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Plants as Medicine and Aromatics
Conservation, Ecology, and Pharmacognosy

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ISBN 9781032117744
March 1, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
272 Pages 20 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Since ancient times, plants serve as a valuable source of traditional herbal medicines. Unlike modern medicines, herbal medicines have consistently demonstrated health advantages, including a lack of serious adverse side effects, long-lasting curative impacts and overall cost-effectiveness. Even today, with various modern pharmaceutical medicines commonly available, plant-based medicines and aromatics are increasingly in demand throughout the health sector globally, where they are used not only for the treatment of disease, but also, preventatively for maintaining good health.

People are seeking alternatives to modern medical treatments turning to phytomedicine for primary health care. However, an inadvertent consequence of this increased demand for herbal medicines has resulted in medicinal plants being threatened due to their initial small population sizes, narrow distribution areas, habitat specificity, and increasingly destructive non-sustainable harvesting.

This book critically examines and reviews the status of medicinal plants and includes several important case studies of representative plant species. It contains information on aspects concerning phytochemistry, natural products, cultivation, conservation techniques, environmental interactions, and therapeutic features of medicinal aromatic plants.


Evaluates plants as medicine and aromatics covering pharmacognosy and ecology of plants having therapeutic values.

Discusses how plants can play a role in treatment of diseases and as potential therapeutics standards for maintaining good health.

Presents conventional and contemporary approaches to conservation of such plants with commercial feasibility

Table of Contents

1. Medicinal characterization and phytochemical constituents of selected native plants of guyana, south america: a review

Sirpaul Jaikishun, Abdullah Adil Ansari, Denis Maldonado, Florencia Guerra, Gomathinayagam Subramanian, Rajini Kurup, Mohd Kafeel Ahmad Ansari

2. Ex-situ Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants with InVitro Techniques

Bengu Turkyilmaz Unal, Huseyin Turker, Munir Ozturk

3. Conservation and sustainable management of wild medicinal and aromatic plant species

Rajneesh Thakur, Rauoof Ahmad Rather

4. Use of plants as medicine and aromatical by indigenous communities of morocco: pharmacognosy, ecology and conservation

Noureddine Chaachouay, Abdelhamid Azeroual, Mohd Kafeel Ahmad Ansari, Lahcen Zidane

5. Medicinal and aromatic plants from sudan: traditional uses, pharmacology and phytoconstituents

Mosa E. O. Ahmed, Abdelgadir A. Abdelgadir, Elhadi M. Ahmed

6. Rhus coriaria: a reviewof phytochemical and biopharmaceutical properties


7. Isolation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants to treat neurological disease

Mohammed Sohail Akhtar, Shyam Sundar Arputhanantham, Wegdan Aly Shehata

8. Medicinal and aromatic plants against para tuberculosis

Varsha Srivastava, Manthena Navabharath, Rabea Parveen, Shoor Vir Singh, Sayeed Ahmad

9. Standardization and evaluation for medicinal activities of cleome amblyocarpa barr. And murb. (cleome africana)

Mohammad Kamil

10. The concept and status of medicinal and aromatics plants: History, Pharmacognosy, ecology, conservation

Mohd Kafeel Ahmad Ansari, Muhammad Iqbal, Abdullah Adil Ansari, Nouruddin Chaachouay, Gary Owens

11. Effect of abiotic stress on production of secondary metabolites in plants

Monalisha Samal, Sageer Abass, Rabea Parveen, Sayeed Ahmad, Muhammad Iqbal

12. Opportunities and challenges in medicinal and aromatics plants in Japan

Maiko Inoue and Shinichiro Hayashi

13. Ecological, phytochemical and pharmacological profile of melissa officinalis l., an aromatic medicinal plant

S. Nizamudeen, sana nafees, huda nafees

14. Plants as biomedicine for skin diseases in pakistan

Khafsa Malik, Mushtaq Ahmad, Zabta Khan Shinwari, Muhammad Zafar, Neelam Rashid, Shazia Sultana

15. Chemical characterization and biological analysis of the essential oil from Marlierea Eugeniopsoides on the coast of Paraná – BRAZIL

Camila Confortin, Bruna Gonçalves Lopes, Ana Helena Loos Moritz, Wanderlei do Amaral, Luiz Everson da Silva, Michele Debiasi Alberton,Deepak Chandran

