Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Medicinal Plants

Sanjeet Kumar

Ambika Prasad Research Foundation

A biologist, educator, founder, and CEO of Ambika Prasad Research Foundation. Dr. Kumar is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation and a member of Orissa Botanical Society. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of taxonomy, diversity, phytochemistry, and antimicrobial activity of medicinal and nutraceutical plants.


Secondary Metabolites Bioactive Compounds Zoonotic Diseases Zoopharmacognosy Ethnobotany Ethnopharmacology Infectious Diseases Immunity Cultivation Formulation Biodiversity Loss Threatened Medicinal Plants

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The pandemic COVID-19 is bringing the attention of the global population to the importance of medicinal plants and traditional therapeutic systems. We have avoided all-natural products throughout life which has resulted in facing different types of biological and geographical problems. The contemporary situation is indicating that we should return to nature and natural products like medicinal plants. Traditional practices are going to become extinct. Therefore, it's our responsibility to restore and document them for future generations. The antimicrobial resistance and side effects of synthetic drugs are also observed globally and their issues have to be reduced as soon as possible. The above-mentioned importance of plants, the status of traditional therapeutic systems, anti-microbial resistance, side effects, and the need to screen new raw materials for formulation explain the need for proper documentation of medicinal plants.

The book entitled "Medicinal Plants" is the need of the hour during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will give a comprehensive overview of medicinal plants from plant defense mechanisms to the conservation of medicinal plants.

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Sanjeet Kumar

Ambika Prasad Research Foundation

Dr. Sanjeet Kumar, DELF, is the founder and CEO of Ambika Prasad Research Foundation, India. His current research is focused on status, taxonomy, diversity, phytochemistry, and antimicrobial activity of medicinal and nutraceutical plants; population analysis and restoration of threatened taxa; wetland ecosystems and their bio-wealth; various management practices in protected areas; and giving training to the researchers, biologists, and academicians on medicinal plants and threatened taxa. He is also Chief Editor, Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. He is documenting the floral and faunal wealth, ecological importance of different landscapes and giving training to undergraduate and postgraduate students in these areas. Dr. Kumar has thirteen years of research experience and published twenty books and 115 research and review articles in journals of national and international repute.

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