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Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants

1st Edition

Edited by Jayanta Kumar Patra, Gitishree Das, Sanjeet Kumar, Hrudayanath Thatoi

Apple Academic Press

432 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 68 B/W Illus.

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Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants provides a multitude of contemporary views on the diversity of medicinal plants, discussing both their traditional uses and therapeutic claims. This book emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information as well as examining and preserving the diversity of traditional medicines. It also discusses the challenges present with limited access to modern medicine and the ways in which research can be conducted to enhance these modern practices. The book also explores the conservation procedures for endangered plant species and discusses their relevance to ethnopharmacology.

Each chapter of this book relays the research of experts in the field who conducted research in diverse landscapes of India, providing a detailed account of the basic and applied approaches of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology. The book reviews multiple processes pertaining to medicinal plants, such as collecting the traditional therapeutic values and validation methods. It also explores developments in the field such as the diversity and medicinal potential of unexplored plant species and applications in drug formulation to fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR).

Table of Contents

Part 1: Biodiversity And Conservation

1. Biodiversity Bioprospection with Respect to Medicinal Plants

Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy et al.

2. Diversity Analysis of Indian Mangrove Organisms to Explore Their Potential in Novel and Value-Added Biomolecules

Angana Sarkar et al.

3. Ecological and Biomass Assessment of Vegetation Cover of an University Campus

Kakoli Banerjee et al.

4. Edible Solanum Species Used by the Ethnic and Local People of North Eastern India

Moumita Saha and B. K. Datta

5. Medicinal Plant Diversity in Urban Areas

Sanjeet Kumar et al.

6. Araceae of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, South Western Ghats, India

Jose Mathew et al.

7. Flowering Plant Diversity in the Alpine Regions of Eastern Himalaya

Dipankar Borah et al.

Part 2: Ethnopharmacology And Medicinal Plants

8. Ethno-Bioprospection in North East India

Amritesh C. Shukla et al.

9. Medicinal Plants of India and Their Antimicrobial Property

Ifra Zoomi et al.

10. Ethnopharmacological Properties of Some Threatened Medicinal Plants

Sanjeet Kumar et al.

11. Medicinal Plants: A Potent Antimicrobial Source and an Alternative to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Shraddha Chauhan, Reecha Sahu, and Lata S B Upadhyay

12. Lasia spinosa: Wild Nutraceutical for Formulation of Future Drugs

Sabeela Beevi Ummalyma and Rajkumari Supriya Devi

13. Plant Diversity and Ethano-Botanical Prospective of Odisha

Saswati Dash, et al.

14. Structural Profiling of Bioactive Compounds with Medicinal Potential from Traditional Indian Medicinal Plants

C. Sareena et al.

15. Ethnobotanical Study of Pharmacologically Important Medicinal Plants

S. C. Sahu

16. Garcinia xanthochymus Hook. F. Ex T. Anderson: An Ethnobotanically Important Tree Species of the Similipal Biosphere Reserve, India

Rajkumari Supriya Devi et al.

17. Tribal Claims vs. Scientific Validation: A Case Study on Two Species of Order Zingiberales curcuma Longa L. & Costus speciosus Koen

R. S. Devi, et al.





About the Editors

Jayanta Kumar Patra, PhD, PDF, is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Research Institute of Biotechnology and Medical Converged Science, Dongguk University, Ilsandong, Gyeonggido, Republic of Korea.

Gitishree Das, PhD, PDF, is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Research Institute of Biotechnology and Medical Converged Science, Dongguk University, Ilsandong, Gyeonggido, Republic of Korea.

Sanjeet Kumar, PhD, DELF, is currently working as President at the Ambika Prasad Research Foundation, Bhubaneswar, India, and as Zonal Head of the Sustainable Biodiversity Committee, Odisha Wildlife Hub, Odisha, India.

Hrudayanath Thatoi, PhD, is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology at North Orissa University, Odisha, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Nursing / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / General