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Research and Development, 1st Edition

By Parimelazhagan Thangaraj

CRC Press

264 pages | 25 Color Illus. | 79 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-05-13
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Phytomedicine has become more important and gained constant improvement today for the betterment of health. Herbal medicine plays a significant role in the development of new drugs, contrary to the modern medicinal systems. For more than a decade, there has been a drastic improvement in phytomedicine across the world. This growth has reached a higher level in development by pharmaceutical industries everywhere. People have drifted toward herbal medication and practices for their food and health care. Therefore, in order to create abundant interest in the research of phytosciences, this book is one of the better reference tools. The bioactive compounds in plants need to be explored to know the scientific value and therapeutic properties of the medicinal plants against many diseases.

This book contains chapters that are relevant to the advanced research in herbal medicines and will enlighten readers to the importance of medicinal plants as daily sources of nutrition and cures for diseases. This book highlights the unique features of the plants that have not been studied so far for their therapeutic potential. To prove the efficacy of medicinal plants, they have to be studied, examined, and scientifically verified. Hence, this book will better serve the researchers working under different aspects of phytomedicine.


• The information provided through scientific validation is useful to study the pharmacological activity of herbals and their administration in the modern era.

• The readers can find clear understanding in the research and development of phytopharmaceutical drugs.

• The ideas incorporated in each chapter reveal the knowledge gained in studying the biological activities of the compounds present in the plant, which are indeed most worthy for the development of drugs.

• Theharvesting of new ideology toward modern scientific technologies that are employed in the field of pharmacological research.

Table of Contents

Ethnic uses and commercial applications of Capsicum assamicum (Bhut jolokia)

Ajitabh Bora, Khonamai S. Nakhuru, Baikuntha J. Gogoi, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay and Sanjai K. Dwivedi

Plant-based Compounds as Alternative Adjuvant Therapy for Multidrug-Resistant Cancer

E.C. Aniogo, B. George and H. Abrahamse

Ethnomedicinally important Pteridophytes of Kolli hills from Eastern Ghats, India

Muniappan Ayyanar and Jeyalatchagan Sureshkumar

Bioprospecting of antimicrobial Carica papaya leaf extract for finishing of fabrics in Healthcare Industries

B. Sathya Priya, T. Stalin and Olivier Nzamwita

Analysis of discrete and combined effect of solvent, extraction time and temperature on polyphenol compounds extraction from roxburgh fig (Ficus auriculata Lour.) fruit using response surface methodology

J. Gayathri, M. Kasipandi, M. Ashwini Lydia, N. Gayathri, T. Suman, S. Saikumar and

T. Parimelazhagan

GC-MS analysis of methanolic extract of Rubus ellipticus – A wild edible fruit

Elizabeth George, Blassan P. George , Sajeesh Thankarajan, Parimelazhagan Thangaraj, Kasipandi Muniyandi and Saikumar Sathyanarayanan

Chemoprotective and immunomodulating effects of ferulic acid on cisplatin chemotherapy in Dalton’s lymphoma xenografted mice

Giftson J Senapathy, Krishnamurthy R , Abrahamse H , Umadevi P and Murugan S

Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of solvent extract of lichen species collected from Kodaikanal hills, Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu

Kalidoss R, Mariraj M, Shenbagam M, Merlin Seles J, Arun Prasath K, Rajaprabu Nand Ponmurugan P.

Preliminary phytochemical screening and identification of bioactive compounds from banana inflorescence and to find the interactions on molecular docking for PCOS

M.C. Kamaraj, Suman T, Akshaya R and Bhanu Deepthi V

Effect of antioxidant-rich nutraceutical on serum glucose, lipid profile and oxidative stress markers of salt-induced metabolic syndrome in rats

N.Lawal, LS.Bilbis, RA.Umar and AA.Sabir

Pharmacognostic Studies on Ormocarpum sennoides(Willd.) DC. – A Bone fractureHealing plant from Fabaceae

M.M.Sudheer Mohammed, A. Narayanasamy and S.Mahadevan

Flowering Plants of Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Himalaya –With Emphasis on High Altitude Threatened Medicinal Plants

Ramasamy Manikandan, Chithambaram Murugan, Nithya Sivagami Ponnurangam and Mehala Devi Ramasamy

Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Flavonoids from the Fruit Extract of Dacryodes edulis

R. O. Omosimua, B. D. Macham, A. Onanuga, B. T. Thomas, C. O. Ugbomor, G. Iyappan, S. Ramalingam, A. S. Afolabi and Sunday Asuquo Thomas

Anti-diabetic and cytotoxicity studies of ethanol extract of Mundulea sericea – a threatened medicinal plant.

S. Gangadevi, K. Kalimuthu and P. Viswanathan

Evaluation of in vitro and in vivo anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of Aloe vera gel extract

S. Govindarajan, Spoorthy N. Babu and Ayesha Noor

Monoterpenes modulating IL-10– a systematic review

Saravanan Shanmugam, Jullyana S.S. Quintans, ParimelazhaganThangaraj, Luciana Scottid, Marcus T. Scotti, Adriano A.S. Araújo and Lucindo J. Quintans-Júnior

UV/Vis spectrophotometric characterization of leaf polyphenolics content in Elaeocarpus tectorius and its therapeutic potential against selected urinary tract infection pathogens

M. Ashwini Lydia, T. Suman, J. Gayathri, N. Gayathri, M. Kasipandi, S. Saikumar and T. Parimelazhagan

Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of Cleome gynandra in Alloxan induced Diabetic Wistar Albino rats

Shanmuganathan,T. and Karthikeyan, A.V.P.

To evaluate the role of a novel herbal formulation by topical application in cancer therapeutics (mouse model)

Umrao Ankita H, Rao Gururaj A, Rao S.G.A and Rao Jyothsna A

Coconut sprouts as phytomedicine- an approach towards the development of nutraceuticals

AbiraamiValli. S and S. Uma Gowrie

Assessment of secondarymetabolites in the yams of Dioscorea oppositifolia L. & Dioscorea pentaphylla L.

Vivek S, Aron Santhosh Kumar Y and M. Palanisamy

Evaluation of anti-ulcer potential of Sphenodesme involucrata var. paniculata (C.B.Clarke) Munir leaves on various gastric aggressive factors

Sreeja P S, Arunachalam K and Parimelazhagan T

Seaweeds - A potent source of Bioactive compounds

Stanley Abraham L, Vasantharaja Raguraman, Thirugnanasambandam R, Smitha K. M, Inbakandan D and Premasudha P

Bioactive compounds in marine macro algae and their role in Pharmacological applications

Subramaniam Kalidass, Lakshmanan Ranjith, Palavesam Arunachalam, Amarnath Mathan Babu and Karuppasamy Kaviarasan

Fisher folks usage of medicinal plants against gynecological disorders

Vijayakumar Dhaarani and Arumugam Rajendran

In vitro anticancer activity of Syzygium calophyllifolium on A549- lung cancer cells

Rahul Chandran and Heidi Abrahamse

About the Author

Dr. Parimelazhagan Thangaraj completed his graduation from St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Trichy and Ph.D from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. His areas of specialization include Bioprospecting of medicinal plants. Dr. Parimelazhagan has worked as Scientist in Defence Research & Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. He has also worked as Scientist in Rubber Research Institute of India, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, Tura, Meghalaya. He has 17 years of research and 10 years of teaching experience. He has been awarded with Raman Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in USA by University Grants Commission, Govt. of India and he undertook research for one year. Added to the credits, he had authored quite a few books and book chapters in his felid of specialization. He has filed three patents and one granted patent. He has more than 80 research publications in international and national peer reviewed journals. He has bagged National Science Day Medal 2005 and Laboratory Scientist of the Year award 2005 from DRDO, New Delhi. Currently, he is engaged in the investigation of phytomedicine to find out some novel herbal drugs and nutraceuticals product to treat some of the most common human diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General