Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal: Botany, Natural Products, & Ethnopharmacology

1st Edition

Christophe Wiart

CRC Press
Published May 1, 2019
Reference - 278 Pages - 67 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138735163 - CAT# K32320
Series: Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants

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Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal is a complete compendium. It provides the scientific name, classification, local name(s), historical background, local medicinal uses, botanical description, chemical constituents, pharmacological activity and toxicology of more than 100 medicinal spices used in Bengal. Chemical structures of active constituents are provided as well as numerous references. This book is an indispensable tool for researchers, as well as graduates in various disciplines, including pharmacy, pharmacology, medicine, biotechnology, nutrition, cosmetology and drug development. It is also suitable for anyone who is looking for natural products as leads to be developed in therapeutics, functional nutrition or cosmetology.

  • Focuses on a group of herbs with economic importance – the spices. These herbs demonstrate the richness of chemical diversity and potential pharmacological applications

  • Features field photos with local healers, markets and mode of preparation as well as providing a complete monograph for each plant

  • Discusses the collection and observation of each medicinal spice and presents the ethnopharmacology recorded by the author in Bengal

  • Provides a wealth of scientific information on medicinal spices from an expert in the field

  • Fills an important niche due to the increasing global interests in natural foods and botanical drugs