Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants

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Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants Editors: Shandesh Bhattarai, Chistiane M. Feitosa, Mahendra Rai Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 418 Illustrations and other contents: 29 Tables, black and white; 5 Line drawings, color; 62 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Halftones, color; 61 Halftones, black and white; 9 Illustrations, color; 123 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780367512033 Categories: , , , , ,

The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussion on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for the researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy making, etc.

Weight0.79 kg

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Author Biography

Dr. Mahendra Rai is a Senior Professor and UGC-Basic Science Research Faculty at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. He was a visiting scientist at the University of Geneva, Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland; VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and National University of Rosario, Argentina. He has published more than 400 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 55 books and 6 patents. Dr. Shandesh Bhattarai is a Senior Scientific Officer at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal. He worked in the collaborative research projects funded by NUFU-Norway, VW Foundation-Germany, Darwin Initiative-UK, DFID-UK, IUCN-Bangkok, UGC-Nepal, etc. He is a coordinator of the Flora of Nepal Project, an international initiative of the institutions of Nepal, UK, and Japan. He has published more than 35 research papers in national and international journals and has authored one book. Dr. Chistiane M. Feitosa is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Piaui, Teresina-Piaui, Brazil. Her research area includes natural products with the potential for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. She has published more than 50 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, she has edited/authored more than 10 books/chapters and 5 patents.