Phytochemistry of Tinospora Cordifolia Linn (Amrita): 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Phytochemistry of Tinospora Cordifolia Linn (Amrita)

1st Edition

By Brijesh Kumar, Vikas Bajpai, Nikhil Kumar

CRC Press

96 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367859640
pub: 2020-04-01
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Tinospora cordifolia stem is used as a tonic, vitalizer and as a remedy for metabolic disorders to treat allergies, diabetes, dysentery, jaundice, heart diseases, leprosy, and rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases and urinary disorders. It showed anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic actions and immunosuppressive effect. This book focuses on providing gender and geographical location-based differences in the phytoconstituents of T. cordifolia by liquid chromatography mass spectrometric method. These methods have potential use in the quality control of T. cordifolia and screening of herbal preparations.


  • Compilation of Ayurvedic features of most important plant of Indian system of medicines
  • Useful for all ayurvedic practitioners, researchers, faculty, students and herbal product manufacturers
  • Uses advance hyphenated techniques for variation study in phytoconstituents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Tinospora cordifolia (Amrita) – The wonder plant. Phytochemical analysis and metabolite diversity in T. cordifolia. Correlative pharmacological activity of T. cordifolia. Conclusion, References.

About the Authors

Brijesh Kumar is a Professor (AcSIR) and Chief Scientist of sophisticated analytical instrument facility division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. Currently he is facility in charge at Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF) division of CSIR-CDRI. He has completed his PhD from CSIR-CDRI Lucknow (Dr. R.M.L Avadh University Faizabad UP, India). He has to his credit 7 book chapters, one book and 145 papers in International journal of repute. His current area of research is applications of Mass Spectrometry (DART MS/Q-TOF LC-MS/4000 Q Trap LC-MS/ Orbitrap MSn) for qualitative and quantitative analysis of molecules for quality control and authentication/standardization of Indian medicinal plants/parts and their herbal formulations. He is also involved in identification of marker compounds using statistical software to check adulteration/substitution.

Vikas Bajpai completed his PhD from the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi, India and carried out his research work under supervision of Dr. Brijesh Kumar at CSIR-Central Drug research Institute Lucknow. His research interest includes development and validation of LC-MS/MS methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of phytochemicals in Indian medicinal plants.

Nikhil Kumar - a plant physiologist by training and worked in different capacities for about thirty years and finally superannuated from CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow, India. He has worked on one of the very important cultural plants of India including South East Asia. Piper betle which effectively broadened his understanding as how plants contributed in the development of human skills. He has published more than fifty research papers in national and international journals. He brought to focus the ascpect of dioecy in Piper betle and Tinospora cordifolia and its possible functional implications in adaptation and biological activities.

About the Series

Phytochemical Investigations of Medicinal Plants

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General