Plant Science & Botany

Ethnomedicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties
Editors: V. R. Mohan, PhD
A. Doss, PhD
P. S. Tresina, PhD

Ethnomedicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties

In production
Pub Date: Oct 2018
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887090
Pages: Approx 468p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 14 color and 16 b/w illustrations


Reviews
“An assemblage of recent findings and therapeutic potential of diversified medicinal plants/natural products of botanists, chemists, microbiologists, ethnobotanists, and pharmacologists. The book provides scientific evidence on the use of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases, identifies novel plants for treatment of different diseases, explores the mechanisms of actions of the plants, and also encourages the development of plant-based drugs. . . . It serves as the engine of more concrete efforts at conserving and propagating our rich plant resources in their natural biodiversity. This informative book will be for students, faculty, scientist, researchers, and industry professional in herbal remedies and naturaceuticals.”
—From the Foreword by Dr. A. Rajendran, Head, Department of Botany, and Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Bharathiar University, India


Ethnomedicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties provides detailed information on locally important medicinal plants, discusses the pharmacological properties of selected medicinal plants, and looks at the phytodrug aspects of selected plants. In 24 important chapters, the volume covers ethnomedicine, pharmacology, and pharmacognosy of selected plants

Medicinal plants are an important part of our natural health. They serve as important therapeutic agents as well as valuable raw materials for manufacturing numerous traditional and modern medicines. The history of medicinal plants used for treating diseases and ailments dates back to the beginning of human civilization. Our forefathers were compelled to use any natural substance that they could find to ease their suffering caused by acute and chronic illnesses, wounds and injuries and even terminal illness.

This volume highlights recent scientific evidence of therapeutic properties of traditionally used medicinal plants in relation to clinical outcomes and remedies for promotion of human well-being. The authors have endeavored to convey the therapeutic knowledge of ethnomedicinal plants clearly and concisely.

This book will be helpful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, faculty, and researchers in the fields of botany, biodiversity, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, and others.

Key features

  • explores clinical outcomes and remedies from certain plantsfor promotion of human well-being
  • provides detailed information on locally important medicinal plants
  • discusses the pharmacological properties of selected medicinal plants
  • looks at the phytodrug aspects of selected plants

CONTENTS:
Preface

1. A Phytopharmacological Review on Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam.: A Potential Source of Natural Medicine
P. S. Tresina

2. Multi Potential Medicinal Value of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn
S. Velmani. A. Maruthupandian. B. Perumal, and M. Viji

3. Therapeutic Properties of Polygala Sps
R. Michael Evanjaline

4. Multifaceted Medicinal Properties of Queen of Herbs (Asparagas racemosus): An Overview
S. Velmani. A. Maruthupandian, and M. Viji

5. Rhododendron arboreum Sm.: A Review of Its Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology
R. Mary Sujin

6. Therapeutic Biology of Gmelina asiatica Linn
S. Jeeva and A. R. Florence

7. Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit.: A Review of Its Ethnobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile
S. Jeeva and Joseph Joselin

8. Phytochemical and Bioactive Potential of Melastoma malabathricum: An Important Medicinal Herb
K. Paulpriya

9. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) Nicolson: An Important Medicinal Plant
R. Michael Evanjaline

10. Isolation of Β- Sitosterol from Crotalaria longipes Wight & Arn: Pharmaoclogical Uses
K. Paulpriya, P. S. Tresina, and V. R. Mohan

11. In-Vitro Anticancer Activity of Leaf Extract of Pergularia daemia (Forsskal) Chiov.
A. Doss, M. S. Rukshana, and T. P. Kumari Pushpa Rani

12. Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity of Delonix elata Linn
M. Vijayasanthi and A. Doss

13. Anti-Diabetic Activity of Ethanol Extract of Solanum trilobatum Linn.
A. Doss and T. P. Kumari Pushpa Rani

14. Antidiabetic Activity of Hypericum mysorense Heyne.
V. Sornalakshmi, P. S. Tresina, K. Paulpriya, and V. R. Mohan

15. Antidiabetic Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Vaccinium leschenaultii Wt. (Vacciniaceae): An Endemic Medicinal Plant from Western Ghats, India.
K. Arumugasamy, R. D. Sudhakaran, Nantha Kumar, H. Abdul Kaffoor, and N. Krithika

