Medicinal Plants of South Asia
Novel Sources for Drug Discovery

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Language: Anglais
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810 p. · 15.2x22.9 cm · Paperback

Natural products are a key element of the drug discovery process, providing vast sources of novel, complex compounds for development into new drugs. At the same time, there is a concerted effort to develop a modern, analytical approach to harnessing traditional medicinal knowledge. Medicinal Plants of South Asia: Novel Sources for Drug Discovery addresses both of these issues and provides a comprehensive review of medicinal plants of this region, highlighting chemical structures of high potential and applying the latest technology to reveal the underlying chemistry and active components of traditionally-used medicinal plants.

Drawing on the wide experience of its expert editors and authors, Medicinal Plants of South Asia is a contemporary guide to sources of novel chemical structures from traditional knowledge, making it a useful resource for medicinal chemists, phytochemists, pharmaceutical scientists and everyone involved in the discovery and development of drugs from natural sources.



  • Provides comprehensive reviews of over 50 medicinal plants and their key properties
  • Examines the background and botany of each source before going on to discuss the underlying phytochemistry and chemical compositions in more detail
  • Links phytochemical properties with pharmacological activities
  • Supports data with extensive chemical structures

1. Botany 2. Post harvest technology 3. Chemistry 3.1 Chemical composition 3.2 Phytochemistry 4. Pharmacological Activity 5. Summary

Medicinal chemists, Phytochemists, Analytical Chemists, Biochemists, Pharmacologists, Botanists, Pharma R&D professionals, Drug discovery students & researchers

Dr Hanif is an Assistant Professor & Group Leader at the Nano and Biomaterials lab within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. His work focuses on natural products and their analysis using advanced analytical chemistry, and he has published over 90 peer reviewed journal articles, 4 books/manuals and several book chapters. In addition, Dr Hanif has supervised over 30 M.Phil students and 1 PhD student.
Dr Nawaz is an Assistant Professor with the Nano and Biomaterials Lab within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. His research focuses on natural products and their analysis using advanced organic chemistry, and he has published over 20 per peer reviewed journal articles and several book chapters.
Muhammad Khan is a Professor of Horticulture in the Department of Crop Science at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. He has over 30 years experience in research science with a particular focus on horticultural and medicinal plants crops. He has published more than 100 research articles, 1 book and many book chapters.
Dr. Byrne is Head of the FOCAS Research Institute at Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland. He has over 30 years experience in research science and has published over 300 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. Byrne has been responsible for over €25 million in funded projects and has supervised over 30 PhD students. His principal research interests are in applications of spectroscopy and the study of molecular and nano-materials, and biospectroscopy for diagnostics, cytological analysis and nano-bio interactions.