The Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Plants: Health-Rejuvenating Bioactive Compounds of Native Flora, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Plants

Health-Rejuvenating Bioactive Compounds of Native Flora, 1st Edition

Edited by Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Ademola Olabode Ayeleso, T. Jesse Joel, Sujogya Kumar Panda

Apple Academic Press

367 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 22 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781771888035
pub: 2019-10-05
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This volume, The Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Plants, provides some informative research on the scientific evidence of the health benefits that can be derived from medicinal plants and how their efficacies can be improved.

The volume is divided into three sections covering the phytochemistry of medicinal plants, disease management with medicinal plants, and novel research techniques in medicinal plants. The pharmacological benefits of several specific plants, such as basil, fig, garlic, palm tree, etc., are discussed, addressing health issues including metabolic and mental disorders, acute mountain sickness, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and specific diseases such as Huntington’s. It also looks at the role of antioxidants in disease management. Additionally, the book covers recent problems of drug resistance and how medicinal plants can serve as antibiotic, anthelmintic, and antiparasitic drugs that will be helpful for human and animals. Furthermore, it also covers novel approaches for the screening of plant-based medicines, extraction, toxicity and safety issues of essential oils, and nanoparticle-based delivery of plant metabolites.

The findings reported in this book will be useful in health policy decisions and will help to motivate the development of new health care products from plants for health benefits. The book will further encourage the preservation of traditional medical knowledge of plants with therapeutic qualities. It will be a valuable reference for researchers, scientists, students, growers, traders, processors, industry professionals, dieticians, medical practitioners, and others.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Phytochemistry Of Medicinal Plants

1. Antioxidant Agents from Green Leafy Vegetables: A Review

Abiola Fatimah Adenowo, Muhibah Folashade Ilori, and Mutiu Idowu Kazeem

2. Carpobrotus edulis L. (Sour Fig): Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Toxicology

Francis N. Nkede, Simeon A. Materechera, and Wilfred Otang-Mbeng

3. Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Safety Issues of Essential Oils: Applications in Aromatherapy

Anindya Sundar Ray, Suman Kalyan Mandal, and Chowdhury Habibur Rahaman

4. Extraction and Therapeutic Potential of Essential Oils: A Review

Sujatha Govindaraj

Part 2: Disease Management With Medicinal Plants

5. Therapeutic Potential of Ocimum tenuiflorum L.: Metabolic and Mental Disorders

Nishikant A. Raut, Dadasaheb M. Kokare, and Gail B. Mahady

6. Antimicrobial Compounds from Medicinal Plants: Effects on Antibiotic Resistance to Human Pathogens

Olutoyin Omolara Bamigboye and Idowu Jesulayomi Adeosun

7. Plant-Based Natural Products against Huntington’s Disease: Preclinical and Clinical Studies

Banadipa Nanda et al.

8. Pathophysiology and Management of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Kushal Kumar, Kalpana Kumari Barwal, and Sunil Kumar Hota

9. Antihelmintic Properties of Allium sativum L.: Effect on Fecal Egg Count of West African Dwarf (WAD) Rams

Azeez Olanrewaju Yusuf and Ganiyat Abiolaol adunmoye

10. Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.) Oil Supplementation: Effects on Oxidative Stress and Hormonal Concentrations in Male Wistar Rats

Boitumelo Rosemary Mosito, Nicole Lisa Brooks, and Yapo Guillaume Aboua

11. Herbal Management for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Huma Bader Ul Ain et al.

12. Role of Herbal Medicines during Pregnancy and Labor

Fanuel Lampiao et al.

Part 3: Novel Research Techniques In Medicinal Plants

13. Omics Technology: Novel Approach for Screening of Plant-Based Traditional Medicines

Rojita Mishra, Satpal Singh Bisht, and Mahendra Rana

14. Automatic Recognition and Classification of Medicinal Plants: A Review

Olugbenga Kayode Ogidan and Abiodun Emmanuel Onile

15. Nanoparticle-Based Delivery of Plant Metabolites

Shesan John Owonubi, Emmanuel Mukwevho, and Neerish Revaprasadu

About the Editors

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor of Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus.

Hafiz Suleria, PhD, is the Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Ademola O. Ayeleso, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry at Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria.

T. Jesse Joel, PhD, is at present an Assistant Professor in Microbiology at the Biotechnology and Biosciences Department in the School of Agriculture and Biosciences at Karunya University, Coimbatore, India.

Sujogya Kumar Panda, PhD, was formerly a faculty member in the P.G. Department of Microbiology at M.P.C (Auto) College and in the Department of Biotechnology, North Orissa University, Odisha, India.

About the Series

Innovations in Plant Science for Better Health

From Soil to Fork

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany