Bioprospecting of Ethnomedicinal Plant Resources : Sustainable Utilization and Restoration.

Shukla, Gopal [Browse]
1st ed.
  • Milton : Apple Academic Press, Incorporated, 2024.
  • ©2025.
1 online resource (466 pages)


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"The majority of modern drugs are based on phytochemicals produced from ethnomedicinal plants. Due to high global usage and demand for medicinal herbs, cultivation and bioprospecting of these plants has enormous potential for the future. This new book, Bioprospecting of Ethnomedicinal Plants: Sustainable Utilization and Restoration, highlights the importance of bioprospecting plants of ethnic origins in a sustainable manner while discussing effective methods of bioprospecting. Focusing on sustainable utilization, management of ethnomedicinal plants, and their bioprospecting methods, this volume provides an understanding of the importance of sustainability and bioprospecting for formulating novel chemical compounds and new drugs from raw materials from ethnomedicinal plants cultivated and collected from the wild for healthcare and nutritional practices. The volume provides extensive information on medicinal plant diversification, cultivation techniques, biotechnological approaches, and modern and traditional usages. It also provides information for developing new strategies and formulating new policies for the systematic management and conservation of medicinal resources for future use. The volume looks at medicinal plant-based agroforestry systems, pests and diseases that afflict medicinal and aromatic plants, the use and preference of medicinal plants among indigenous communities, the changing marketing scenario of medicinal and aromatic plants, and much more. Covering the major areas of sustainable utilization and conservation practices of medicinal plants, this volume will be a valuable resource for academicians, researchers, scientific communities, research scholars and students, botanical institutes, etc. It can also be used as a baseline document for policy developers working in the areas of conservation and utilization of medicinal plants"-- Provided by publisher
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  • Cover
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • About the Editors
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Bioprospecting of Ethnomedicinal Plants: Basic Issues
  • 2. Ethnomedicinal Plants: Medicine and Nutrition for Future Generations
  • 3. Medicinal Plant-Based Agroforestry Systems
  • 4. Plant Bio-Actives from Agroforestry Systems in Improving Livestock Health, Production, and Methane Mitigation
  • 5. Ethnobotany: Benefits, Research, and Development
  • 6. Problems and Prospects of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants with Special Reference to Coordinated Research in India Under ICAR
  • 7. Important Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh: Uses and Prospects
  • 8. Some Parasitic and Carnivorous Plants of the Indian Himalayan Region with Ethnomedicinal Use
  • 9. Use and Preference of Medicinal Plants Among Forest Fringe Indigenous Communities in Eastern Sub-Himalayan Region: A Case Study
  • 10. A Directory of Ethnomedicinal Plants of Reang Ethnic Community in Northeast India
  • 11. Sacred Groves: In Situ Conservation of Ethnomedicinal Plants
  • 12. Medicinal Agroforestry System: Way Toward Conservation
  • 13. Utilization and Ethnomedicinal Value of Indigenous Green Leafy Vegetables Commonly Consumed in Northern Districts of West Bengal, India
  • 14. Stevia rebaudiana (Bert).: A Natural Sweetener
  • 15. Traditional and Pharmacological Values of Oroxylum indicum
  • 16. Livelihood Improvement Through Turmeric in Eastern Himalayan Foothills of West Bengal, India
  • 17. Malaxis acuminata: An Important Ingredient of Ashtavarga
  • 18. Utilization of Rice Genetic Resources for Nutritional and Medicinal Benefits
  • 19. Pests and Diseases of Some Commercial Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Their Management
  • 20. Changing Marketing Scenario of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India
  • Index.
  • 1-000-97011-6
  • 1-003-45148-9
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