ABSTRACT

The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussion on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for the researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy making, etc.

section Section I|200 pages

Ethnopharmacology

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

An Introduction to the Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants

ByShandesh Bhattarai, Christiane Mendes Feitosa, Mahendra Rai

chapter Chapter 2|49 pages

Ethno-Pharmacological Relevance/Features of Some Latin American Wild Medicinal Plants

ByAmner Muñoz-Acevedo, María C. González, Alma Polo-Barrios, Martha Cervantes-Díaz, Ricardo D.D.G. de Alburquerque, Ninoska Flores, Alberto Giménez-Turba, María E. Cazar, Chabaco Armijos, Omar Malagón-Avilés, Feliza Ramón-Farias, Leticia M. Cano-Asseleih, Elsa Rengifo, Gabriel Vargas-Arana

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants Used in Diabetes

ByPatricia Landazuri, Nelsy Loango Chamorro, Beatriz Restrepo Cortes

chapter Chapter 4|21 pages

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants from the Tropical Mountains of Northern Peru

ByFidel A. Torres-Guevara, Mayar L. Ganoza-Yupanqui, Luz A. Suárez-Rebaza, Gonzalo R. Malca-García, Rainer W. Bussmann

chapter Chapter 5|11 pages

Ethnopharmacology of the Genus Pilocarpus

ByRonaldo dos Santos Sousa, Mahendra Rai, Chistiane Mendes Feitosa, Leiz Maria Costa Veras, Pedro Vitor Oliveira S. Furtado

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Antifungal Activity Validation of Wild Plants used in Argentine Ethnomedicine

A Revision of Polygonum
ByNorma Hortensia Álvarez, Laura Noemí Fernandez, Gisela Marisol Seimandi, María Inés Stegmayer, Verónica Eugenia Ruiz, Marcos Gabriel Derita

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Antiprotozoal Effects of Wild Plants

ByMuhammad Subbayyal Akram, Rao Zahid Abbas, José L. Martinez

chapter Chapter 8|36 pages

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Wild Medicinal Plants of Piauí State-Brazil

ByValdiléia Teixeira Uchôa, Mahendra Rai, Gilmânia Francisca Sousa Carvalho, Herbert Gonzaga Sousa, Patrícia e Silva Alves, Renata da Silva Carneiro, Ariane Maria da Silva Santos Nascimento, Felipe Pereira da Silva Santos, Gabriel e Silva Sales

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Eichhornia crassipes: Shedding Light on its Chemical Composition, Biological Activities and Industrial Uses

ByFadia S. Youssef, Noor H. Aysa, Mohamed L. Ashour

section Section II|214 pages

Ethnobotany and Phytotherapy

chapter Chapter 11|16 pages

Cenostigma pyramidale: Ethnomedicinal Properties and Perspectives on A Legume Tree Highly Adapted to Semiarid ‘Caatinga’ Region

ByLivia Maria Batista Vilela, Carlos André dos Santos-Silva, Ricardo Salas Roldan Filho, Silvany de Sousa Araújo, José Ribamar Costa Ferreira-Neto, Wilson Dias de Oliveira, Lidiane Lindinalva Barbosa Amorim, Valesca Pandolfi, Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon

chapter Chapter 12|12 pages

Traditional Uses, Phytochemicals and Pharmacological Properties of Chenopodium ambrosioides L. (Dysphania ambrosioides) L. Mosyakin & Clemants

BySabrina Baleixo da Silva, Jhonatas Rodrigues Barbosa, Luiza Helena da Silva Martins, Mahendra Rai, Alessandra Santos Lopes

chapter Chapter 13|55 pages

Apiaceae Plants Growing in the East

Centuries of Healing Traditions and Culture
BySherweit El-Ahmady, Nehal Ibrahim, Nermeen Farag, Sara Gabr

chapter Chapter 14|16 pages

Ritualistic and Medicinal Plants from Marajó-PA Island

ByPaulo Wender Portal Gomes, Luiza Helena da Silva Martins, Paulo Weslem Portal Gomes, Emilli Roberta Sousa Pereira, Abraão de Jesus Barbosa Muribeca, Andrea Komesu, Mahendra Rai

chapter Chapter 15|26 pages

Ameliorating Insulin Signalling Pathway by Phytotherapy

ByDeegendra Khadka

chapter Chapter 16|15 pages

Croton zehntneri: Essential Oils and Inclusion Complex

ByLorenna Fonseca, Mahendra Rai, Sidney Gonçalo de Lima

chapter Chapter 17|26 pages

Emerging Medicinal Values of Kiwifruit (Actinidia Lindl.)

ByMira Dhakal, Shandesh Bhattarai

chapter Chapter 18|31 pages

Rhubarb

The King of Herbs with Diverse Bioactivities
ByGan B. Bajracharya, Richa K. Gupta