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Medicinal Plants

From Farm to Pharmacy

Editors: Joshee, Nirmal, Dhekney, Sadanand A, Parajuli, Prahlad (Eds.)

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  • Discuss current research on medicinal plants that connects traditionally accumulated botanical wisdom with current bioprospecting trends and (pre-) clinical studies
  • Provide an account of recent research activities on select medicinal plants from various phytogeographical regions all over the world
  • Cater to the interest of a wide range of readers including lay enthusiasts, traditional practitioners as well as research and clinical professionals
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This book offers a fresh look on a variety of issues concerning herbal medicine - the methods of growing and harvesting various medicinal plants; their phytochemical content; medicinal usage; regulatory issues; and mechanism of action against myriad of human and animal ailments. ‘Medicinal Plants: From Farm to Pharmacy’ comprises chapters authored by renowned experts from academics and industry from all over the world. It provides timely, in-depth study/analysis of medicinal plants that are already available in the market as supplements or drug components, while also introducing several traditional herbs with potential medicinal applications from various regions of the world. The book caters to the needs of a diverse group of readers: plant growers, who are looking for ways to enhance the value of their crops by increasing phytochemical content of plant products; biomedical scientists who are studying newer applications for crude herbal extracts or isolated phytochemicals; clinicians and pharmacologists who are studying interactions of herbal compounds with conventional treatment modalities; entrepreneurs who are navigating ways to bring novel herbal supplements to the market; and finally, natural medicine enthusiasts and end-users who want to learn how herbal compounds are produced in nature, how do they work and how are they used in traditional or modern medicine for various disease indications.

About the authors

Dr. Nirmal Joshee is a Professor of Plant Science at Fort Valley State University (FVSU), Fort Valley, GA, USA. He earned his Ph.D. from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He did post-doctoral research work in Japan (Biotechnology Institute, Akita) and the USA (University of Nebraska Medical Ctr., Omaha, NE) before joining FVSU. Dr. Joshee is one of the founding members of American Council for Medicinally Active Plants (ACMAP), and currently serves as the Vice-President. His lab conducts research in the field of plant tissue culture and conservation, antitumor compounds in the genus Scutellaria, and gene transfer strategies for plant transformation and secondary metabolite production. 
Dr. Sadanand Dhekney is an Associate Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.  He received a PhD in Horticulture from the University of Florida (UF), which was followed by post-doctoral research at UF and Assistant/Associate Professor positions at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Dhekney’s research focusses on genetic improvement of perennial fruit species using conventional and molecular breeding approaches. His current research is directed towards grapevine genetic improvement using precision breeding and genome editing. Dr. Dhekney is also actively involved in teaching several courses in plant biotechnology and horticulture. Dr. Dhekney has a long association with the Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB).  He has received the 2013 Young Scientist Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology, the 2016 Early Career Research Achievement Award from the University of Wyoming and the 2017 Excellence in Research and Teaching award from the National Agricultural Honor Society, Gama Sigma Delta. 
Dr. Prahlad Parajuli is an Assistant Professor of Tumor Immunology and Neuroimmunology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI, USA. He completed his Ph.D. from Delhi University, India, followed by two post-doctoral stints at the University of Tokushima Medical School, Japan and then at the University of Nebraska Medical School, Omaha, NE, USA. Apart from being a founding member of American Council for Medicinally Active Plants (ACMAP), Dr. Parajuli is also a member of AACR and AAI. His research focuses on studying the molecular mechanisms of tumor-immune interaction, neuroinflammation as well as anti-tumor and immune modulatory activities of various medicinal plants.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The Evolution of Modern Medicine: Garden to Pill Box

    Pages 1-16

    Athni, Tejas S. (et al.)

  • Bioprospecting for Pharmaceuticals: An Overview and Vision for Future Access and Benefit Sharing

    Pages 17-34

    Cicka, Danielle (et al.)

  • Nepal: A Global Hotspot for Medicinal Orchids

    Pages 35-80

    Vaidya, Brajesh Nanda

  • Current Status and Future Prospects for Select Underutilized Medicinally Valuable Plants of Puerto Rico: A Case Study

    Pages 81-110

    Tripathi, Prachi (et al.)

  • Black Pepper: Health Benefits, In Vitro Multiplication, and Commercial Cultivation

    Pages 111-127

    Verma, Virendra M.

Buy this book

eBook £103.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31269-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £129.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31268-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicinal Plants
Book Subtitle
From Farm to Pharmacy
Editors
  • Nirmal Joshee
  • Sadanand A Dhekney
  • Prahlad Parajuli
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31269-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31269-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31268-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 439
Number of Illustrations
45 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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