1st Edition

Medicinal Plants of Borneo

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

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Book Description

The rich biodiversity of Borneo provides many useful plants for medicinal uses. 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 those plants with medicinal uses from recent discoveries. These include anti-HIV plants – Calophyllum lanigerum (calanolide A) and anti-cancer plant- Aglaia foveolata (silvestrol). It also provides information on the relevant medicinal chemistry, such as bioactive compounds isolated, and the mode of action, where available. This book features relevant photos and illustrations as well as interesting facts that can be found in boxes throughout the text.

Key Features:

  • Discusses the rich experience in the use of medicinal plants and wide diversity of botanical resources found in Borneo.
  • Presents plants with medicinal properties from scientific perspectives.
  • 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 book series due to increasing global interests in natural products and botanical drugs.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series



About the Editors


Aims and Purpose


CHAPTER 1 Anti-malarial plants, Farid Kuswontoro and Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 2 Anti-fungal plants, Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 3 Anti-mycobacterial plants, Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 4 Anti-viral plants, Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 5 Anti-cancer plants, Farid Kuswontoro and Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 6 Anti-diabetic plants, Farid Kuswontoro and Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 7 Plants for fever remedy, Farid Kuswontoro

CHAPTER 8 Anti-hypertensive plants, Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 9 Anti-diarrhoeal plants, Irawan Wijaya Kusuma

CHAPTER 10 Plants for eye-related diseases, Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 11 Plants used in dental treatment, Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 12 Plants used as dart poisons, Stephen P. Teo

CHAPTER 13 Plants for arthritis treatment, Meekiong, K. and Asaruddin, M.R.

CHAPTER 14 Plants used for wound healing, Tukirin Partomiharjo




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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.