Medicinal plants render a rich source of bioactive compounds used in drug formulation and development; they play a key role in traditional or indigenous health systems. As the demand for herbal medicines increases worldwide, supply is declining as most of the harvest is derived from naturally growing vegetation. Considering global interests and covering several important aspects associated with medicinal plants, the Exploring Medicinal Plants series comprises volumes valuable to academia, practitioners, and researchers interested in medicinal plants. Topics provide information on a range of subjects including diversity, conservation, propagation, cultivation, physiology, molecular biology, growth response under extreme environment, handling, storage, bioactive compounds, secondary metabolites, extraction, therapeutics, mode of action, and healthcare practices.
Led by Azamal Husen, PhD, this series is directed to a broad range of researchers and professionals consisting of topical books exploring information related to medicinal plants. It includes edited volumes, references, and textbooks available for individual print and electronic purchases.
Wild Mushrooms and Health Diversity, Phytochemistry, Medicinal Benefits, and Cultivation
Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Steps Towards Drug Discovery
Aquatic Medicinal Plants
Secondary Metabolites from Medicinal Plants Nanoparticles Synthesis and their Applications
By Kamal Semwal, Steven Stephenson, Azamal Husen
September 01, 2023
Medicinal mushrooms have been used since ancient times. Certain mushrooms can be used in treating numerous conditions including those related to cardiovascular health, obesity, cholesterol balance, bone health, diabetes, and cancer. Wild Mushrooms and Health Diversity, Phytochemistry, Medicinal ...
By Mohd Adnan, Mitesh Patel, Mejdi Snoussi
August 28, 2023
Medicinal and aromatic plants are beneficial to human health benefitting human health. Plant-derived molecules possess biological activities that can be used to prevent many infectious diseases and metabolic disorders. Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants summarizes ...
By Archana Bachheti, Rakesh Kumar Bachheti, Azamal Husen
August 01, 2023
The use of medicinal plants in herbal and modern medicine has gained popularity over the last few decades due to consumers taking more natural approaches to medicine. Aquatic medicinal plants are rich in bioactive compounds and demonstrate various commercial, nutraceutical, and biological ...
By Azamal Husen
July 17, 2023
Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with metabolic disorder. Persons suffering from diabetes have shown accelerated levels of blood sugar which often harms the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Over the past few decades, the prevalence of diabetes has been progressively ...
By Rakesh Kumar Bachheti, Archana Bachheti
June 02, 2023
Medicinal plant-based synthesis of nanoparticles from various extracts is easy, safe, and eco-friendly. Medicinal and herbal plants are the natural source of medicines, mainly due to the presence of secondary metabolites, and have been used as medicine since ancient times. Secondary Metabolites ...
By Arafat Abdel Hamed Abdel Latef
May 11, 2023
Medicinal Plant Responses to Stressful Conditions discusses the effects of multiple biotic and abiotic stressors on medicinal plants. It features information on biochemical, molecular and physiological strategies used to mitigate or alleviate detrimental effects of biotic and abiotic stressors. The...
By Learnmore Kambizi, Callistus Bvenura
May 05, 2023
Sustainable Uses and Prospects of Medicinal Plants presents information on less known and underexplored medicinal plant species in various regions of the world. The book investigates current advances in medicinal plant science and includes detailed information on the use of green nanotechnology, ...
By David Ramiro Aguillón-Gutiérrez, Cristian Torres-León, Jorge Alejandro Aguirre-Joya
May 02, 2023
The description and analysis of the Mexican and other countries desertic plants from the point of view of their use in traditional medicine and their potential use in integrative medicine is the overall theme of this book. Aromatic and Medicinal Plants of Drylands and Deserts: Ecology, Ethnobiology...
By Azamal Husen
March 14, 2023
Poisonous plants are used in traditional medicine systems in various healing therapies. They are a rich resource of ingredients used in herbal drug formulations that are also used in the development of synthetic drugs. They are recognized for their antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, and ...
By Mohd Kafeel Ansari, Bengu Turkyilmaz Unal, Munir Ozturk, Gary Owens
February 27, 2023
Since ancient times, plants serve as a valuable source of traditional herbal medicines. Unlike modern medicines, herbal medicines have consistently demonstrated health advantages, including a lack of serious adverse side effects, long-lasting curative impacts and overall cost-effectiveness. Even ...
By Altaf Ahmad, Ambreen Asif
February 21, 2023
Herbal drugs play a pivotal role in modern medicine and pharmaceutical care; however, only limited biotechnology applications have been seen in medicinal plants. Revolutions in high-throughput approaches emphasize omics approaches, such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. A ...
By Sachidanand Singh, Rahul Datta, Parul Johri, Mala Trivedi
December 28, 2022
Plant-based drugs play an important role in all cultures and have been crucial in maintaining health and fighting diseases, and by using contemporary methods of biotechnology, plants with explicit chemical compositions are propagated and genetically upgraded for the mining of pharmaceuticals. ...