This volume provides a contemporary overview of new strategies for traditional medicine development. It emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information, determining the active principles, and examining the genetic diversity and range of actions of traditional medicines. It discusses the challenges of using traditional medicines for

chapter 1|45 pages

New Strategies for Traditional Medicine

ByGeoffrey A. Cordell

chapter 2|22 pages

Developing Better Herbal Medicines in the Post-Genomic Era

ByAndrea Furtado Macedo, Luciana Furtado Macedo

chapter 3|16 pages

Revitalization of the Knowledge of Herbs: A Way Forward to Discovery of New Drugs

ByDhanashri Hardas, José Luis Ríos, Mahendra Rai

chapter 4|22 pages

Ethnobotanical Uses of the Native Flora from Brazilian North-Eastern Region

ByAna Maria Benko-Iseppon,* Diego Sotero de Barros Pinangé, Susane Cavalcanti Chang and Wilfried Morawetz

chapter 5|36 pages

Diversity and Uses of the Genus Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in Northeastern Brazil

ByMarccus Alves,Maria de Fátima L. Araújo, Cássia L.S. Gusmão, Amaro de Castro Lira Neto, Reginaldo de Carvalho and

chapter 7|30 pages

Advances in the Knowledge of Medicinal Plants in Eastern Andalusia, Spain

ByGuillermo Benítez,* María Reyes González-Tejero and Joaquín Molero-Mesa

chapter 8|32 pages

Tropical Propolis: Recent Advances in Chemical Components and Botanical Origin

Osmany Cuesta-Rubio, Anna Lisa Piccinelli
ByLuca Rastrelli

chapter 9|50 pages

Anti-Malarial Plants Used in Folk Medicine in Bangladesh

Mohammed Rahmatullah,* Taufi q Rahman
ByRownak Jahan

chapter 10|19 pages

Usnea sulcata Motyka: An Ethnomycological Review of its Use in Traditional Medicine

ByMariela Alejandra Marinoff, José Luis Martínez

chapter 11|24 pages

Sirukurinjan—An Ancient Remedy for a Modern Incurable Disease, Diabetes

ByS. Raguapthy, M.K. Choudhury, C.B. Nirmala, T. Sampath and S.G. Newmaster*

chapter 12|21 pages

Herbal Drugs Used for Domestic Animals

ByLorella Severino, Letizia Ambrosio

chapter 13|57 pages

Endophytes from Medicinal Plants as Novel Sources of Bioactive Compounds

ByBita Zaferanloo, Peter J. Mahon, Enzo A. Palombo

chapter 14|60 pages

Advances in Medicinal Plants with Antitumoral Activity

ByMaría Pilar Gómez-Serranillos Cuadrado, María Teresa Ortega Hernández-Agero, Olga María Palomino Ruiz-Poveda and María Emilia Carretero Accame

chapter 15|23 pages

Medicinal Plants: How are they Used to Treat Neurological

ByFabiola Domínguez, Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Ma. Eva González-Trujano, Adrián Martínez-Cervantes,

chapter 16|31 pages

Infl ammatory Diseases: Mechanisms and Natural Remedies

ByRabih S. Talhouk,* Ralph Salloum and Fadia R. Homaidan*

chapter 17|44 pages

Recent Advances to Evaluate Anti-Diabetic Medicinal Plants

ByMahomoodally Mohamad Fawzi

chapter 18|29 pages

Botanical Origin and Biological Activity of Propolis

ByRamón Enrique Robles-Zepeda,* Javier Hernández Martínez, Adriana Garibay Escobar, Dora Edith Valencia Rivera and Carlos Arturo Velázquez Contreras*

chapter 19|23 pages

Bioactivity of Plant Essential Oils

ByTalal A. Zari

chapter 21|28 pages

Strategies of Solvent System Selection for the Isolation of Natural Products by Countercurrent Chromatography

ByGilda Guimarães Leitão,* Fernanda das Neves