st Edition

Ethnomedicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties

ISBN 9781774634042
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
478 Pages 18 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Ethnomedicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties provides detailed information on locally important medicinal plants, discusses the pharmacological properties of selected medicinal plants, and looks at the phytodrug aspects of selected plants. In 24 important chapters, the volume covers ethnomedicine, pharmacology, and pharmacognosy of selected plants.

Medicinal plants are an important part of our natural health. They serve as important therapeutic agents as well as valuable raw materials for manufacturing numerous traditional and modern medicines. The history of medicinal plants used for treating diseases and ailments dates back to the beginning of human civilization. Our forefathers were compelled to use any natural substance that they could find to ease their suffering caused by acute and chronic illnesses, wounds and injuries and even terminal illness.

This volume highlights recent scientific evidence of therapeutic properties of traditionally used medicinal plants in relation to clinical outcomes and remedies for promotion of human well-being. The authors have endeavored to convey the therapeutic knowledge of ethnomedicinal plants clearly and concisely.

Table of Contents

A Phytopharmacological Review on Polycarpaea corymbosa: A Potential Source of Natural Medicine

P. S. Tresina

Multi Potential Medicinal Value of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn

S. Velmani. A. Maruthupandian. B. Perumal, and M. Viji

Therapeutic Properties of Polygala Sps

R. Michael Evanjaline

Multifaceted Medicinal Properties of Queen of Herbs (Asparagas racemosus): An Overview

S. Velmani. A. Maruthupandian, and M. Viji

Rhododendron arboreum Sm.: A Review of Its Traditional uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology

R. Mary Sujin

 Therapeutic Biology of Gmelina asiatica Linn

S. Jeeva and A. R. Florence

Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit. : A Review of Its Ethnobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile

S. Jeeva and Joseph Joselin

Phytochemical and Bioactive Potential of Melastoma malabathricum: An Important Medicinal Herb

K. Paulpriya

 Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) Nicolson: An Important Medicinal Plant

R. Michael Evanjaline

Isolation of ¿- Sitosterol from Crotalaria longipes Wight & Arn: Pharmaoclogical Uses

K. Paulpriya, P. S. Tresina, and V. R. Mohan

In-Vitro Anticancer Activity of Leaf Extract of Pergularia daemia (Forsskal) Chiov

A. Doss, M. S. Rukshana, and T. P. Kumari Pushpa Rani

Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity of Delonix elata Linn

M. Vijayasanthi and A. Doss

Anti-Diabetic Activity of Ethanol Extract of Solanum trilobatum Linn

A. Doss and T. P. Kumari Pushpa Rani

Antidiabetic Activity of Hypericum mysorense Heyne 

V. Sornalakshmi et al.

Antidiabetic Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Vaccinium leschenaultii Wt. (Vacciniaceae): An Endemic Medicinal Plant from Western Ghats, India 

K. Arumugasamy et al.

Effect of Plectranthus Wightii Methanol Extract against Gentamicin-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Rat

K. Subramonian et al.

Evaluation of Hepatoprotective Activity of Eugenia floccosa Bedd. Against CCl4-Induced Liver Injury in Rats

P. S. Tresina et al.

Antifertility Activity of Aristolochia krisagathra Sivarajan and Pradeep and Aristolochia bracteata Retz.: An in Vivo Evaluation

P. S. Tresina et al.

Intifertility Activity of Ethanol Extract of Asystasia travancorica Bedd. (Acanthaceae) and Sonerila tinnevelliiensis Fischer (Melastomataceae)

K. Paulpriya et al.

Anti-Proliferative Potential of Medicinal Plants: An Evaluation by in Vivo, in Vitro and in Silico Approach

K. Vijayalakshmi

Assessment of Anticancer and Immunomodulatory Activity of Asystasia travancoria Bedd. (Acanthaceae)

P. S. Tresina et al.

Evaluation of in Vivo Anticancer Activity of Ethanol Extract of Hedyotis leschenaultiana DC against Dalton’s Ascites Lymphoma Induced Swiss Albino Mice

V. Sornalakshmi et al.

In Silico Validation of Some of the Indigenous Traditional Medicines

Pavithra Chinnasamy and Rajendran Arumugam

Vitexin: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Significance

R. Mary Sujin

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V. R. Mohan, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Head of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, India, with nearly 28 years of teaching experience, along with 24 years of research experience. He has published more than 400 research articles related to ethnomedicinal plants in various international and national peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mohan organized a UGC-sponsored seminar and an in-service training program sponsored by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology. He received the “PEARL Foundation Best Senior Scientist Award,” conferred by PEARL, A Foundation for Educational Excellence.

A. Doss, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Kamaraj College, Tuticorin, India. He has several years of teaching and research in the field of ethnopharmacology. He has published more than 150 research papers in various international and national peer-reviewed journals, as well as four books.

P. S. Tresina, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, India. She has several years of teaching experience and seven years of research experience in seed biochemistry as well as ethnopharmacology. She has published nearly 80 articles in international and national journals and four book chapters. Dr. Tresina has received a “Best Young Women Scientist Award in Botany,” conferred by PEARL, A Foundation for Educational Excellence.


“In this book, assemblage of recent findings and therapeutic potential of diversified medicinal plants/natural products of botanists, chemists, microbiologists, ethnobotanists, and pharmacologists. The book provides scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases, identified novel plants for treatment of different diseases, explores the mechanisms of actions of the plants, and also encouraged the development of plant-based drugs. . . . It serves as the engine of more concrete efforts at conserving and propagating our rich plant resources in their natural biodiversity. This informative book will be for students, faculty, scientist, researchers, and industry professional in herbal remedies and naturaceuticals.”

—From the Foreword by Dr. A. Rajendran, Head, Department of Botany, and Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Bharathiar University, India