1st Edition

Ethnopharmacological Properties, Biological Activity and Phytochemical Attributes of Medicinal Plants Volume 4

By Bharat Singh Copyright 2024
    368 Pages 744 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers the morphological characteristics, ethnopharmacological properties, isolated and identified structurally diverse secondary metabolites, biological and pharmacological activities of medicinal plants. Ethnopharmacology is the systematic study of folklore/traditional medicines, which continue to provide innovative drugs and lead molecules for the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, plant secondary metabolites, used as a single molecule or as a mixture, are medicines that can be effective and safe even when synthetic drugs fail. Therefore, the description of these secondary metabolites as well as methods for the targeted expression and/or purification is of high interest.

    In addition to surveying the morphological features, ethnopharmacological properties, biological and pharmacological activities, and studies of clinical trials, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of 56 plant species. It also presents the cell culture conditions and various methods used for increasing the production of medicinally important secondary metabolites in plant cell cultures.

    This volume:

    • Provides the morphological features, habitat, and distribution of each species of 56 genera selected from the different regions of the world.  
    • Presents ethnopharmacological applications of various species of the 56 genera in this book. Different species of 56 genera are used for ethnomedicinal uses by the people of various countries of the world.
    • Describes structures of various secondary metabolites identified in 56 plant species together with their biological and pharmacological activities.
    • Discusses strategies of secondary metabolites production, such as organ culture, pH, elicitation, hairy root cultures, light, and mutagenesis.
    • Provides a complete overview of each species of 56 genera and the complete information up to 2022.

    Ethnopharmacological Properties, Biological Activity and Phytochemical Attributes of Medicinal Plants is an important book for undergraduate and postgraduate students, pharmacologists, phytochemists, Ayurvedic practitioners, medical doctors, and biotechnologists interested in the ethnopharmacological properties, phytochemistry, biological, and pharmacological activities of plants.

    1.1. Daphne species
    1.2. Dendrophthoe species
    1.3. Dianthus specie
    1.4. Diospyros species
    1.5. Dodonaea species
    1.6. Erodium species
    1.7. Erythrina species
    1.8. Eucalyptus species
    1.9. Eugenia species
    1.10. Euphorbia species
    1.11. Ferula species
    1.12. Ficus species


    Bharat Singh, PhD, FBS, is working as Professor in the Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur. His doctoral research was with Professor S. C. Jain and dealt with isolation and characterization of secondary metabolites as well as their pharmacological investigations from medicinal plants. He did his postdoctoral work at the Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. His research at the Department dealt with the investigation of pharmacological potentials from Strobilanthes callosus. His current research focuses on ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, plant cell culture engineering and biotization strategies to increase the production of bioactive secondary metabolites in plants. By using plant cell culture engineering, the author has increased the production of secondary metabolites 5-8-fold higher than intact plants.

    He has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience. He has been teaching the courses of Phytochemistry, Plant Cell Culture Engineering, Plant Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Agricultural Biotechnology since last two decades. He regularly gives presentations to the faculty and graduate students on ways to improve the quality and efficiency of teaching. Similarly, more than 50 research papers have been published by him in different National and International Journals of repute. The author has presented more than 20 papers in various National and International Conferences. A total of six books of Phytochemistry and Biotechnology have been published in his credit and has guided several students for their PhD and Postgraduate degrees.