The present book is based on twenty five excellent scientific contributions of seventy researchers from topmost research organizations. The book begin with plants used in Sowa-Rigpa system of food and medicine, followed by traditional uses of plants as medicine among Khasi tribe living in northeast India. This compilation contains several research techniques highlighting methods and analysis of documented data, and procedure for scientific validation of findings. Methods for assessing traditional knowledge of highly threatened plants such as Hodgsoniaheteroclita, pharmacological applications of family asteraceae, ethnobotany of family apiaceae, plants used in managing leucorrhea, plants as animal care, phytochemistry of Arisaemajacquemontii, Andrographispaniculata, Blumealacera, Boerhaaviadiffusa, Hemidesmusindicus, Pterocarpussantalinus, Rauwolfiaserpentina, Rauwolfiatetraphylla, and several other ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological parameters used in studying current science is described in this book. Besides, it is followed by several research topics focused to the clinical arena, plants used in relation to cancer, diabetes, skin disorders and many other aspects relates to animal and human health care.
Today's food supplements derived from plants are of high demand, and this compilation also highlighted several plants used as nutraceuticals. It has been observed that herbs contain many bioactive compounds with powerful antioxidant properties as evidence from the scientific data, and few research on lianas, lichens and role of allylisothiocyanate as a bioprotective agent also discussed added more value to this compilations.
Focused theme such as ethnobotanical trends and techniques, phytochemistry, biological activities, ethnopharmacology and clinical studies is adding and contributing a lots value to this book in discovering leads for medicine formulations.
1. Folklore Plants Used in Tibetan Mountain Based Sowa-Rigpa System of Food and Medicine: A Close Look on Plant-People Perception to Herbal Cure, 2. Traditional Uses of Plants as Medicine Among Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya, Northeast India, 3. Assessing Ethnobotanical Value and Threat Status of Hodgsonia heteroclita (Roxb.) Hook.f. & Thomson A Lesser Known Liana Species of Sikkim Himalaya, 4 Tribal Knowledge on Ethnobotanical Plants of Uttarakhand Himalaya, 6. Analysis of Indigenous Uses of Ethnobotanical Herbaceous Plants and their Diversity Among Nature-Dependent Communities in Atraulia of Burhanpur Tehsil, District, 7. Ethnobiology of Lichens of North Western Himalaya, 8 Managing Leucorrhea: A Traditional Perspective Emanating from Ethnomedicinal Folklore in Jammu and Kashmir, India, 9. Traditional Usages and Chemical Constituents of High Value Medicinal Plants Recorded from Chithara Village Panchayat (Gautam Buddha Nagar) of Uttar Pradesh, India, 10. Ethnobotanical Studies on Members of Family Apiaceae from Jammu Division (Jammu and Kashmir) Western Himalaya, India 11. Investigation of Traditional Knowledge of
Economically Important Plants in Proper Neelum Valley, District Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir,
North-Western Himalaya, India, 12. Ethnobotany and Tribals of Ladakh, Need for Scientific Initiatives and Interventions 13. Ethnoveterinary Knowledge and Herbal Practices Prevalent Among Tribal Communities of District Poonch in Himalaya 14. Eco-Taxonomy, Ethnobotany and Active Chemical
Constituents of Ten High Value Plants of Kathua District (J&K) of India in Southeast Asia With Special
Reference to Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary 15. Nutraceutical Value of Wild Plants Used as Food and Medicine 16. Nature’s Anti-diabetic Pharmacy: A Note on Six Valuable Plants 17. Blumea lacera (Asteraceae), A Potential Herb of Medicinal Value in Modern Aspects 18. Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Activities of Pterocarpus santalinus an Ayurvedic Crude Drug 19. Ethnomedicinal Importance of Arisaema jacquemontii and Its Futuristic Role in Natural Therapeutics 20. Indian Snake Root and Devil Root as Distinctive Medicinal Plant for Curing Human Disease: Biology, Chemistry and Cultivation Practices of Rauwolfia serpentina and Rauwolfia tetraphylla 21. Role of Allyl Isothiocyanate as a Bioprotective Agent 22. Indian Sarsaparilla, Hemidesmus indicus, an Endangered Medicinal Plant of India 23 Exploiting Therapeutic Potential of Kirayat (Andrographis paniculata): Identity, Chemical Constituents and Biological Aspects for Future Reference in Drug Discovery 24. Diversity, Medicinal Value and Associated Biological Activities of Lianas Growing in Western Himalaya Used for Human Health Care 25. Ethnomedical Applications and Phytochemistry of Boerhaavia diffusa