Ethnomedicinal Plants: A Biodiversity Treasure

Ethnomedicinal Plants: A Biodiversity Treasure

by V R Mohan


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At first fleeting look, "Ethnomedicinal Plants: A Biodiversity Treasure" appears to be a medical compendium of plants intended as a guide and reference resource for professionals in the field. Anyone who picks up this book, it contains nuggets of information that would interest a great many readers, from school children to teachers, from undergraduates to researchers, from homemakers to business people and of course, the healthcare professionals.
The aim of this book was to review the current status of ethnomedicinal plants research in light of the surge in the demand for herbal medicine. A great deal of information about the traditional uses of plants is still intact with tribal peoples. This book focuses on the ethnobotanical survey and ethnopharmacology of medicinal plants as a whole. The primary intention in writing such a book is to attract graduate students and spur their interests in medicinal plant research. As a result of teaching many undergraduate and graduate students about plant natural products in a wide range of plant biology courses, the need for a comprehensive yet thorough collection of information on what kinds of natural products plants produce, including why they produce them, became very apparent. The strength of this book are, the topics were carefully selected and user friendly for the serious reader or researcher. This book has added more to the existing discoveries of the relevance of plants and its usefulness in various ailments. Hope, this book will give impetus to the conservation of ethnopharmacologically useful plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789388173001
Publisher: Astral International Pvt. Ltd.
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v Preface vii 1. An Exploration on the Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants of Saduragiri Hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India 1 2. Ethnomedicinal Plants of Agasthiarmalai Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu: An Investigation 67 3. Traditional Knowledge of Irulas Tribes in Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, India 123 4. Ethnobotanical Studies on the Medicinal Plants Used by Kani Tribes of Mugilayadi Hills, Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India 167 5. Ethnobotanical Study of Bodha Hills, Southern Eastern Ghats, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India 189 6. Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used by Kani Tribals in Vamanapuram Block, Nedumangadu Taluk, Kerala, India 215 7. An Ethnobotanical Survey and Investigation of Medicinal Plants from Kiliyur and Pattipadi In Yercaud Hills, Salem 229 8. Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used by Malayali Tribals in Vathalmalai, Dharmapuri District, Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India 239 9. Ethnobotanical Survey on Medicinal Plants Used by Malayali Tribals in Palamalai Hills, Salem District, Tamil Nadu, India 247 10. Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used by the Vetan Community in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India 263 11. Ethnobotanical Studies of Medicinal Plants Commonly Used by the Villagers of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India 293 12. An Investigation on the Aboriginal Ethnomedicinal Plants of Kanikkars of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu with Special Emphasis on Rheumatism 307 13. Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants Used by Palliyar Tribe in Sirumalai Hills, Tamil Nadu for the Treatment of Gastro-Intestinal Complaints 343 14. Ethnomedicinal Plants used for Skin diseases by Kanikkars of Kanyakumari District of Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India 363 15. Ethnomedicinal and Antimicrobial Activities of some Mangrove Species of Godavari Estuary: A Review 381 16. Hybanthus enneaspermus: A Reliable Herb to Cure different Human Ailments 389 17. Medicinal Plants and its Utilization in India 407 18. An Assessment of Angiosperm Diversity of Manakudy Estuary, Kanyakumari District: A Anthropogenic Polluted Estuariane Ecosystem, Tamil Nadu, India 425 19. Ethnoveterinary Practices Among the Malayali Tribes of Kolli Hills, Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India 469 20. Studies on the Indigenous Wild Edible Plants of Palliyar Tribes of South India 479 21. Microscopic Studies of Cadaba indica Lam. (Capparaceae) 521 22. Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Evaluation of the Whole Plant of Catharanthus pusillus (Murr.) G. Don 531 23. Pharmacognostical, Physico-chemical and Phytochemical Assessment of Barleria courtallica Nees (Acanthaceae) 551 24. Pharmacognostic, Physico-chemical Standardization and Phytochemical Analysis of Stem Bark of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. 569 25. Pharmacognostic Study and Establishment of Quality Parameters of Whole Plant of Beloperone plumbaginifolia (Jacq.) Nees. 589 26. GC-MS Analysis and Antibacterial Activity of Myristica fragrans Seed Extracts against the Lower Respiratory Tract Pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae 607 Index 617

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