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Pharmacology of Bombax ceiba Linn.

Authors: Jain, Vartika, Verma, Surendra K.

  • The first book devoted solely to Bombax ceiba
  • Richly illustrated 
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This work is the first monograph devoted solely to Bombax ceiba, popularly known as the Red Silk Cotton Tree. Consisting of seven chapters, it covers all relevant aspects of this plant, from its historical and spiritual importance, to its botanical characterization, pharmacognostical details and ethnobiological uses, to its scientific validation in various animal and human studies. Each part of the tree is of medicinal value and possesses many novel chemical constituents such as shamimicin, bombasin, bombamalone, bombamaloside etc. along with other bioactive secondary metabolites. The book presents the chemical structures of the most important constituents and highlights various pharmacological activities, predominantly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, hepatoprotective and fibrinolytic, which may prove to be a source for the development of a novel phyto-pharmaceutical agent to treat diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In addition, separate chapters deal with the commercial and ecological significance of B. ceiba, as well as a case study on its conservation. Numerous color illustrations are included to identify the plant and to justify its nickname, the “Little Bird’s Cafeteria”.

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eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27903-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmacology of Bombax ceiba Linn.
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27904-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27904-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27903-4
Series ISSN
2193-4762
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 94
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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