Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Pharmacognosy

Medicinal Plants

Edited by Shagufta Perveen

King Saud University

Co-editor:

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.

Read more >Order hardcopy
IntechOpen
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

4329 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

chaptersDownloads

Open access peer-reviewed

1. Introductory Chapter: Pharmacognosy

By Shagufta Perveen and Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel

98

Open access peer-reviewed

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

By Maiko Inoue, Shinichiro Hayashi and Lyle E. Craker

654

Open access peer-reviewed

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

253

Open access peer-reviewed

4. Medicinal Plants Used as Galactagogues

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

238

Open access peer-reviewed

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

77

Open access peer-reviewed

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

316

Open access peer-reviewed

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

149
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

Open access peer-reviewed

8. Medicinal Properties of Bamboos

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

236

Open access peer-reviewed

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

488

Open access peer-reviewed

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

142

Open access peer-reviewed

11. Natural Polymers as Potential Antiaging Constituents

By Pranati Srivastava and Syed Abul Kalam

168

Open access peer-reviewed

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

195

Open access peer-reviewed

13. Pharmacognostic Study of a Plant Seed Extract

By Maxwell Osaronowen Egua

168

Open access peer-reviewed

14. Natural Products in Drug Discovery

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

893

Open access peer-reviewed

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

254

Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£170

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax of 5%. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase