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Advances in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Production, Processing, and Pharmaceutics, 2-volume set

ISBN: 9781774914885



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This new two-volume book categorically provides detailed information on highly demanded and medicinally important plants and their natural habits and habitats, taxonomy, cultivation practices, essential oils, active ingredients, biomolecules, modes of action, drug development, and value additions for marketing purpose.

Examples of such plants include Achillea spp. (yarrow), Acorus calamus (sweet flag), Ocimum spp. (basil), Dioscorea spp., Eucalyptus spp., Commiphora spp. (guggul), Kaempferia galanga (aromatic ginger), and Lavandula spp. (lavender). Many others are included in the volume as well.

With contributions from international experts, these two volumes present chapters that detail the history of these major medicinal and aromatic plants and also report on systematic botany, advanced production and propagation technologies, plant nutrition, moisture management, intercultivation, plant protection, postharvest technology, processing-value addition, and marketing trade. Further, the book presents promising low-cost and ecofriendly plant products and biomolecules, which are free from side-effects for use as pharmaceuticals and herbal drugs.

The most ancient form of medical therapies involving herbs has been neglected for a few decades back and has regained enormous popularity because of the effectiveness and fewer hazardous properties of many medicinal and aromatic plants. Nature has all sorts of protective medicinal compounds within its huge bioresources, which are still being identified for beneficial health purposes. Herbs containing aromatic properties because of their essential oils also have medicinal uses apart from being used as dependable sources of natural fragrance for cosmetics, perfumery, and food industries competing with synthetic aroma chemicals.

These volumes will be an excellent and comprehensive compendium for academicians and professionals working in plant resources. The compilation will also be valuable for students, researchers, medical practitioners, farmers, entrepreneurs, traders, industrialists, and NGOs who are involved in research and development and production and pharmaceutics of medicinally important plants.



1. Achillea (Yarrow): Diversity, Trade Potential, and Ethnomedicinal Uses

Mustafa Eray Bozyel, Elif Merdamert Bozyel and Amritesh C. Shukla


2. Acorus calamus L. (Sweet Flag): Bioactive Compounds, Medicinal Properties, and Biological Activity

Sabyasachi Banerjee, Karan Kumar Das, Goutam Pal, and Sankhadip Bose


3. Ocimum Spp. (Basil): An Incredible Plant

Moumita Malakar and Debashis Mandal


4. Dioscorea Spp: Medicinal Plant with Pharmaceutical Uses

Raza Waris, Priyanka Agnihotri, Debashis Mandal and Amritesh C. Shukla


5. Eucalyptus Spp.: A Wonder Tree

Moumita Malakar


6. Commiphora Spp. (Guggul): A Wonder Ayurvedic Drug

Jai Malik and Subash C. Mandal


7. Kaempferia galanga L. (Aromatic Ginger): A High Potential Zingiberaceae Species

Lilly Zeitler


8. Lavandula Spp. (Lavender): A Herb More Than Just a Relaxing Scent

Moumita Malakar



1. Mentha Spp.: A Miraculous Plant with Pharmaceutical Uses

Ankita Maurya, Richa Sharma, Himanshu Yadav, Debashis Mandal, and Amritesh C. Shukla


2. Neem: A Drug Cabinet of Mother Nature

Moumita Malakar and Debashis Mandal


3. Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth.) A Comprehensive Review of Medicinal Aromatic Plant with Industrial Utilization

Sonia Singh, Shilpi Pathak, Nidhi Sharma, and Nitin Agrawal


4. Pippali (Piper longum L.): A Plant with Versatile Pharmaceutical Uses

Richa Sharma, Ankita Maurya, Himanshu Yadav, Amritesh C. Shukla, and Sumpam Tangjang


5. Pomegranate (Punica cranatum): A Medicinal and Commercial Perspective

Shilpavakshasya and Gopal Dixit


6. Rhubarb (Rheum Sp. ): A Rare and Endangered Medicinal Plant of the Himalaya

Meenakshi Thakur


7. Rose (Rosa Sp. ): More Than Beautiful: Exploring the Therapeutic Properties of Rose Species

Naoko Takahashi


8. Safed Musli: A Critical Review on Bioactive Compounds, Medicinal Properties, and Biological Activity

Sabyasachi Banerjee, Utsab Chakraborty, and Sankhadip Bose


9. Bishop’s Weed or Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi Linn.): A Traditional Medicinal Plant with Pharmacological Importance, Ethno-Botanical Uses, and Nutritional Benefits for Quality Life Improvement

Somenath Das


10. Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers: A Review on Medicinal Aromatic Plant with Industrial and Therapeutical Utilization

Sonia Singh, Nitin Agrawal, and Yogesh Murti


11. An Emerging Gift of Nature and Bioprospection Towards the Development of Novel Herbal Formulation, Nutraceuticals, and Cosmetics

Dhrubojyoti Mukherjee, Partha Palit, Shubhadeep Roychoudhury, Shubhajit Halder, and Subhash C. Mandal