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Medicinal Plants

Edited by Shagufta Perveen

King Saud University


Areej Al-Taweel

King Saud University

Pharmacognosy is a term derived from the Greek words for drug (pharmakon) and knowledge (gnosis). It is a field of study within Chemistry focused on natural products isolated from different sources and their biological activities. Research on natural products began more than a hundred years ago and has continued up to now with a plethora of research groups discovering new ideas and novel active constituents. This book compiles the latest research in the field and will be of interest to scientists, researchers, and students.

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PharmacognosyMedicinal PlantsEdited by Shagufta Perveen

Published: June 19th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78419

ISBN: 978-1-83880-611-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-610-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-874-7

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

21399 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

30 Web of Science Citations

46 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Pharmacognosy

By Shagufta Perveen and Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel


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2. Role of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Past, Present, and Future

By Maiko Inoue, Shinichiro Hayashi and Lyle E. Craker


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3. Medicinal Plants of the Peruvian Amazon: Bioactive Phytochemicals, Mechanisms of Action, and Biosynthetic Pathways

By Juan Carlos Castro, Joseph Dylan Maddox, Marianela Cobos, Jae Diana Paredes, Anthony Jhoao Fasabi, Gabriel Vargas-Arana, Jorge Luis Marapara, Pedro Marcelino Adrianzen, María Zadith Casuso and Segundo Levi Estela


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4. Medicinal Plants Used as Galactagogues

By Emelia Oppong Bekoe, Cindy Kitcher, Nana Ama Mireku Gyima, Gladys Schwinger and Mark Frempong


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5. Medicinal Plants Used by Indigenous Communities of Oaxaca, Mexico, to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders

By Mónica Lilian Pérez-Ochoa, José Luis Chávez-Servia, Araceli Minerva Vera-Guzmán, Elia Nora Aquino-Bolaños and José Cruz Carrillo-Rodríguez


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6. Anticancer Activity of Uncommon Medicinal Plants from the Republic of Suriname: Traditional Claims, Preclinical Findings, and Potential Clinical Applicability against Cancer

By Dennis R.A. Mans and Euridice R. Irving


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7. Therapeutic Use of Some Romanian Medicinal Plants

By Adina-Elena Segneanu, Claudiu Cepan, Ioan Grozescu, Florentina Cziple, Sorin Olariu, Sonia Ratiu, Viorica Lazar, Sorin Marius Murariu, Silvia Maria Velciov and Teodora Daniela Marti

Corrigendum to: Therapeutic Use of Some Romanian Medicinal Plants

By Adina-Elena Segneanu, Claudiu Cepan, Ioan Grozescu, Florentina Cziple, Sorin Olariu, Sonia Ratiu, Viorica Lazar, Sorin Marius Murariu, Silvia Maria Velciov and Teodora Daniela Marti

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8. Medicinal Properties of Bamboos

By Katarzyna B. Wróblewska, Danielle C.S. de Oliveira, Maria Tereza Grombone-Guaratini and Paulo Roberto H. Moreno


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9. Medicinal Plants for Treatment of Prevalent Diseases

By Susana Oteng Mintah, Tonny Asafo-Agyei, Mary-Ann Archer, Peter Atta-Adjei Junior, Daniel Boamah, Doris Kumadoh, Alfred Appiah, Augustine Ocloo, Yaw Duah Boakye and Christian Agyare


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10. Cytotoxic and Antitumoral Activities of Compounds Isolated from Cucurbitaceae Plants

By Carlos Alberto Méndez-Cuesta, Ana Laura Esquivel Campos, David Salinas Sánchez, Cuauhtemoc Pérez González and Salud Pérez Gutiérrez


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11. Natural Polymers as Potential Antiaging Constituents

By Pranati Srivastava and Syed Abul Kalam


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12. Pharmacology Evaluation of Bioactive Compounds that Regulate Cervical Cancer Cells

By Mauricio Salinas-Santander, Patricia Alvarez-Ortiz, Juan Alberto-Ascacio Valdes, Raul Rodriguez-Herrera, Alejandro Zugasti-Cruz, Ricardo Rangel-Zertuche, Victor de Jesus Suarez Valencia and Antonio Morlett-Chavez


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13. Pharmacognostic Study of a Plant Seed Extract

By Maxwell Osaronowen Egua


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14. Natural Products in Drug Discovery

By Akshada Amit Koparde, Rajendra Chandrashekar Doijad and Chandrakant Shripal Magdum


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15. Pharmacognosy: Importance and Drawbacks

By Fatai Oladunni Balogun, Anofi Omotayo Tom Ashafa, Saheed Sabiu, Abdulwakeel Ayokun-nun Ajao, Chella Palanisamy Perumal, Mutiu Idowu Kazeem and Ahmed Adebowale Adedeji


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