The Phytochemical and Pharmacological Aspects of Ethnomedicinal Plants
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This book addresses the resurgence of interest in the rediscovery of ethnomedicinal plants as a source of potential ethnomedicines. In the 21st century, the pharmacological effects of medicinal plants are considered to have a promising future as drugs and medicines for the management of healthcare. Considering the extremely high cost and length of time needed for the development of new drugs, as well as the high drug attrition rate, pharmaceutical companies and researchers continue to explore new ways for drug R&D and focus more attention on the benefits of ethnomedical plants as a source of new compounds for drugs.
The research provided in this timely volume examines the development and characterization of new natural drugs from medicinal plants with the aid of better screening methods. The chapters survey specific medicinal plant species and describe the characteristics of each, how the plants work, and their applications for healthcare. The authors provide research on plants from Western Ghats and adjoining areas for ethnomedicinal investigation because this area is very rich in phytodiversity and tribal traditions in phytotherapy and the plants surveyed have applications beyond this region.
This book is a valuable medical compendium of plants and is intended as a guide and reference resource for professionals in the field. It reviews the current status of ethnomedicinal plants research in light of the surge in the demand for herbal medicine as a future source of new therapeutics.
Table of Contents
1. An Ethnomedicinal Survey on Traditionally Used Legumes: An Attempt toward Preservation of Ethnic Knowledge
P. S. Tresina, A. Doss, K. Paulpriya, V. Sornalakshmi, and V. R. Mohan
2. Ethnobotany of Valaiyans: A Pilot Study
M. Santhiya Selvam, P. S. Tresina, K. Paulpriya, A. Doss, and V. R. Mohan
3. Ethnomedicinal Plants of the Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Forest: An Appraisal
P. Vino, A. Maruthupandian, S. Murugesh, M. Viji, C. Santhosh, and P. Murugan
4. An Exploration on the Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by the Palliyar Community of the Grizzled Giant Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary
K. Paulpriya, M. Santhiya Selvam, M. Ramyajuliet, P. S. Tresina, and V. R. Mohan
5. Exploration of Medicinal Plants and Antibacterial Activity of Garcinia cambogia Desr
C. Chitra Vadivu, M. Viji, and A. Maruthupandian
6. Therapeutic Values of Ethnomedicinal Plants as a Relief of Body Pain Practiced by Palliyars
A. Maruthupandian, M. Viji, C. Chitra Vadivu, P. Vino, C .Santhosh, P. Murugan, P. Thangavel, and V. R. Mohan
7. An Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Fever, Cold, and Cough (FCC) by Palliyars
A. Maruthupandian, M. Viji, C. Chitra Vadivu, P. Vino, C. Santhosh, P. Murugan, P. Thangavel, and V. R. Mohan
8. Chemopreventive Effects of Natural Bioactive Compounds from the Genus Goniothalamus: A Review and Perspectives
P. Vino, C. Santhosh, A. Maruthupandian, M. Viji, C. Chitra Vadivu, S. Murugesh, and P. Murugan
9. Ethnomedicinal Practices of Aegle marmelos in the Eastern Ghats of India
N. V. Jayanth Babu and G. M. Narasimha Rao
10. Phytochemicals and Biological Activities of Adenium obesum: A Review
V. Sornalakshmi, P. S. Tresina, and V. R. Mohan
11. Nothapodytes nimmoniana: A Review of Phytochemical and Pharmacological Aspects
V. Sornalakshmi, P. S. Tresina, K. Paulpriya, and V. R. Mohan
12. A Review of a Potential Medicinal Herb Mollugo
M. Ramyajuliet, G. Gnana Priyanka Beaulah, P. S. Tresina, V. Sornalakshmi, and V. R. Mohan
13. A Review on Phytochemistry, Pharamacognosy, and Pharmacology of Rungia repens (L.) Nees
14. Cymbidium aloifolium: A Review of Its Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology
R. Mary Sujin, S. Jeeva, and R. Mary Subin
15. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies of Oak Leaf Fern, Drynaria quercifolia (L.) J. Sm.: A Review
R. Mary Sujin, S. Jeeva, and R. Mary Subin
16. Nutritional and Bioactive Components of Ethnically Valued Seeds of Mangrove Wild Legume Sesbania speciosa
Dorothy D. Anita and Kandikere R. Sridhar
17. Total Lipids and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters of Ethnically Edible Seeds of Madhuca neriifolia
M. Pavithra and Kandikere R. Sridhar
18. Medicinal Plants with Hypoglycemic Effects: An Overview
A. Doss, P. S. Tresina, and V. R. Mohan
19. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies of Vanda tessellata (Roxb.) Ex. G. Don
R. Mary Subin and R. Mary Sujin
20. Chemoprofiling of Vitex trifolia L.
R. Mary Sujin and R. Mary Subin
V. R. Mohan, PhD is the former Head and Associate Professor of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, India.
P. S. Tresina, PhD is Assistant Professor of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, India.
A. Doss, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, India.