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1st Edition

Medicinal Plants of Borneo

ISBN 9781138601079
Published May 4, 2021 by CRC Press
189 Pages 34 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The rich biodiversity of Borneo provides many useful plants for medicinal purposes. Written by experts in the field, Medicinal Plants of Borneo provides a guide and introduction to the medicinal plants from Borneo used traditionally as well as plants whose medicinal uses have been recently discovered. These include anti-HIV plants – such as Calophyllum lanigerum (calanolide A) – and anti-cancer plants – such as Aglaia foveolata (silvestrol). The book also provides information on the relevant medicinal chemistry, such as isolated bioactive compounds and the mechanism of action, where available.


  • Discusses the rich experience in the use of medicinal plants and the wide diversity of Borneo’s botanical resources
  • Presents plants with medicinal properties from a scientific perspective
  • Provides readers with current information on the chemistry and pharmacology of natural products with pharmaceutical potential
  • Covers a range of chemical, botanical and pharmacological diversities
  • Forms an important part of the Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants series due to an increasing global interest in natural products and botanical drugs

Simon Gibbons is Head of the School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK, and a Professor of Natural Product Chemistry. He was formerly a Professor of Medicinal Phytochemistry at the School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL).

Stephen P. Teo is a forest botanist with the Forest Department, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Table of Contents

1. Anti-Malarial Plants 2. Anti-Fungal Plants 3. Anti-Mycobacterial Plants 4. Anti-Viral Plants 5. Anti-Cancer Plants 6. Anti-Diabetic Plants 7. Plants for Fever Remedy 8. Anti-Hypertensive Plants 9. Anti-Diarrhoeal Plants 10. Plants for Eye-Related Diseases 11. Plants Used in Dental Treatment 12. Poisonous Plants Used as Blowpipe Dart 13. Plants Used to Treat Arthritis 14. Plants Used for Wound Healing

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Simon Gibbons is a Professor of Medicinal Phytochemistry at the School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL). Among his research interests are antibacterial plant natural products, natural product bacterial resistance modifying agents, the chemistry and pharmacology of novel psychoactive substances and drugs of abuse and phytochemistry of herbal drugs. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Phytochemistry Letters,[2] and currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the book series Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products ("Zechmeister"; Springer Verlag, Vienna) and is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Natural Product Reports, Planta Medica, Phytochemistry Reviews, Phytochemical Analysis, Phytotherapy Research,[3] Fitoterapia, Pharmaceutica Scientia and Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine.

Stephen P. Teo is attached to the Forest Department Sarawak and has more than two decades of experience working in the department. His interest is in the plant biodiversity of Borneo and has published papers and or books on plant taxonomy, ecology and conservation, economic plants, pharmacognosy and phytochemistry as well as undertaking extensive field work throughout Borneo.