Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants

Editors: Ramawat, Kishan Gopal, Mérillon, Jean-Michel (Eds.)

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Use of medicinal plants is as old as human civilization and continuous efforts are being made to improve medicinal plants or produce their products in high amounts through various technologies. About 200,000 natural products of plant origin are known and many more are being identifed from higher plants and microorganisms. Some plant-based drugs have been used for centuries and there is no alternative medicine for many drugs, such as cardiac glycosides. However, natural products research was sidelined to pave the way for com- natorial chemistry, which was expected to produce large numbers of synthetic compounds for high-throughput screening (HTS). This line of work has failed to deliver desirable results. Moreover, it is not possible for all pharmaceutical companies and institutions to adopt costly HTS technology. Therefore, medi- nal plants and their bioactive molecules are always in demand and are a central point of research. While planning this book, we endeavored to incorporate - ticles that cover the entire gamut of current medicinal plants research. The aim of this book was to review the current status of bioactive molecules and medicinal plants research in light of the surge in the demand for herbal medicine. The chapters focus on bioactive molecules (e.g., stilbenes and p- toestrogens) and on medicinal plants as a whole (e.g., Bacopa monnierie). We hope that this book will be useful for researchers in academia, industry, and agriculture planning.

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"This new publication covers recent developments in the field and, as the title suggests, it deals with … bioactive molecules, as well as medicinal plants as a whole. … this book provides a good source of recent information on certain aspects of medicinal plant research. … it is very useful for researchers to be able to read the title of the relevant reference. … this book would be a useful addition to University Libraries and researchers working in the field." (Marine E. Light, South African Journal of Botany, Vol. 75 (2), 2009)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Drug Discovery from Plants

    Salim, Angela A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Grapevine Stilbenes and Their Biological Effects

    Waffo-Teguo, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 25-54

  • Research into Isoflavonoid Phyto-oestrogens in Plant Cell Cultures

    Łuczkiewicz, M.T.

    Pages 55-84

  • Secondary Metabolite Production from Plant Cell Cultures: the Success Stories of Rosmarinic Acid and Taxol

    Kintzios, Spiridon

    Pages 85-100

  • Guggulsterone: a Potent Natural Hypolipidemic Agent from Commiphora wightii – Problems, Perseverance, and Prospects

    Ramawat, K.G. (et al.)

    Pages 101-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants
Editors
  • Kishan Gopal Ramawat
  • Jean-Michel Mérillon
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74603-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74603-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74600-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09405-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 379
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