Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal: Botany, Natural Products, & Ethnopharmacology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal

Botany, Natural Products, & Ethnopharmacology, 1st Edition

By Christophe Wiart

CRC Press

278 pages | 67 B/W Illus.

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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

Reviews

Arranged alphabetically by botanical family, the highlighted herbs will be useful for researchers and students interested in the study of the potential pharmacological applications of these natural products. Each entry features field photos and ethnopharmacological uses, as well as a monograph. The information is geared toward various disciplines, including pharmacy, pharmacology, medicine, biotechnology, nutrition, cosmetology, and conventional drug development.

- American Botanical Council, Issue 123, 2019

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 Scrophulariaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789

Family Smilacaceae Ventenat 1799

Family Solanaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789

Family Sterculiaceae E.P. Ventenat ex Salisbury 1807

Family Tiliaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789

Family Ulmaceae Mirbel 1815

Family Urticaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1879

Family Verbenaceae J. Saint-Hilaire 1805

Family Vitaceae A. L. de Jussieu 1789

Family Zingiberaceae Martynov 1820

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants

This unique book series focuses on the natural products chemistry of botanical medicines from different countries such as Turkey, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Brazil, China, S. Africa, Thailand, Borneo, Cameroon, Uganda and Madagascar. These fascinating volumes are written by experts from their respective countries. The series will focus on the pharmacognosy, covering recognized areas rich in folklore as well as botanical medicinal uses as a platform to present the natural products and organic chemistry. Where possible, the authors will link these molecules to pharmacological modes of action. The series intends to trace a route through history from ancient civilizations to the modern day showing the importance to man of natural products in medicines, in foods and a variety of other ways.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General