This book reports the potential plants for human survival, explored medicinal aspects of the ongoing research and development for discovering new molecules, new drugs, new leads, ethnic-traditional applications and nutraceutical values of plants. It provides a baseline data and information on plants and their hidden knowledge for human health. This is build upon based on twenty-five excellent research articles and hundreds of potential life-saving plants used by different ethnic tribes of Himalaya as food, shelter and medicine in their day-to-day life. Various research studies and clinical trials mentioned in the book will add and contribute a lot in discovering quick leads for medicine formulations and products development. In addition to research suggestions and valuation of plants for humans contained within each of the articles, an introduction section emphasizes particular research avenues for attention in the drug development programmes. As the reader will note, these compilations represent a wide collection of views, reflecting the diversity of sciences and interests of thousands of ideas that enabled thoughtful deliberations from a wide range of scientific perspectives.
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Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Himalaya is a Repository of Wild Food and Medicine: A Close Look on Plants for Human Survival 2. Endangered Ayurvedic Himalayan Herb: A Review on Chemistry and Pharmacology of Ashtavarga Plants for Scientific Intervention 3. Colebrookeaoppositifolia Sm., An Important Hepato-protective Phytopharma Plant in Drug Discovery 4. DysoxylumbinectariferumHook.f., An Indian Medicinal Plant as a Source for Anti-Cancer Agents 5. ZanthoxylumarmatumDC., Perspectives of Biology and Chemistry in Medicine Discovery 6. Grewiaasiatica L., an Important Plant of Shivalik Hills: Agrotechnology and Product Development 7. Taxonomy, Ecology and Phenology of Panax Species in North-Eastern India 8. Validated LC-MS Method for Quantitation of Phytochemicals of Buteamonosperma 9. Diversity, Bioprospection and Commercial Importance of Indian Magnolias 10. Traditional Medicinal Plants Used to Treat Dermatological Disorders in District Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India 11. PicrorhizakurroaRoyle ex Benth, a Therapeutically Important Himalayan Plant for Drug Discovery 12. Plant Resource Used by Riparian Communities of Dhir and Diplai Wetlands in Assam, Northeastern India 13. BoswelliaserrataRoxb. ex Colebr., a Multiferous Medicinal Plant Used as Anticancerous and Anti-Inflammatory in Drug Discovery 14. Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria Isolated from Agricultural Soils of Delhi Shows Mineral Phosphate Solubilizing Ability 15. Investigation of Plants Utilization by Tribal Communities of Arunachal Himalayas in India 16. Withaniasomnifera (L.) Dunal, a Potential Indian Medicinal Plant with Multifarious Biological Activities 17. Volatiles Profiling and Agronomic Practice of Cymbopogonkhasianus [IIIM (J) CK-10 Himrosa] for Commercial Cultivation and Value Addition 18. In-vitro Investigation of Anti-diabetic, Phytochemical and Silver Nanoparticles Synthesis of Dendrophthoefalcata (L.f.) Ettingsh: A Hemiparasitic Taxa 19. Crop-Weather Interactions, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Evaluation of the Phenological Models for Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench under Subtropical and Temperate Environments 20. Note on Commercial Valuable Medicinal Wealth in Hamirpur District of Himachal Pradesh in Western Himalaya 21 Revisiting Himalayan High Altitude Plants for Skin Care and Disease 22. Forest Resources, Village Livelihood and Investigation of Relic Places in the Fringes of Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary in Sikkim Himalaya of India 23. Himalayan Saussureacostus (Falc.) Lipsch.: Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, Therapeutic Potential and Conservation Perspective of Critically Endangered Medicinal Plant 24. Bringing Innovation and Digitization of Web Accessible Herbarium Database to Build a National Resource in India: A Case Study of Plant Inventory Biodiversity Data of JanakiAmmal Herbarium 25. Distribution, Conservation and Pharmacological Status of Genus Aconitum L. with Special Reference to Western Himalaya
Bikarma Singh, Scientist in CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu, one of the pioneer institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) known for the largest research and development activities coming under Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, as well as engaged and recognizeed as Assistant Professor of AcSIR, New Delhi, India.