1st Edition

Propagation to Pharmacopeia Modern Approaches in Medicinal Plants

    440 Pages 29 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Medicinal herbs and trees are some of the most trusted sources of traditional cures for most common diseases, even in the present day. The onset of COVID-19 has increased the popularity of medicinal and herbal plants as well as their products over modern medicines in several instances. There is a considerable gap between demand and supply as most of these plants are not conventionally cultivated and are collected from forests. Most of the knowledge on the identification and utilization of medicinal and herbal plants is orally passed on from one generation to another and occasionally documented.

    Propagation to Pharmacopeia: Modern Approaches in Medicinal Plants explores various aspects of medicinal and herbal plants, including cultivation, biotechnological aspects, diversity, bioprospecting, sustainable utilization of medicinal plants, extension, ethnobotany/modern and traditional uses, and conservation of medicinal plants. This book will serve the purpose of providing scientific information about medicinal plants and herbal plants, their uses, biotechnological aspects, chemical profiling, and conservation.


    ·     A systematic overview of trees and herbs with medicinal importance.

    ·     Outline of medicinal plants, formulations, and herbal medicines effective to treat SARS-CoV-2.

    ·     Strategies for ameliorated production, extraction, and quantification of plant secondary metabolites.

    ·     Approaches for propagation, genetic transformation, and conservation of medicinal plant germplasms.

    This book serves as a resource of helpful information for academicians, biotechnologists, foresters, agriculture practitioners, researchers, and industries manufacturing herbal drugs, nutraceuticals, and supplementary products. From this book, the readers will get extensive knowledge of widely used medicinal and herbal plants and a perspective on how they can be cultivated, commercialized, and sustainably utilized for the benefit of human health.


    Tree Species: Valuable Source of Medicine in Human Health

    Hanumantha M., Karthik H.N., Girish B. Shahapurmath and Roopa S. Patil


    Medicinal Plants for Covid-19 Care and Their Mode of Action Against SARS-CoV-2

    Emad M. Abdallah and Mahmoud Dahab


    Role of Medicinal Plants and Herbal Medicine in Managing Covid-19 in Future Pandemics

    Jacinta E. Apitikori-Owumi and Mubo A. Sonibare


    Plant Phytochemicals in Cosmetics: Harnessing Nature's Anti-Aging Potential and Targeted Applications

    Nour Alawad, Songül Gürel and Ekrem Gürel


    Mycorrhizal Partnerships: Unveiling the Influence on Secondary Metabolites in Medicinal Plants

    Athira James


    Natural production, extraction, and quantification of secondary metabolites with antiallergy properties

    Merve Nenni and Secil Karahuseyin


    Exogenous Approaches for Improving the Morpho-Physiological Attributes and Secondary Metabolite Production in Medicinal Plants

    Kumaresan Kowsalya, Jeyachandran Halka and Muthukrishnan Arun


    Enhancement of Secondary Metabolites in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants via In Vitro Mutagenesis

    Dipul Kumar Biswas and Ekrem Gürel, Songül Gürel


    Nano-elicitation in Medicinal and Aromatic plants: Applications and Challenges

    Amisha Rani, Kiran Soni, Yash Pal Sharma, Ankita Singh, Ashun Chaudhary, Pankaj Kumar and Rohit Sharma


    Recent Experimental Approaches Used for The Isolation and Characterization of Indole Alkaloids, Carbazoles and Saponosides From Sub-Saharan Medicinal Plants

    Guy Roland Ebede, Lin Marcellin Messi, Jean Faustin Atangana, Josephine Ngo Mbing, Dieudonné Emmanuel Pegnyemb, Joseph Thierry Ndongo and Olivier Placide Noté


    Utilizing GC‒MS and UPLC‒MS for Rapid Metabolomic Analysis in Medicinal Plants

    Mostafa A. Asmaey


    High Frequency Plant Regeneration via Somatic Embryogenesis in Cell Suspension Cultures of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) – plant with natural antioxidants

    A. Raja, P. Baskaran and N. Jayabalan


    Application of Nanotechnologies in Natural Active Substances from Medicinal Plant

    Mário Ferreira Conceição Santos, Evandro Messias, Aldino N. Venancioa, Luciana A. Parreira, Luciano Menini, Ana Carla Rangel Rosa, João Victor Andrade, Gilvana de Oliveira Costa, Giulia Stavrakas Miranda, Gabriela dos Santos Medeiros and Joice Olinda do Couto


    Progress and Prospects of Cryopreservation Techniques for Long-Term Conservation of Critically Endangered Medicinal Plant Species

    Arjun Pandian, Azhagu Madhavan Sivalingam, Raju Ramasubbu and Kaliyaperumal Ashok Kumar


    Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation: A Cutting-edge Approach for enhanced secondary metabolites production

    Mohamed I. Elshorbagy, Janik Haffelder, R. Ulber, Colin W. Wright and Ahmed Zayed


    Utilization, Conservation and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products as Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

    Girish B. Shahapurmath*, Hanumantha M., Inamati S.S. and Siddappa Kannur


    Abha Manohar K, Ph.D. is currently working as Assistant Professor, Forestry in Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India with teaching and research experience of more than five years. She holds a master degree from Sam Higginbottom University of Technology and Management and doctoral degree in forestry from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. Prior to joining as Assistant Professor in the university, she has worked under National Medicinal Plants Board Project as a Junior Research Fellow in Uttar Bange Krishi Viswavidyalaya. The focus of her research and teaching is on Medicinal plants, Tissue culture, forestry, conservation, ethnobotany and agroforestry with national and international publications including 25 Research papers, 11 book chapters and one book. She has trained one master student. Dr. Abha Manohar K has attended more than nine national and international conferences and reviewing research articles for number of scientific journals.

    Gopal Shukla, Ph.D. is currently working as Assistant Professor, Forestry in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India with teaching and research experience of more than ten years. He holds a master and doctoral degrees in forestry from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Prior to joining the university he has worked under National Agricultural Innovation Project, National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture and Science and Engineering Research Board (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) Young Scientist project on carbon stock of different land uses. The focus of his research and development work is on agroforestry, medicinal plants, forest ecology and conservation with national and international publications including 75 research papers, 25 book chapters and eight books. He has successfully completed and continuing nine research projects on forest ecology, medicinal plants and agroforestry. He has trained more than 10 master and doctoral students in the field of forestry. Dr. Shukla has attended more than 30 national and international conferences.

    Dr Saikat Gantait, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Genetics & Plant Breeding, as well as a Plant Breeder in Crop Research Unit, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) (State Agricultural University). Following completion of his PhD in Biotechnology from BCKV, he gained advanced research experience leading a group to conduct fruitful research during working as Research Associate in DBT (Govt. of India)-funded project, followed by working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in University Putra Malaysia. He has guided/co-guided multiple MSc and PhD students. His 16-year research works, so far, include molecular markers, plant tissue culture, polyploidy-induction, short-term (encapsulation/synthetic seed) and long-term (cryopreservation) conservation of medicinal and ornamental plant germplasms. In addition, he is acting as Editorial Board Member in multiple journals from Springer Nature, Elsevier, and Frontiers. Dr. Gantait has reviewed more than 300 manuscripts as an ad-hoc reviewer in 60 different eminent journals from Springer, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, PLoS, Wiley, etc. Dr. Gantait was awarded with Post-Doc fellowship from MOHE, Malaysia and successfully 2-year of advanced training at University Putra Malaysia on plant tissue culture and germplasm conservation. Till date, Dr. Gantait has published 150 articles/chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books mostly as the first/senior author (with cumulative SCI Impact Factor of 275), and he has edited one book. Dr. Gantait, so far, has exhibited his research works in more than 40 national and international conferences/seminars/symposia.

    A. P. Das, Ph.D.  is a retired Professor of Botany, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, West Bengal, India. Dr. Das is now working as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, India. He is teaching plant taxonomy for over 45 years. Basically, a student of plant taxonomy, later on diversified his fields of work and that includes Biodiversity, Conservation, Ethnobotany, Ecology, Weed Biology, Palynology, Remote Sensing, and Aerobiology. He has published more than 240 research papers, three text books, three research based books, two edited books and some popular science books. So far, 27 students have been awarded Ph.D. under his supervision. In different times he acted as Head of the Botany Department, Director of the Centre for Life Science, Coordinator for the Department of Biotechnology, and Head of the Department of Tea Science, NBU. Dr. Das has established the East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy in the year 2007 and initiated the publication of the journal Pleione. He has also developed the NBU Garden of Medicinal Plants and NBU-Herbarium.

    Sumit Chakravarty, Ph.D. has a wide experience of more than 20 yearsin forestry training, research and development. He is currently working as a Professor and Head of Department of Forestry, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He holds a master’s degree in Forestry and doctoral degree in Agronomy from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He has conducted research on several aspects of forestry, agroforestry, medicinal plants and climate change with national and international reputed publications. This includes 120 research papers, 48 book chapters and eight books. He has successfully completed and continuing 15 research projects on forest ecology, medicinal plants and agroforestry. He has trained more than 50 master and doctoral students in the field of forestry. Dr. Chakravarty has attended more than 50 national and international conferences as a capacity of presenter and invited speaker.