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Therapeutic Medicinal Plants

From Lab to the Market, 1st Edition

Edited by Marta C.T. Duarte, Mahendra Rai

CRC Press

421 pages | 28 Color Illus. | 46 B/W Illus.

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Medicinal plants have been used in the prevention, diagnosis, and elimination of diseases based on the practical experience of thousands of years. There is a pressing need to initiate and transform laboratory research into fruitful formulations leading to the development of newer products for the cure of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and hepatitis, as well as coping with multi-drug resistance problems. This book presents recent developments in the research on medicinal plants for different diseases, formulation of products, and market strategy.

Table of Contents

Mexican Traditional Medicine: Traditions of Yesterday and Phytomedicines of Tomorrow

Fabiola Domínguez , Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Maricruz Anaya, Ma. Eva González-Trujano, Hermelinda Salgado-Ceballo, and Sandra Orozco-Suárez

Centella asiatica: From Ethnomedicinal Uses to Possibility of New Drug Discovery

Abdullah Al-Nahain, Rownak Jahan, Taufiq Rahman, Md Nurunnabi, and Mohammed Rahmatullah

Melissa officinalis L.: Overview of Pharmacological and Clinical Evidence of the Plant and Marketed Products in Spain

M.T. Ortega Hernández-Agero, O.M. Palomino Ruiz-Poveda, M.P. Gómez-Serranillos Cuadrado, and M.E.Carretero Accame

Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus): From Kitchen to Clinic

José Luis Ríos and Isabel Andújar

Clinical Studies of Traditional Therapeutic Herbs Before Marketing: Current Status and Future Challenges

Anushka Mootoosamy and M. Fawzi Mahomoodally

Opportunities and Limitations in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants’ Markets and Research in Developing Countries: Lebanon as a Case Study

Karam Nisrine, Noun Jihad, Yazbeck Mariana, Soubra Noura, and Talhouk Rabih

Mutagenicity, Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity Assays of Medicinal Plants: First Step for Drug Development

Silvany de S. Araújo, Thaís C. C. Fernandes, Maria A. Marin-Morales, Ana C. Brasileiro-Vidal,

and Ana M. Benko-Iseppon

The Medicinal Species Euphorbia hirta and E. hyssopifolia (Euphorbiaceae): Uses,

Phytochemical Data and Genetic Diversity

Karla C. B. Santana, Diego S. B. Pinangé, Karina P. Randau, Marccus Alves, and Ana M. Benko-Iseppon

Traditional Medicine in Cuba: Experience in Developing Products Based on Medicinal Plants

Julio C. Escalona, Renato Peres-Roses, Jesús R. Rodriguez, Claudio Laurido, Raúl Vinet, Ariadna Lafourcade, Luisauris Jaimes, and José L. Martinez


Challenges for the Development of A Natural Antimicrobial From Essential Oils

Marta Cristina Teixeira Duarte and Renata Maria Teixeira Duarte

How to Improve Some Properties and Qualities of Plant Extracts and Their Derivatives Using Pharmacotechnical Technology Approach?

Rodney A. F. Rodrigues, Lais T. Yamane, and Verônica S. de Freitas

Cultivation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants for Development of Products

Pedro Melillo de Magalhães

 Essential Oils and Their Products as Antimicrobial Agents: Progress and Prospects

Janne Rojas and Alexis Buitrago

Some Latin American Species Promising for the Cosmetic, Perfume and Flavour Industries

Amner Muñoz-Acevedo, Erika A. Torres, Ricardo G. Gutiérrez, Sandra B. Cotes, Martha Cervantes-Díaz, and Geovanna Tafurt-García

The Therapeutic Potential of Products Based on Polyphenols from Wine Grapes in Cardiovascular Diseases

Raúl Vinet, José Luis Martínez, and Leda Guzmán

From Plant Collection to Lab and Market - Traditional Medicine in Northern Peru

Rainer W. Bussmann and Douglas Sharon

An Update on Plant Originated Remedies for the Medication of Hyperlipidemia

Mert Ilhan, Ipek Süntar, and Esra Küpeli Akkol

Pharmacological Aspects of Tribulus terrestris Linn. (Goksura): Progress and Products

Anita Patil and Bipin D. Lade

Vitex negundo: Bioactivities and Products

Gauravi Agarkar, Priti Jogee, Priti Paralikar, and Mahendra Rai

About the Editors

Duarte\, Marta C.T.; Rai\, Mahendra

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General