Phytomedicine has become more important and gained constant improvement nowadays for the betterment of health nowadays. Herbal medicine plays a significant role in development of new drugs contrary to the modern medicinal systems. Over a decade there has been a drastic improvement in phytomedicine in all the countries around the globe. Growth has reached a higher level in developing pharmaceutical industries everywhere. People have drifted toward herbal medication and practices for their food and healthcare. Therefore inorder to create abundant interest in research of phytosciences this book has been one of the better reference tool. The bioactive compounds in plants are to be explored to know the scientific value and therapeutic properties of the medicinal plants against several diseases.
The book contains chapters that are relevant to the advanced research in herbal medicines. They would literally lit up the minds towards the importance of medicinal plants as daily source of nutrition and cure for diseases. It highlights the unique features of the plants that are not been studied so far for their therapeutic potential. To prove the efficacy of medicinal plants, they have to be studied, examined and scientifically verified. Hence the book will serve better to the researchers working under different aspects of phytomedicine.
- The information provided through scientific validation is useful to study the pharmacological activity of herbals and their administration in the modern era.
- The readers can find clear understanding in the research and development of phytopharmaceutical drugs.
- The ideas incorporated in each chapter reveals knowledge in studying the biological activities of the compounds present in the plant which are indeed most worthy for the development of drugs.
- Harvesting new ideology towards modern scientific technologies employed in the field of pharmacological research.
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About the Author
Dr. Parimelazhagan Thangaraj completed his graduation from St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Trichy and Ph.D from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. His areas of specialization include Bioprospecting of medicinal plants. Dr. Parimelazhagan has worked as Scientist in Defence Research & Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. He has also worked as Scientist in Rubber Research Institute of India, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, Tura, Meghalaya. He has 17 years of research and 10 years of teaching experience. He has been awarded with Raman Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Research for Indian Scholars in USA by University Grants Commission, Govt. of India and he undertook research for one year. Added to the credits, he had authored quite a few books and book chapters in his felid of specialization. He has filed three patents and one granted patent. He has more than 80 research publications in international and national peer reviewed journals. He has bagged National Science Day Medal 2005 and Laboratory Scientist of the Year award 2005 from DRDO, New Delhi. Currently, he is engaged in the investigation of phytomedicine to find out some novel herbal drugs and nutraceuticals product to treat some of the most common human diseases like diabetes and cancer.
Table of Contents
Ethnic uses and commercial applications of Capsicum assamicum (Bhut jolokia)
Ajitabh Bora, Khonamai S. Nakhuru, Baikuntha J. Gogoi, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay and Sanjai K. Dwivedi
Plant-based Compounds as Alternative Adjuvant Therapy for Multidrug-Resistant Cancer
E.C. Aniogo, B. George and H. Abrahamse
Ethnomedicinally important Pteridophytes of Kolli hills from Eastern Ghats, India
Muniappan Ayyanar and Jeyalatchagan Sureshkumar
Bioprospecting of antimicrobial Carica papaya leaf extract for finishing of fabrics in Healthcare Industries
B. Sathya Priya, T. Stalin and Olivier Nzamwita
Analysis of discrete and combined effect of solvent, extraction time and temperature on polyphenol compounds extraction from roxburgh fig (Ficus auriculata Lour.) fruit using response surface methodology
J. Gayathri, M. Kasipandi, M. Ashwini Lydia, N. Gayathri, T. Suman, S. Saikumar and
GC-MS analysis of methanolic extract of Rubus ellipticus – A wild edible fruit
Elizabeth George, Blassan P. George , Sajeesh Thankarajan, Parimelazhagan Thangaraj, Kasipandi Muniyandi and Saikumar Sathyanarayanan
Chemoprotective and immunomodulating effects of ferulic acid on cisplatin chemotherapy in Dalton’s lymphoma xenografted mice
Giftson J Senapathy, Krishnamurthy R , Abrahamse H , Umadevi P and Murugan S
Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of solvent extract of lichen species collected from Kodaikanal hills, Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu
Kalidoss R, Mariraj M, Shenbagam M, Merlin Seles J, Arun Prasath K, Rajaprabu Nand Ponmurugan P.
