Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants

1st Edition

Jayanta Kumar Patra, Gitishree Das, Sanjeet Kumar, Hrudayanath Thatoi

Apple Academic Press
April 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 515 Pages - 19 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771887731 - CAT# K405096

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Summary

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants provides a multitude of contemporary views on the diversity of medicinal plants, discussing both their traditional uses and therapeutic claims. This book emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information as well as examining and preserving the diversity of traditional medicines. It also discusses the challenges present with limited access to modern medicine and the ways in which research can be conducted to enhance these modern practices. The book also explores the conservation procedures for endangered plant species and discusses their relevance to ethnopharmacology.

Each chapter of this book relays the research of experts in the field who conducted research in diverse landscapes of India, providing a detailed account of the basic and applied approaches of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology. The book reviews multiple processes pertaining to medicinal plants, such as collecting the traditional therapeutic values and validation methods. It also explores developments in the field such as the diversity and medicinal potential of unexplored plant species and applications in drug formulation to fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR).

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