Medicinal Plants - Recent Advances in Research and Development

  • Hsin-Sheng Tsay
  • Lie-Fen Shyur
  • Dinesh Chandra Agrawal
  • Yang-Chang Wu
  • Sheng-Yang Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Susan L. Morris-Natschke, Yu Zhao, Katie Musgrove
    Pages 1-35
  3. Madhukar Lohani, Mansi Patel, Mohammed Majrashi, Sneha Joshi, Barbara Kemppainen, Vanisree Mulabagal et al.
    Pages 37-72
  4. Swati Srivastava, Sanchita, Mili Bhargava, Ashok Sharma
    Pages 97-127
  5. Hsiao-Hang Chung, Yi-Chang Sung, Lie-Fen Shyur
    Pages 129-165
  6. Sushim Kumar Gupta, Poonam Sharma, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Hsin-Sheng Tsay
    Pages 215-238
  7. Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Hung-Chi Chang, Chia-Chen Chen, Chao-Lin Kuo, Emily Chin-Fun Chen, Hsin-Sheng Tsay
    Pages 239-256
  8. Uriel Bachrach, Zohara Yaniv
    Pages 309-326
  9. Karuppaiya Palaniyandi, Shenghua Wang, Fang Chen
    Pages 327-362
  10. Amira Mira, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
    Pages 363-371
  11. Esezah Kakudidi, Claude Kirimuhuzya, Godwin Anywar, Esther Katuura, Juliet Kiguli
    Pages 397-418
  12. Pathirage Kamal Perera
    Pages 419-438
  13. Manasi Malgaonkar, Amey Shirolkar, Soma Narasimha Murthy, Sharad Pawar
    Pages 439-468
  14. Dipita Bhakta-Guha, Thomas Efferth
    Pages 469-491

About this book


Since ancient times, plants have been used as a prime natural source of alternative medicines and have played an important role in our lives. The old tradition of medicinal plant application has turned into a highly profitable business in the global market, resulting in the release of a large number of herbal products. People have tried to find different sources of medicines to alleviate pain and cure different illnesses. Due to severe constraints of synthetic drugs and the increasing contraindications of their usage, there is a growing interest world over in the usage of natural products based on medicinal herbs, hence, there is an ever expanding market of herbs and herbal based medicinal preparations all over the world. This has culminated into an exponential increase in number of research groups in different geographical locations and generation of volume of research data in the field in a short span of time.

The path breaking advancement in research methods and interdisciplinary approaches is giving birth to newer perspectives. Therefore, it becomes imperative to keep pace with the advancement in research and development in the field of medicinal herbs.

There are a large number of researchers in different parts of the world working on various aspects of medicinal plants and ‘herbal medicines’. The idea is to bring their recent research work into light in the form of a book.

The proposed book contains chapters by the eminent researchers in different countries and working with different disciplines of medicinal plants. Articles pertain to different disciplines such as:

  1. Resources and conservation of medicinal plants
  2. Biosynthesis and metabolic engineering of medicinal plants
  3. Tissue culture, propagation and bioreactor technology of medicinal plants
  4. Phytochemical research on medicinal plants
  5. Herbal medicines and plant-derived agents in cancer prevention and therapy
  6. Herbal medicines and plant-derived agents in modulation of immune-related disorders
  7. Herbal medicines and hepatotoxicity

The book will prove itself an asset for the researchers, professionals and also students in the area of medicinal plants and mechanism of their action.


Medicinal Plants Phytochemistry Anti-Cancer Drugs Biotechnology Metabolic Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Hsin-Sheng Tsay
    • 1
  • Lie-Fen Shyur
    • 2
  • Dinesh Chandra Agrawal
    • 3
  • Yang-Chang Wu
    • 4
  • Sheng-Yang Wang
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Applied ChemistryChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.Agricultural Biotechnology Research CenterTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Applied ChemistryChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan
  4. 4.School of Pharmacy and Chinese Herbal Medicine Research CenterChina Medical UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  5. 5.College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of ForestryNational Chung Hsing UniversityTaichungTaiwan

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