An Introduction to Medicinal Herbs


: Herbs and Herbalism
BISAC: MED034000

Medicinal plants always played an important role in the maintenance of health, well-being, and everyday life of a population worldwide. Throughout the centuries, plant leaves, stems, flowers, seeds, berries, and roots were used for healing and maintenance of  different pathological conditions, as well as in beauty formulas, massage applications, foods preparations and beverages. This book, which is based on a scientific findings and original research, represent a comprehensive and up to date introduction to medicinal plants from all over the world, describes their huge economic, and therapeutic potential, and analyzing different aspects of their genotoxicity, and importance for human health and homeostasis.

This book is an important contribution to science and research developments, which helps better understand the great potential of medicinal plants. It provides the reader with a great amount of useful and valuable information including research statements, great reading materials, figures, and data tables, as well as extensive lists of the references, which can be helpful for research and new natural products development.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Sustainable Approach for Cultivation of High Valued Herbs
(Ravindra Verma, Dinesh K. Sharma and Prakash S. Bisen-School of Studies in Biotechnology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. Use and Agroecology Efficiency of Medicinal Plants in Plant Production
(Vladimir Filipović, Vladan Ugrenović, Vera M. Popović, Slobodan Popović, Snežana Mrđan, Ana Dragumilo and Milan Ugrinović-Institute for Medicinal Plant Res. “Dr Josif Pančić,” Republic of Serbia, et al.)

Chapter 3. Economic Justification Application of Medicinal Plants in Cosmetic and Pharmacy for the Drugs Discovery
(Vera M. Popović, Ljubica Šarčević-Todosijević, Bojana Petrović, Maja Ignjatov, Dragana B. Popović, Predrag Vukomanović, Dragana Milošević and Vladimir Filipović-Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia, et al.)

Chapter 4. Screening Potential for Genotoxic Effect of Medicinal Plants
(Nora Kováts, Bettina Eck-Varanka and Katalin Hubai-Center for Natural Sciences, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary)

Chapter 5. Culinary Herbs: The Regulator of Gut Microbiome
(Suganya Chandrababu and Dhundy Bastola-School of Interdisciplinary Informatics,
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, USA)

Chapter 6. Medicinal Herbs for Metabolic Disorders
(L. V. Lenchyk, I. V. Senyuk and R. M. Lysiuk-National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine, et al.)

Chapter 7. Herbal Remedies in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
(Bojana Petrović, Predrag Vukomanović, Vera M. Popović, Zoran Jovović, Milica Nikolić, Ljubica Šarčević-Todosijević and Slavoljub Jović-Medical Sanitary School of Applied Sciences “Visan”, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, et al.)

Chapter 8. Mucuna pruriens – A Wonder Herb for Degenerative Disorders
(Ravindra Verma and Prakash S. Bisen-School of Studies in Biotechnology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India)

Chapter 9. Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology of a Critically Endangered Indian Medicinal
Herb-Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. Et Fernand)
(N. Habibi, N. Joshi and S. D. Purohit-Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany,
Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, et al.)


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