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Phytochemistry of Tinospora cordifolia

    110 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    110 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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, rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases, and urinary disorders. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic actions and immunosuppressive effects. This book focuses on providing gender and geographical location-based differences in the phytoconstituents of T. cordifolia by the liquid chromatography mass spectrometric method. These methods have potential use in the quality control of T. cordifolia and the screening of herbal preparations.


    • Compilation of ayurvedic features of one of the most important plants of the Indian system of medicines.
    • Useful for all ayurvedic practitioners, researchers, faculty, students, and herbal product manufacturers.
    • Application of advance hyphenated LC-MS techniques for variation study in phytoconstituents.

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


    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.