The objectives of the book is to highlight the relevance of traditional medicine and way towards ethnopharmacology, to share research achievements and innovations in herbal science, to evaluate and review opportunities for advancing herbal drug research in the region, to provide a platform to map an agenda for the development of phytomedicine, to address issues concerning conservation of medicinal plants. The book has been compiled with 30 articles based on the original research work by eminent academicians and scientists of the country on different areas of phytomedicine. Recent trends and techniques involved from the search, documentation, processing, sustainable utilization and conservation of medicinal plants are the highlights of this book. It will provide a unique opportunity to boost up the knowledge in various aspects of medicinal plant research.
01. Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial Properties of Aegle marmelos Against Clinically Significant Pathogens Baskar, R., Abirami, M. and Umamaheswari, K. 02. Screening of Gloriosa superba Ecotypes Against leaf Blight Disease B. Meena, K. Kannan, S.A. Ramyabharathi and R.M. Vijayakumar 03. Medicinal Plants Sold in the Velliangiri Hills, the Southern Western Ghats of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India Aravindhan, V., G. Mahendran and A. Rajendran 04. Evaluation of Antibacterial Potential of Phyllanthus emblica L. Against Some Selected Fish Pathogens Renisheya Joy Jeba Malar T., Johnson, M. Arul Starlin, I. and Revathy, I. 05. Bioactive Antimalarial Agents from Plants Francis Stanly Pradeep, Vijayakumar Usha Rani and Bhathini Vaikuntavasan Pradeep 06. Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir Renisheya Joy Jeba Malar, T., Johnson, M., Siva Raman, A., Arul Starlin, I. 07. Antimicrobial Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Smilax china and Anacyclus pyrethrum R. Beena, D. Brindha and V.N. Satakopan 08. Evaluation of Antioxidant and in vitro free Radical Scavenging Activity of Terminalia Bellirica Mary Shoba Das, C.,Manila, T.N. and Gayathri Devi, S. 09. Phytochemical and Antibacterial Activity of the Green Seaweed Caulerpa calpelliformis (R. Br.) Weber-Van Bosse Babu, A., Patric Raja, D. and Johnson, M. 10. Paliyar Folklore Health Remedial Practices in Sirumalai Hills, Tamil Nadu,India Ramesh Kannan, N., Harikrishnan, K., Vijayalatha, K.R. and Natarajan, E. 11. in vitro Conservation Technique Through Indirect Somatic Embryogenesis from Seeds of Atalantia monophylla (L.) DC. Arun, K. Das and P.S. Swamy 12. Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Analysis of Solanum anguivi Lam. and Solanum torvum Sw. Janakiraman, N. and Johnson, M. 13. Antioxidant Activity of Ophiorrhiza pectinata Arn. (Rubiaceae) G. M. Lekshmi and A. Gangaprasad 14. Antibacterial Activity of Clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum L.) Meera Nandhini, E., Aruna Sharmili, Ranjitha, P. and Umamaheswari, K. 15. Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Red Purple Fruit of Cocculus hirsutus Linn. Rakkimuthu, R. and Aravinthan, K.M. 16. Biological Potency of Medicinal Plant Extracts on Life Stages of Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) Mariappan Suganthy, Sentrayaperumal Sundareswaran, Periyaswamy Sakthivel and Lakshmanan Nalina 17. Evaluation of Antifungal Activity of Kedrostis rostrata Cogn. Against Keratinophilic Fungi Logaprabha, V. and Tamil Selvi, K.S. 18. Wound Healing Chasmophytes of Velliangiri Hills, Southern Western Ghats of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India Binu Thomas, Rajendran, A. and Aravindhan, V. 19. Anti-inflammatory Activity of Vitex negundo L. var. purpurascens Sivar. and Mold. leaves Against Carrageenan Induced Oedema on Rats M. Ramesh and A. Mahalakshmipriya 20. Phytochemical Analysis and Antibacterial Activity of Piper nigrum Against Food Poisoning Bacteria R. Gnanasekar, V. Sornajana and K. Umamaheswari 21. Evaluation of Anti-diabetic Potential of Phyllanthus emblica L. Renisheya Joy Jeba Malar, T., Kalaiarasi, V. and Johnson, M. 22. Nutraceutical and Phytotherapeutical Properties of Buckwheat: A Review Update Thankarajan Sajeesh and Thangaraj Parimelazhagan 23. Quality Control by Avoiding Excess Nutrient Leaching G. Vanitha, Mrinalini J. Singh, and S. Padmavathy 24. Phytochemical Screening and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Selected Medicinal Plants Gomathi, R. and Usha K. 25. Studies on the Rare Medicinal Plants of Karaikal District, U.T of Puducherry Kathirvelu Sambandan and Narayanasamy Dhatchanamoorthy 26. Assessment of Humoral Immune Response in Rabbits Fed with C. occidentalis V. Ranganathan and S. Selvasubramanian 27. Pharmacognostic and Physico-chemical Standardization ofPyrus malus Linn P. Padma Rao, P. Subramanian, P. Sudhakar, T. Sheshashena Reddy and P.R. Reddy 28. Studies on the Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Activity of Selected Seaweeds Macro Algae in Thondi Coast M. Dhinakarraj, S. Ravikumar, M. Anand and M. Babuselvam 29. Phytochemical Screening from the Leaf Extracts of Medicinal Plants of Western Ghats, the Nilgiris S. Padmavathy and V. Mekala 30. Screening of Common Leafy Vegetables of Tamil Nadu for their Nutraceutical and Antioxidant Properties Shanmugaraj Bala Murugan, Ramamoorthy Deepika, Aziz Reshma and Ramalingam Sathishkumar