Turmeric: The genus Curcuma (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – Industrial Profiles, Volume 45)

by:  P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, K. Sivaraman

Description :

For the last 6000 years turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate pain, balance digestion, purify body and mind, clear skin diseases, expel phlegm, and invigorate the blood. Nowadays, this plant has acquired great importance with its anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-Altzheimer, antioxidant, and a variety of other medicinal properties. The need of the hour is to verify and validate the traditional uses by subjecting them to proper experimental studies. To do this effectively there needs to be a single comprehensive source of the knowledge to date.
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Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History

by:  Lena Struwe, Victor A. Albert

A comprehensive review containing the first classification of the entire family to be published for over 100 years.

This volume provides a comprehensive review of the family, Gentianaceae, covering phylogeny, classification, biogeography, palynology, phytochemistry, and morphology, and also presents the first classification of the entire family to be published for over 100 years, generated using modern molecular- and morphology-based phylogenetic data. The volume places the Gentianaceae in context with its relatives in the order Gentianales and subclass Asteridae; presents an updated, phylogenetic classification of tribes, subtribes, and genera; investigates the corroborative value of morphological features in phylogenetic diagnoses; and comprehensively summarizes palynology, seed morphology, and phytochemistry.

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Piper: A Model Genus for Studies of Phytochemistry, Ecology, and Evolution

by:  Lee A. Dyer, Aparna Palmer

Description :

Piper is an economically and ecologically important genus of plant that includes a fascinating array of species for studying natural history, natural products chemistry, community ecology, and evolutionary biology. The diversification of this taxon is unique and of great importance in understanding the evolution of plants. The diversity and ecological relevance of this genus makes it an obvious candidate for ecological and evolutionary studies, but surprisingly, most research on Piper spp. to-date has focused on the more economically important plants P. nigrum (black pepper), P. methysticum (kava), and P. betle (betel leaf). While this book does address the applied techniques of studying Piper, its focus is more on Piper in its natural setting. Piper: A Model Genus for Studies of Phytochemistry, Ecology, and Evolution synthesizes existing data and provides an outline for future investigations of the chemistry, ecology, and evolution of this taxon, while examining its key themes of Piper as a model genus for ecological and evolutionary studies, the important ecological roles of Piper species in lowland wet forests, and the evolution of distinctive Piper attributes. This volume has a place in the libraries of those studying or working in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, natural products chemistry, invasive species biology, pharmaceutics, and ethnobotany.

Piper: A Model Genus for Studies of Phytochemistry, Ecology, and Evolution

by: Lee A. Dyer, Aparna Palmer

HPTLC: High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography

The present edited book is the presentation of 18 in-depth national and international contributions from eminent professors, scientists and instrumental chemists from educational institutes, research organizations and industries providing their views on their experience, handling, observation and research outputs on HPTLC, a multi-dimensional instrumentation. The book describes the recent advancements made on TLC which have revolutionized and transformed it into a modern instrumental technique HPTLC. The book addresses different chapters on HPTLC fundamentals: principle, theory, understanding; instrumentation: implementation, optimization, validation, automation and qualitative and quantitative analysis; applications: phytochemical analysis, biomedical analysis, herbal drug quantification, analytical analysis, finger print analysis and potential for hyphenation: HPTLC future to combinatorial approach, HPTLC-MS, HPTLC-FTIR and HPTLC-Scanning Diode Laser. The chapters in the book have been designed in such a way that the reader follows each step of the HPTLC in logical order.

Integrative Plant Biochemistry, Volume 40 (Recent Advances in Phytochemistry)

By John Romeo

  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Number Of Pages: 346
  • Publication Date: 2006-09-26
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 008045125X
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780080451251
  • Binding: Hardcover

Description:

The publication of this volume marks the 40th anniversary of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry series which has essentially documented a history of the origins of Phytochemistry.
The 45th annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA) was held July 13-August 3, 2005 in La Jolla, California, USA. The meeting was hosted by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The theme of the meeting was – Integrative Plant Biochemistry as we Approach 2010. The focus was “to celebrate the past accomplishments of the PSNA and its focus, the growing importance of phytochemistry and plant biochemistry to the public, and to set a course for the future, by linking the past with the present and attracting a wider breath of scientists and disciplines to the society.”

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Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary

Publisher: Springer
Number Of Pages:
Publication Date: 2007-07-14
Sales Rank:
ISBN / ASIN: 0387706372
EAN: 9780387706375
Binding: Hardcover
Manufacturer: Springer
Studio: Springer

Book Description:

In 2004, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg published C.P.Khare’s “Encyclopedia of Indian Medicinal Plants” which contained 400 monographs comprising classical as well as contemporary research findings.

“Indian Medicinal Plants. An Illustrated Dictionary” is the second major one-volume reference work by C.P.Khare which has been dedicated to the distinguished scientist, Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, who did pioneering work by reviving the glory of medicinal and aromatic plants in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Natural Remedies: Their Origins and Uses

By Finn Sandberg, Desmond Corrigan

  • Publisher: CRC
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 2001-10-18
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0415272017
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780415272018
  • Binding: Hardcover

Book Description:

The past two decades have witnessed a phenomenal explosion of interest in the potential uses of plant medicines in healthcare and this has evoked the rebirth of pharmacognosy. This volume is unique in that it is the first, in English, to employ the Anatomical, Therapeutic and Chemical (ATC) classification system, developed by the World Health Organization, to present information on the therapeutic uses of plants. Initially developed in the Swedish edition ‘Phytopharmaca Therapy’, this volume expands the original concept and highlights the aspects of medicinal plants that are crucial for a comprehensive understanding of the role plant drugs can play in healthcare.

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