Phytochemistry of Plants from Genus Piper

1st Edition

Brijesh Kumar, Surabhi Tiwari, Vikas Bajpai, Bikarma Singh

CRC Press
April 3, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 88 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367857578 - CAT# 345318
Series: Phytochemical Investigations of Medicinal Plants


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Piper is the representative genus of family Piperaceae. Piper species are pan-tropical in distribution and found in both the hemisphere. King of spices black pepper, Piper nigrum led to the global expeditions culminating in the discovery of India and the new world. Piper species has been reported to possess various pharmacological activities such as insecticidal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, anti-hypertensive, anti-thyroid, anti-tumor activities and hepatoprotective properties. Botanical authentication of the plants of Piper species is difficult because of the morphological similarity among the species. This book describes ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole electrospray tandem mass spectrometry in multiple reactions monitoring (MRM) mode in the species to study the quantitative variation of thirteen bioactive markers in different plant parts of ten Piper species.


  • Presents collection of Ayurvedic features and scientific evidence of most important medicinal plants of Piper species
  • Chemical signatures for identification of Piper species
  • Easy to use analytical procedure for quality control of Piper species and its products.

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