Preliminary phytochemical screening and identification of bioactive compounds from banana inflorescence and to find the interactions on molecular docking for PCOS
M.C. Kamaraj, Suman T, Akshaya R and Bhanu Deepthi V
Effect of antioxidant-rich nutraceutical on serum glucose, lipid profile and oxidative stress markers of salt-induced metabolic syndrome in rats
N.Lawal, LS.Bilbis, RA.Umar and AA.Sabir
Pharmacognostic Studies on Ormocarpum sennoides(Willd.) DC. – A Bone fractureHealing plant from Fabaceae
M.M.Sudheer Mohammed, A. Narayanasamy and S.Mahadevan
Flowering Plants of Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Himalaya –With Emphasis on High Altitude Threatened Medicinal Plants
Ramasamy Manikandan, Chithambaram Murugan, Nithya Sivagami Ponnurangam and Mehala Devi Ramasamy
Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Flavonoids from the Fruit Extract of Dacryodes edulis
R. O. Omosimua, B. D. Macham, A. Onanuga, B. T. Thomas, C. O. Ugbomor, G. Iyappan, S. Ramalingam, A. S. Afolabi and Sunday Asuquo Thomas
Anti-diabetic and cytotoxicity studies of ethanol extract of Mundulea sericea – a threatened medicinal plant.
S. Gangadevi, K. Kalimuthu and P. Viswanathan
Evaluation of in vitro and in vivo anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of Aloe vera gel extract
S. Govindarajan, Spoorthy N. Babu and Ayesha Noor
Monoterpenes modulating IL-10– a systematic review
Saravanan Shanmugam, Jullyana S.S. Quintans, ParimelazhaganThangaraj, Luciana Scottid, Marcus T. Scotti, Adriano A.S. Araújo and Lucindo J. Quintans-Júnior
UV/Vis spectrophotometric characterization of leaf polyphenolics content in Elaeocarpus tectorius and its therapeutic potential against selected urinary tract infection pathogens
M. Ashwini Lydia, T. Suman, J. Gayathri, N. Gayathri, M. Kasipandi, S. Saikumar and T. Parimelazhagan
Evaluation of antidiabetic activity of Cleome gynandra in Alloxan induced Diabetic Wistar Albino rats
Shanmuganathan,T. and Karthikeyan, A.V.P.
To evaluate the role of a novel herbal formulation by topical application in cancer therapeutics (mouse model)
Umrao Ankita H, Rao Gururaj A, Rao S.G.A and Rao Jyothsna A
Coconut sprouts as phytomedicine- an approach towards the development of nutraceuticals
AbiraamiValli. S and S. Uma Gowrie
Assessment of secondarymetabolites in the yams of Dioscorea oppositifolia L. & Dioscorea pentaphylla L.
Vivek S, Aron Santhosh Kumar Y and M. Palanisamy
Evaluation of anti-ulcer potential of Sphenodesme involucrata var. paniculata (C.B.Clarke) Munir leaves on various gastric aggressive factors
Sreeja P S, Arunachalam K and Parimelazhagan T
Seaweeds - A potent source of Bioactive compounds
Stanley Abraham L, Vasantharaja Raguraman, Thirugnanasambandam R, Smitha K. M, Inbakandan D and Premasudha P
Bioactive compounds in marine macro algae and their role in Pharmacological applications
Subramaniam Kalidass, Lakshmanan Ranjith, Palavesam Arunachalam, Amarnath Mathan Babu and Karuppasamy Kaviarasan
Fisher folks usage of medicinal plants against gynecological disorders
Vijayakumar Dhaarani and Arumugam Rajendran
In vitro anticancer activity of Syzygium calophyllifolium on A549- lung cancer cells
Rahul Chandran and Heidi Abrahamse