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Phyllanthus Species

Scientific Evaluation and Medicinal Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Ramadasan Kuttan, K.B. Harikumar

CRC Press

388 pages

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Description

The genus Phyllanthus has over 1,000 species distributed worldwide, many of which have been used indigenously for the treatment of a variety of ailments for generations. Researchers have developed ways to analyze the potential of these plants and demonstrated the pharmacological action and various chemical entities present in each of them. They hav

Table of Contents

Introduction. Taxonomy, Agronomy and Botanical Aspects of Phyllanthus. Pharmacopoeial Standards and Phytochemistry. Pharmacology of Phyllanthus spp. Indian Formulations containing Phyllanthus spp. with Other Plants. Miscellaneous Aspects Phyllanthus.

About the Editors

Ramadasan Kuttan, Ph.D., has worked at the Amala Cancer Research Center, Thrissur, Kerala, India since 1984 and presently is the Research Director of the Center. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Madras in 1973, receiving a Gold Medal for the outstanding thesis of the year. From 1973 to 1984, he conducted research in the United States, including stints at Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Nutley, New Jersey, and M. D. Anderson Hospital and Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. His major areas of research include cancer drugs from plant sources and chemoprevention, chemoprotection, radioprotection, immunomodulation, and the like. He has done extensive work on the use of Phyllanthus amarus in cancer using animal models and cell culture.

K. B. Harikumar, Ph.D., received his bachelor's and master's degrees in biochemistry from Nagpur University in India. His doctoral research on cancer chemoprevention by natural products was conducted under the direction of Dr. Ramadasan Kuttan at Amala Cancer Research Center, affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University at Kottayam in India. Presently, he is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters to his credit. His major research focuses are cancer chemoprevention, ubiquitination and nuclear factor kappa B signaling, and the role of bioactive lipids in cell signaling.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General