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Handbook of 200 Medicinal Plants

A Comprehensive Review of Their Traditional Medical Uses and Scientific Justifications

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  • Provides comprehensive review of 200 medicinal plants

  • Includes all clinical trials conducted

  • PresentsToxicity Studies and potential interactions

  • Thorough spectrum of references included

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Table of contents (201 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introduction

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 1-14
  3. Abelmoschus moschatus Medik (Malvaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 15-19
  4. Achyranthes aspera L. (Amaranthaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 69-80
  5. Aconitum napellus L. (Ranunculaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 81-88
  6. Acorus calamus L. (Acoraceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 89-101
  7. Aegle marmelos (L.) CorrĂȘa (Rutaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 109-122
  8. Agrimonia eupatoria L. (Rosaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 123-128
  9. Allium cepa L. (Amaryllidaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 139-160
  10. Allium sativum L. (Amaryllidaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 161-186
  11. Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd. (Zingiberaceae)

    • Shahid Akbar
    Pages 207-216

About this book

This book is designed to provide pharmacologists and researchers of natural products a comprehensive review of 200 medicinal plants, their vernacular names in various languages and their medicinal uses around the world, and in some cases, a historical perspective. 
Chemical constituents of each plant with the putative active constituent, and available up to date pharmacological studies (until 2017 on PubMed) with each medical activity explored and its relationship with traditional uses, are described for each plant. Any variations in chemical constituents and their effects on pharmacological studies outcome have been highlighted. 
 
All clinical trials conducted, with sufficient details, have been included. Nationalities and racial identities of participants of clinical trials are identified to impress upon the social, cultural and dietary influences on the clinical outcomes. Toxicity studies and potential interactions with prescribed drugs, and full spectrum of references are included.

Keywords

  • Indian Medicinal plants
  • medicinal natural products
  • vernacular names
  • phytoconstituents
  • pharmacology of medicinal plants
  • medicinal plants clinical trials
  • medicinal plants toxicity
  • traditional medical plants

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stockton, USA

    Shahid Akbar

About the author

Dr. Akbar holds an M.D. in Pharmacology of natural products from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. He served as a Professor of Pharmacology, and has over thirty years of experience in pharmacological research and teaching to medical and pharmacy students. He also served as Director of Pharmacy College Research Center, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. He has many research papers published in international journals, book chapters on beta-blockers, and books related to natural products and general health. His earlier books were intended to raise awareness of healthcare issues and the use of health (herbal) supplements. The current book is an effort to provide detailed reviews of selected plants, especially for their uses in traditional medicines around the world, their updated phytochemical, pharmacological and clinical (if any) research, point out the reasons for variations and discrepancies, and highlight other nuances involved in research on medicinal plants and the obtained results.



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of 200 Medicinal Plants

  • Book Subtitle: A Comprehensive Review of Their Traditional Medical Uses and Scientific Justifications

  • Authors: Shahid Akbar

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16807-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-16806-3Published: 23 April 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-16807-0Published: 21 April 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXX, 2156

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 198 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pharmacology/Toxicology, Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry

Buy it now

Buying options

eBook USD 259.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Hardcover Book USD 329.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access