16. Effect of Plectranthus wightii Methanol Extract against Gentamicin-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Rat
K. Subramonian, A. Saravana Ganthi, M. Padma Sorna Subramanian, and S. I. Subha

17. Evaluation of Hepatoprotective Activity of Eugenia floccosa Bedd. Against CCl4-Induced Liver Injury in Rats
P. S. Tresina, V. Sornalakshmi, K. Paulpriya, and V. R. Mohan

18. Antifertility Activity of Aristolochia krisagathra Sivarajan and Pradeep and Aristolochia bracteata Retz.: An in Vivo Evaluation
P. S. Tresina, V. Sornalakshmi, K. Paulpriya, and V. R. Mohan

19. Antifertility Activity of Ethanol Extract of Asystasia travancorica Bedd. (Acanthaceae) and Sonerila tinnevelliiensis Fischer (Melastomataceae)
K. Paulpriya, P. S. Tresina, V. Sorna Lakshmi, and V. R. Mohan

20. Anti-Proliferative Potential of Medicinal Plants: An Evaluation by in Vivo, in Vitro and in Silico Approach
K. Vijayalakshmi

21. Assessment of Anticancer and Immunomodulatory Activity of Asystasia travancoria Bedd. (Acanthaceae)
P. S. Tresina, K. Paulpriya, V. Sornalakshmi, and V. R. Mohan

22. Evaluation of in Vivo Anticancer Activity of Ethanol Extract of Hedyotis leschenaultiana Dc against Dalton’s Ascites Lymphoma-Induced Swiss Albino Mice
V. Sornalakshmi, P S. Tresina, K. Paulpriya, and V. R. Mohan

23. In Silico Validation of Some of the Indigenous Traditional Medicines
Pavithra Chinnasamy and Rajendran Arumugam

24. Vitexin: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Significance
R. Mary Sujin

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: V. R. Mohan, PhD
Associate Professor and Head of Botany, V.O. Chidambaram College, Tamil Nadu, India

V. R. Mohan, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Head of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, India. His research areas are seed biochemistry and ethnopharmacology. He earned his PhD in the field of wild edible legumes and now has nearly 28 years of undergraduate as well as post-graduate teaching experience, along with 24 years of research experience. During his teaching service, he has supervised 38 PhD students on ethnomedicinal plants and 17 MPhil students in the same field. He has published more than 400 research articles related to ethnomedicinal plants in various international and national peer-reviewed refereed journals. He is a resource person in this field. His other works include documentation of ethnomedicinal plants that are endemic to Southern Tamil Nadu. He had also surveyed and documented several ethnomedicinal plants (along with their pharmacognostical and pharmacological aspects) in the region of Southern Western Ghats and Tamil Nadu. Dr. Mohan organized an UGC-sponsored seminar and a Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology sponsored In-Service Training Program. He also serves as a reviewer for various international journals. Furthermore, he has received “PEARL Foundation Best Senior Scientist Award” conferred by PEARL, A Foundation for Educational Excellence. His Google Scholar citation is 3110 with an H-index of 26 and an I-10 index of 97.

A. Doss, PhD
Assistant Professor and Head, PG Department of Microbiology, Kamaraj College,Tamil Nadu, India

A. Doss, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Kamaraj College, Tuticorin, India. He has three years of teaching experience and ten years of research experience in the field of ethnopharmacology. He has received his graduation and post-graduation degrees from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, India, and Doctor of Philosophy from National College, which is affiliated with Bharathidasan University, India. He has published more than 130 research papers in various international and national peer-reviewed refereed journals as well as two books.

P. S. Tresina, PhD
Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Botany, V.O. Chidambaram College, Tamil Nadu, India

P. S. Tresina, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Botany at V. O. Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, India. She has three years of teaching experience and seven years of research experience in seed biochemistry as well as ethnopharmacology. She has published nearly 77 articles in various international and national peer-reviewed refereed journals and four book chapters. She have been awarded a Tamil Nadu Government stipend for a full-time scholarship for the year 2009-2010 and has worked as UGC Major Research Project Fellow in the Postgraduate & Research Department of Botany, at V. O. Chidambaram College. Dr. Tresina has received a “Best Young Women Scientist Award in Botany,” conferred by PEARL, A Foundation For Educational Excellence. Dr. Tresina earned her PhD specializing in seed biochemistry and earned her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in botany from St. Mary’s College, Tuticorin, India.




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