Himalayan Phytochemicals: Sustainable Options for Sourcing and Developing Bioactive Compounds provides a detailed review of important medicinal plants already discovered in the region, outlining their discovery, activity and underlying chemistry. Across the world, environmental destruction and over-harvesting of medicinal plants are reducing and destroying multiple important sources and potential leads before researchers have the chance to discover, explore or synthesize them effectively. By identifying this problem and discussing its impact on the Himalayan region, this book frames the ongoing global struggle and highlights key factors that must be considered and addressed when working with phytochemicals from endemic plant sources.
The Himalayan region is rich in unique flora making it a fascinating source of bioactive leads for drug development and, with vast areas still unexplored, it holds great promise as an ongoing source of novel chemical entities. Himalayan Phytochemicals: Sustainable Options for Sourcing and Developing Bioactive Compounds supports a global shift towards sustainable sourcing of natural products from delicate eco-systems.
- Reviews both well-known and recently discovered plants of this region
- Highlights methods for phytochemical extraction and analysis
- Provides context to support a shift towards sustainable sourcing of natural products
Researchers investigating bioactive agents from natural products as medicinal leads (including medicinal chemists and pharmaceutical scientists). All groups studying the sustainable cultivation, sourcing and development of bioactive agents from flora in threatened ecosystems (including green chemists, botanists, taxonomists and environmental scientists)
1. Biogeographical distribution of medicinal and aromatic herbs
2. Utilization and botanical significance of Himalayan herbs
3. Conservation and cultivation of herbs: Challenge and policy making
4. Chemistry of Himalayan phytochemicals
5. Biotechnological strategies for improvement of aromatic and medicinal herbs
6. Quality assurance and quality control of medicinal and aromatic herbs
7. Marketing indigenous herbs: Connecting link between international trade and Himalayan livelihood
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- © Elsevier 2018
- 1st June 2018
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Dr. Jan is a scientist at the ICAR- Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture with 6 years of research experience and 2 years of teaching experience. She was selected for the prestigious Fast Track Young Scientist Award in 2015, and the BioCaRe Early Career Scientist Award in 2014. Dr. Jan has approximately 30 publications to her name, has co-authored two books, and her first lead-authored book published in September 2016.
Fast Track Young Scientist, ICAR- Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, India
Dr Abbas is an early career scientist at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine. She was selected for the prestigious INSA-Young Scientist Award in 2016 and the DST-INSPIRE Faculty award in 2014. Her current work focusses on the molecular and physio-chemical aspects of medicinal plants of the Kashmir Himalayas.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, India