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Title Medicinal plants of the Asteraceae family : traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities / Hari Prasad Devkota, Tariq Aftab, editors
Published Singapore : Springer, [2022]
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Contents Chapter 1. An overview of medicinal plants of the Asteraceae family and their impact on human health -- Chapter 2. Artemisia annua L.: Traditional uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacological activities -- Chapter 3. Artemisia indica Wild.: Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, pharmacological attributes and safety profile -- Chapter 4. Arnica montana L.: Traditional uses, bioactive chemical constituents, and pharmacological activities -- Chapter 5. Aster tataricus L.f.: Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities -- Chapter 6.Atractylodes lancea (Thunb.) DC.: Ethnobotany, phytochemistry, pharmacological attributes and safety profile -- Chapter 7. Carthamus tinctorius L.: Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities -- Chapter 8.Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.: A Medicinal Plant with Diverse Traditional Uses, Bioactive Constituents, and Pharmacological Activities -- Chapter 9.Crassocephalumcrepidioides(Benth.) S.Moore: Traditional uses, chemical constituents and biological activities -- Chapter 10. Dolomiaea costus(Falc.) Kasana & A. K. Pandey: Ethnomedicinal uses, bioactive chemical constituents and Pharmacological activities -- Chapter 11.Ecliptaprostata (L.) L.: Traditional use, phytochemistry and pharmacology -- Chapter 12. Helianthus annuus L.: Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities -- Chapter 13. Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.: Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities
Summary This book highlights 12 major plants in the Asteraceae family from the aspects of traditional uses as food and medicine, phytochemistry, and pharmacological activities. Asteraceae is one of the largest family of flowering plants comprising over 1,600 plant genera and 32,000 plant species. Plants belonging to this family have a long history of being used as medicinal plants for the treatment of various diseases. Many of them are also used in the preparation of foods, beverages, and also used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. In addition, plants such as Artemisia annua have played an important role in the discovery of novel drugs. The book summarizes the traditional uses of the plants in the family Asteraceae and their scientific validation, which helps readers understand their relation and impact on human health. It also explains the Phytochemistry of the species and presents the pharmacological activities and mechanisms in detail. Understanding current scientific knowledge will help in the commercialization of products based on these plants and also helps to find the research gaps that should be fulfilled in the future for their optimal use. It also helps in increasing the awareness of the plant species related to conservation, cultivation, and sustainable utilization. This edited volume comprises chapters contributed by experts from around the world.
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed December 30, 2022)
Subject Materia medica, Vegetable.
Medicinal plants.
Compositae.
Phytotherapy
Plants, Medicinal
Asteraceae
Compositae
Materia medica, Vegetable
Medicinal plants
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Devkota, Hari Prasad, editor
Aftab, Tariq, editor.
ISBN 9789811960802
9811960801