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Medicinal and aromatic plants are beneficial to human health. Plant-derived molecules possess biological activities that can be used to prevent many infectious diseases and metabolic disorders. Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants summarizes techniques and methods used to study the biological activities of plant-derived extracts and compounds to study ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological features of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Includes computational approaches to study the pharmacological properties of biomolecules in medicinal and aromatic plants.
Details methods in ethnopharmacology including chromatographical and analytical techniques.
Demonstrates trends in sustainable use and management of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Features information on databases and tools used in computational phytochemistry for drug designing and discovery.
Elucidates the importance of phytochemicals as immunomodulators in herbal drug development including their nanoformulations.
A volume in the Exploring Medicinal Plants series, Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants will be of interest to those working with plant extracts, including botanists and ethnobotanists, pharmacologists and ethnopharmacologists, as well as scientists and researchers interested in natural compounds and their potential applications.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Diversity, Biogeographic Distribution and Conservation Status. Chapter 2: Botanical Bases of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Chapter 3: Trends in Sustainable Use and Management of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Utilization and Development. Chapter 4: Threatened and Endangered Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Chapter 5: Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology, and Traditional Uses of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Chapter 6: Wild Edible Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Ancient Traditions. Chapter 7: Ethnopharmacology and Ethnopharmacognosy: Current Perspectives and Future Prospects. Chapter 8: Phytochemistry and Biosynthesis of Phytochemicals. Chapter 9: Phytochemicals as Immunomodulators, Nutraceuticals, and Pharma Food. Chapter 10: Phytochemotaxonomy: Role of Phytochemicals in Plant Classification: Chapter 11: Biological Roles and Mechanism of Phytochemicals in Disease Prevention and Treatment. Chapter 12: Metabolomics of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Chapter 13: Methods in Ethnopharmacology: Phytochemical Extraction, Isolation, and Detection Techniques. Chapter 14: Chromatographic Techniques in Phytochemistry and Analytical Techniques in Elemental Profiling. Chapter 15: NMR-based Metabolomics and Hyphenated NMR Techniques. Chapter 16 Animal Models in Phytopharmacology and Toxicological Testing of Plant Products. Chapter 17: Computational Phytochemistry in Drug Discovery: Databases and Tools. Chapter 18: Nanoformulations and Herbal Drug Development. Chapter 19: Novel Phytochemicals Targeting the Signaling Pathways of Anticancer Stem Cell: A Novel Approach Against Cancer. Chapter 20: Evolving Challenges and Opportunities in Plant-based Drug Discovery and Development. Index.