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Medicinal Plants : Recent Advances in Research and Development (Hardcover)
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Since ancient times, plants have been used as aprime natural source of alternative medicines and have played an important rolein our lives. The old tradition of medicinal plant application has turned intoa highly profitable business in the global market, resulting in the release ofa large number of herbal products. People have tried to find different sourcesof medicines to alleviate pain and cure different illnesses. Due to severeconstraints of synthetic drugs and the increasing contraindications of theirusage, there is a growing interest world over in the usage of natural productsbased on medicinal herbs, hence, there is an ever expanding market of herbs andherbal based medicinal preparations all over the world. This has culminatedinto an exponential increase in number of research groups in differentgeographical locations and generation of volume of research data in the fieldin a short span of time.
The path breaking advancement in research methodsand interdisciplinary approaches is giving birth to newer perspectives.Therefore, it becomes imperative to keep pace with the advancement in researchand development in the field of medicinal herbs.
There are a large number of researchers indifferent parts of the world working on various aspects of medicinal plants and‘herbal medicines’. The idea is to bring their recent research work into lightin the form of a book.
The proposed book contains chapters by theeminent researchers in different countries and working with differentdisciplines of medicinal plants. Articles pertain to different disciplines suchas:
1. Resources and conservation of medicinal plants
2. Biosynthesis and metabolic engineering ofmedicinal plants
3. Tissue culture, propagation and bioreactortechnology of medicinal plants
4. Phytochemical research on medicinal plants
5. Herbal medicines and plant-derived agents incancer prevention and therapy
6. Herbal medicines and plant-derived agents inmetabolic syndrome management
7. Herbal medicines and plant-derived agents inmodulation of immune-related disorders
8.Herbal medicines and hepatotoxicity
The book will prove itself an asset for theresearchers, professionals and also students in the area of medicinal plantsand mechanism of their action.