Medicinal Plants of South Asia

Medicinal Plants of South Asia

Novel Sources for Drug Discovery

1st Edition - September 14, 2019
  • Editors: Muhammad Hanif, Haq Nawaz, Muhammad Khan, Hugh Byrne
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026601
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026595

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Description

Medicinal Plants of South Asia: Novel Sources for Drug Discovery provides a comprehensive review of medicinal plants of this region, highlighting chemical components of high potential and applying the latest technology to reveal the underlying chemistry and active components of traditionally used medicinal plants. Drawing on the vast experience of its expert editors and authors, the book provides a contemporary guide source on these novel chemical structures, thus making it a useful resource for medicinal chemists, phytochemists, pharmaceutical scientists and everyone involved in the use, sales, discovery and development of drugs from natural sources.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive reviews of 50 medicinal plants and their key properties
  • Examines the background and botany of each source before going on to discuss underlying phytochemistry and chemical compositions
  • Links phytochemical properties with pharmacological activities
  • Supports data with extensive laboratory studies of traditional medicines

Readership

Medicinal chemists, Phytochemists, Analytical Chemists, Biochemists, Pharmacologists, Botanists, Pharma R&D professionals, Drug discovery students & researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Alkanet

    2. Asthma Weed

    3. Bamboo

    4. Basil

    5. Bay Leaf

    6. Black Piper

    7. Caraway

    8. Chamomila

    9. Chili Pepper

    10. Chirayita

    11. Coleus

    12. Cubeb

    13. Cumin

    14. Curry Leaf

    15. Cypress

    16. Datura

    17. Demask Rose

    18. Dill

    19. Fennel

    20. Fenugreek

    21. Figs

    22. Frangipani

    23. Garlic

    24. Ginkgo Biloba

    25. Ginseng

    26. Guava

    27. Henna Hussain

    28. Himalayan Birch

    29. Hollyhock

    30. Horseweed

    31. Indian Globe Thistle

    32. Indian Pennywort

    33. Indian Senna

    34. Jujube

    35. Lemon Balm

    36. Ma-Huang Nadeem Zafar

    37. Mango

    38. Moringa Oelifera

    39. Oleander

    40. Olive

    41. Pholi

    42. Puncture Vine

    43. Saffron

    44. Sesame

    45. Sweet Lemon

    46. Tomato

    47. Tree Turmeric

    48. Vanilla

    49. Walnut

    50. Yarrow

Product details

  • No. of pages: 768
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: September 14, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026601
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026595

About the Editors

Muhammad Hanif

Dr Hanif is an Assistant Professor & Group Leader at the Nano and Biomaterials lab within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. His work focuses on natural products and their analysis using advanced analytical chemistry, and he has published over 120 peer reviewed journal articles, 7 books/manuals and several book chapters. In addition, Dr Hanif has supervised over 40 M.Phil students and 3 PhD students. For outstanding contributions, he has made to the scientific development through the application of basic and applied scientific research particularly in the field of Chemical Sciences (Chemistry), and his unmatched services to community as the benchmark of excellence, the Pakistan Academy of Sciences has awarded him prestigious “Gold Medal” in 2019.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Group Leader, Nano and Biomaterials Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Haq Nawaz

Dr Nawaz is an Assistant Professor with the Nano and Biomaterials Lab within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. His research focuses on natural products and their analysis using advanced organic chemistry, and he has published over 35 per peer reviewed journal articles and several book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Nano and Biomaterials Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Khan

Muhammad Mumtaz Khan is an Associate Professor of Crop Production/Horticulture in the Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He has over 30 years’ experience in research and teaching crop science with a particular focus on horticultural crops and nutraceutical horticultural plants. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, edited one book on Lime and several book chapters. Since he started academic career, he has taught range of undergraduate/postgraduate courses and mentored large number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. candidates. Due to his pioneer work and ability to express novel findings and his services to science/agriculture and community, the Government of Pakistan has awarded him prestigious Presidential Award ‘‘Izazi Fazeelat’’ in 2007.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Crop Sciences/Horticulture, Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Hugh Byrne

Prof. Byrne is Head of the FOCAS Research Institute at the Technological University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. He has over 30 years’ experience in research science and has published over 300 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. Byrne has been responsible for over €25 million in funded projects and has supervised over 30 PhD students. His principal research interests are in applications of spectroscopy and the study of molecular and nano-materials, and biospectroscopy for diagnostics, cytological analysis and nano-bio interactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, FOCAS Research Institute, Technological University of Dublin, Ireland

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  • Akhtar A. Sun Mar 29 2020

    Revival of Eastern Medicine and its Benefits

    Eastern medicine has been in use since centuries. Different communities in past and present have overwhelming trust and confidence in herbal treatments without their side-effects. A number of universities have already started graduate programs in Eastern Medicine. I believe this book is well structured classically that includes over 50 herbs and medicinal plants. An extraordinary work that provides a complete picture of South Asian collection and is a popular text for students and health professionals. This great contribution is a catalyst for change. We mus believe miracles can happen.

  • Muhammad A. Tue Mar 17 2020

    Very informative book regarding Medicinal Plants

    This book is very informative and contains valuable knowledge about medicinal plants especially having Asiatic origin. I highly appreciate authors effort for their contribution regarding medicinal plants and i strongly recommend this book for reviewers.

  • sshahid Tue Mar 17 2020

    Medicinal Plants of South Asia

    Excellent contribution to science. Looking at the contents of the book, I believe, the book is professionally completed and shoes hard work and dedication of the authors/editors. The book opens new venues for those exploring potential plants of medicinal value. I wish the authors congratulations for the job well done.

  • Samia Thu Sep 26 2019

    Well Organized and comprehensive book for drug study from medicinal plant

    From the contents, it seems that authors put a lot of hard work into their book. This book appropriately opens with a concise and fascinating, though comprehensive note on various medicinal plant for drug discovery. I really appreciated the effort of authors, how amazing work they do!

  • Talha K. Fri Aug 30 2019

    Best book for medicinal plant study

    I have gone through contents of this book and found it one of most organized and useful book on medicinal plants. This books provides valuable information about scientific literature on medicinal plants for drug discovery.