The use of medicinal plants in herbal and modern medicine has gained popularity over the last few decades due to consumers taking more natural approaches to medicine. Aquatic medicinal plants are rich in bioactive compounds and demonstrate various commercial, nutraceutical, and biological applications. Aquatic Medicinal Plants offers the reader a wealth of information on uses bioactive components of these plants, along with crucial references, and explains their traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties.


Provides information on aquatic and semiaquatic medicinal plants and their uses globally.

Discusses phytochemical components with the known active constituents and their pharmaceutical applications.

This volume in the Exploring Medicinal Plants series is appropriate for scientists, experts, and consultants associated with the exploration of aquatic medicinal plant usage.  This book is an essential tool for identifying important aquatic medicinal plants and possibilities for the synthesis or preparation of modern drugs.  

Medicinal Importance of Nelumbo nucifera. Traditional Uses, Important Phytochemical, and Therapeutic Profile of Persicaria hydropiper. Ethnobotanical, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacological Activity of Marsilea minuta. Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacological Properties of Hedychium coronarium. Pharmacognostical Phytochemical, and Ethnomedicinal Properties of Enhydra fluctuans. Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological Properties of Acorus calamus. Medicinal properties of Rotula aquatic. Traditional Uses and Pharmacological Profile of Sphaeranthus indicus. Phytochemistry and Medicinal Uses of Pistia stratiotes. Biological Activity and Medicinal Uses of Arundo donax. Sagittaria sagittifolia. Phytochemistry and Pharmaceutical Application of Laurencia obtuse: A Red Seaweed. Phytochemical and Therapeutic Properties of Didemnum genus. Brown Algae (Phaeophyta) Source of Different Phytochemical and their Medicinal Application. Phytochemistry and Bioactivity of Green Algae (Chlorophyta). Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Red Algae (Rhodophyta).