At present, a multifaceted in drug discovery from medicinal plants continues to unravel novel and important cues against various pharmacological targets including cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, malaria, and inflammation. Several plant-based natural product drugs have found their way into the commercial medicines as dietary supplements or as chemo-preventive agents while others are currently under clinical trials. This book gives an insight into the novel approach of integrated drug discovery, where traditional wisdom and traditional documented use can synergize with drug discovery from plant sources.
Contents: 1. Human Plant Relations and Future Drug Discovery – An Overview 2. High Value Medicinal Flora Growing in High Altitude Mountains of District Doda in Jammu and Kashmir Himalaya 3. Current Status of Ethno-botanical Knowledge of Indigenous People of Sikkim Himalaya 4. Ethnobotany of Asteraceae of District Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India 5 Ethnobotanical and Pharmacological Potential of Yams Used for Phytopharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Development 6. Ethnobiology, Ethnopharmacology and Nutritional Aspects of Crocus sativus L. 7. Contribution of Wild Medicinal Plants in Drug Discovery: Selected Eleven Highly Value Medicinal Species and their Associated Cultivation Practices and Pharmacological Actions 8. Ethnobotanical Studies and Future Prospects of Lesser Investigated Taxa of Tribe Mentheae (Nepetoideae: Lamiaceae) from Jammu and Udhampur Districts of North-West Himalaya 9. Folklore Knowledge of People on Medicinal Plants Growing in Bani Valley of District Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir 10. Chlorophytum borivilianum Santapau & R.R. Fern in Traditional and Modern Medicine 11. Magico-religious Herbal Mythology – Linking Plant Wealth to the Civilization from Shivaliks to Greater Himalaya in Jammu 12. Ethnomedicinal Plants and their Role in Traditional Healthcare System of Local Populace of District Poonch, Jammu & Kashmir 13. Domestication, Genetic Diversity and Therapeutic Properties of Pomegranate 14. Plants of Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary Used in Local Cure of Common Diseases as Herbal Medicine 15. Genus Artemisia – Mighty Yet Heroical Curative Herbs 16. Ethnotoxic Plants of District Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India 17. Plants vis-a-vis Traditional Healthcare Perspectives of Gujjar and Bakerwal Tribes of Poonch District 18. An Update on Recent Advances in Malaria Chemotherapy