16. Production of bioactive secondary metabolites in medicinal and aromatic plants cultivated in Turkey

Esra Koç, Belgizar Karayiğit

17. Use of medicinal and aromatic plant metabolites in cosmetics and skin diseases

Fatih Uckaya, Meryem Uckaya

18. Nutraceutical perspectives of the coastal sand dune wild legume sesbania bispinosa

Suvarna Jeppu Shreelalitha, Kandikere Ramaiah Sridhar

19. General plant geography-formation of the aegean region and the use of aegean herbs in local cuisine and for medicinal purposes 

Feyza Candan

20. An evaluation of the medicinal and ecological aspects of pteridophytes in Turkiye

Mustafa Keskin, Volkan Altay,Munir Ozturk

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Prof. Dr. Mohd Kafeel Ahamd Ansari (MSc, PhD, FCRF, ERF-Australia)

Mohd Kafeel Ahmad Ansari earned a PhD degree from the Department of Botany, School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. He is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Guyana, Georgetown, South America. He received prestigious Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Government of Australia, a Foreign Citizen Research Fellowship from the Government of Turkey, and Dr. D.S. Kothari Research Fellowship Award, Government of India. He has worked as Visiting Scientist at University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, in the Department of Biology, Anadolu University, Turkey and at the Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi, India. He was associated with SP University, India as Associate Professor of Botany. Also he served as Australian Awards Ambassador for higher educational institutions of India.

He has more than 14 years of experience in plant eco-physiology, plant stress physiology, industrial and environmental biotechnology, industrial microbiology, microbiology, molecular biology, medicinal and aromaticals plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions as well. He has published over 35 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 11 conference proceedings, authored 06 book chapters, co-authored many book chapters, and currently editing 03 books with international publishers, including Springer Nature, and CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) etc.

He has been engaging with several professional memberships of Europe, Germany, Hong-Kong, Italy, India and USA. He has attended various national and international conferences. He also figured in various Scientific Committees globally. At present, he is serving as member of many editorial boards and reviewer of a number of high impacts international scientific journals.

Associate Prof. Dr. Bengu Turkyilmaz Unal (MSc, PhD)

Dr. Bengü Türkyılmaz Ünal completed her undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at the Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. She worked for 6 years in the Botany Department of the same University and was appointed as Asst. Prof. in the year 2011 at the Department of Organic Agriculture- Ulukisla Vocational School of Nigde Omer Halisdemir University. Since 2015 Dr. Unal is serving as Assoc. Prof. at the Biotechnology Department of the same University. Her scientific interests include; Plant Biotechnology, Plant Stress Physiology, Plant Ecology-Physiology and Organic Agriculture. She has published 65 papers uptill now including 6 book chapters and nearly 25 papers in impact factor journals.

Prof. Dr. Münir Öztürk (M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., FIAS, FFPAS)

Professor Munir Ozturk has earned his PhD in 1971 from the Ege University, Turkey. He did DSc in 1975 from the same university. He became Assit. Prof. in 1971 and then Assoc. Prof. in 1975 and then he was appointed as Full Professor in 1980. He served various prestigious academic positions include Ex-Chairman Botany Department and Founder Director Centre for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey; Visiting Scientist, ICCBS, Karachi University, Pakistan, Foreign Fellow at the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

His fields of Scientific Interest is medicinal & aromatic plants, eco-physiology, management of plant diversity & conservation. He has published 46 BOOKS (authored, edited, co-edited) with Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge Scholars. He published 85 book chapters and 155 research papers in international journals. He has vast experience in teaching and research more than 55 years.

Prof. Dr. Gary Owens (MSc, PhD)

Dr. Gary Owens has completed undergraduate, graduate and Doctorate (1996) from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He worked with CSIRO-2001, Australia and CERAR-2003, UniSA, Australia. Dr. Gary also served as Program Director in 2007 at UniSA. Since 2013, Gary has been serving as Group leader of ECG, Future Industries Institute, UniSA, Australia. He has a broad multidisciplinary background with more than 26 years’ experience as an active teacher and researcher leading both international and multidisciplinary research projects touching all facets of plant science, environmental science and engineering.

His research focus is on medicine plants, engineered nanomaterials, plant stress physiology, phytoremediation and heavy metal bioavailability, speciation and computer modeling. Dr. Gary has published 147 research papers in peer reviewed international journals on plant stress physilogy, phytoremediation, and cyanobacterial laccase. He is member of royal Australian chemical institute, The Australian nanotechnology network. He is reviewer of many international scientific journals worldwide.