Environmental Toxicity and Alterations in Medicinal Plants

Bhupinder Dhir
Researcher, Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India
Department of Genetics, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: HEA011000



Volume 10

Issue 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Ever-changing environmental conditions and climatic transformations have affected each component of the environment. Increasing rates of soil, air and water pollution have altered the growth and production of vegetation to a greater extent and medicinal plants are also not spared from this. Medicinal plants form an important part of traditional and modern systems of medicine. The consumption of medicinal plants has increased over the last few decades. The present book provides detailed information on the topic with an emphasis on the effects of inorganic, organic (chemical), biological and other contaminants of medicinal plants.

It provides a vast amount of information concerning the effects of various environmental factors on growth, productivity and secondary metabolite production in medicinal plants. The book also highlights the adverse effects of contaminants in plants and related toxicity of contaminated medicinal plants, with their possible effects on therapeutic efficiency and human health. The detailed information about the contamination and toxicity in medicinal plants will challenge the scientific community to find ways of countering many environmental adversities to protect, preserve and maintain many of the rare, highly valuable medicinal plants used in treating various diseases.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Contaminants in Medicinal Plants

Chapter 3
Alterations in Growth

Chapter 4
Alterations in Medicinal Value

Chapter 5
Effect of Changing Status of Soil

Chapter 6
Effect of Climate Change

Chapter 7
Toxicity of Contaminated Herbs and Health Effects

Chapter 8
Future Prospects


The book provides broad, latest information and updated information on the advancements in the field of medicinal plant research. The book will be of immense interest to the researchers, academicians, students and industry as well. The book will serve as a valuable reference to scientific community working in the field of Environment, Botany, Ethanopharmacy, Toxicology and Medicine. The book will be of great help to any institute, university working in the relevant field or technical staff of pharmaceutical industries

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