1st Edition

Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal
Botany, Natural Products, & Ethnopharmacology





ISBN 9780367779924
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
302 Pages

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Book Description

Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal is a complete compendium. It provides the scientific name, classification, local name(s), historical background, local medicinal uses, botanical description, chemical constituents, pharmacological activity and toxicology of more than 100 medicinal spices used in Bengal. Chemical structures of active constituents are provided as well as numerous references. This book is an indispensable tool for researchers, as well as graduates in various disciplines, including pharmacy, pharmacology, medicine, biotechnology, nutrition, cosmetology and drug development. It is also suitable for anyone who is looking for natural products as leads to be developed in therapeutics, functional nutrition or cosmetology.







  • Focuses on a group of herbs with economic importance – the spices. These herbs demonstrate the richness of chemical diversity and potential pharmacological applications





  • Features field photos with local healers, markets and mode of preparation as well as providing a complete monograph for each plant





  • Discusses the collection and observation of each medicinal spice and presents the ethnopharmacology recorded by the author in Bengal





  • Provides a wealth of scientific information on medicinal spices from an expert in the field





  • Fills an important niche due to the increasing global interests in natural foods and botanical drugs

Table of Contents

Family Acanthaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Acoraceae Martynov 1820



Family Agavaceae Dumortier 1829



Family Alangiaceae A.P. de Candolle 1828



Family Alismataceae Ventenat 1799



Family Amaranthaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Anacardiaceae R. Brown 1818



Family Annonaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Apiaceae Lindley 1836



Family Apocynaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Araceae A.L. de Jussieu 1763



Family Arecaceae Schultz-Schultzenstein 1832



Family Aristolochiaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Asphodelaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Asteraceae Martynov 1820



Family Balsaminaceae Berchtold and J. Presl 1820



Family Bignoniaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Bombacaceae Kunth 1822



Family Brassicaceae Burnett 1835



Family Bromeliaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Burseraceae Kunth 1824



Family Caprifoliaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Clusiaceae Lindley 1836



Family Combretaceae R. Brown 1810



Family Convolvulaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Crassulaceae J. Saint-Hilaire 1805



Family Cucurbitaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Dilleniaceae R.A. Salisbury 1807



Family Cyperaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Dioscoreaceae R. Brown 1810



Family Dipterocarpaceae Bl. 1825



Family Dracaenaceae Salisbury 1866



Family Ebenaceae Gürke 1891



Family Euphorbiaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Fabaceae Lindley 1836



Family Flacourtiaceae Richard ex A.P. de Candolle 1824



Family Gentianaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Gesneriaceae Richard et A.L. de Jussieu ex A.P. de Candolle 1816



Family Hydrophyllaceae R. Brown 1817



Family Lamiaceae Martynov 1820



Family Lauraceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Lecythidaceae A. Richard 1825



Family Leeaceae Dumortier 1829



Family Liliaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Lythraceae Jaume Saint-Hilaire 1805



Family Malpighiaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Malvaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Meliaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Menispermaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Molluginaceae Bartling 1825



Family Moraceae Link 1831



Family Moringaceae Martynov 1820



Family Musaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Myrtaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Nymphaeaceae R. A. Salisbury 1805



Family Oleaceae Hoffmannsegg et Link 1809



Family Onagraceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Orchidaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Oxalidaceae R. Brown 1818



Family Pandanaceae R. Brown 1810



Family Passifloraceae A.L. de Jussieu ex Roussel 1806



Family Phyllanthaceae Martynov 1820



Family Plumbaginaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Polygonaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Poaceae Barnhart 1895



Family Ranunculaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Rhamnaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Rosaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Rubiaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Rutaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Santalaceae R. Brown 1810



Family Sapindaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Sapotaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789



Family Scrophulariace

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Author(s)

Biography

Christophe Wiart (born August 12, 1967) is a French scientist. His fields of expertise are Asian ethnopharmacology, chemotaxonomy and ethnobotany. He has collected, identified and classified several hundred species of medicinal plants from India, Southeast Asia and China.



Ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants in Asia Pacific; bioprospection, collection and identification of medicinal botanical samples and phytochemical and pharmacological study for the identification of lead compounds as novel antibacterial, anticancer, and antioxidant principles from rare plants from the rainforest of Southeast Asia.