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Traditional systems of medicine are fast emerging as viable alternatives to modern medical science. Further, in recent years the emphasis on botanicals as source for drug discovery and development has been realized globally. Added to this, the safer profile of herbal drugs combined with their low costs make them ideal targets for newer drugs. As in the modern system of medicine, viz. allopathy, herbal drugs form an inseparable part of the management of various disorders. The concept of scientific validation of the basis of traditional uses of herbal medicines has given birth to a new concept of reverse pharmacology, and interactions between traditional and modern systems of medicine are being increasingly encouraged. Recent Advances in Herbal Drug Research and Therapy showcases some of these crucial and emerging issues relating to herbal drugs. This compilation is a judicious combination of research and conventional aspects on the subject of herbal drugs, their pharmacology and therapeutic applications. Some very relevant general and systemic pharmacological as well as toxicological aspects have been highlighted by some of the leading experts in this field. The book will be of interest to students, scientists, teachers and other health professionals in the area of pharmacology, toxicology and allied health sciences.
1. Quality Control and Standardisation of Single and Poly Herbal Drugs: Challenges and Opportunities 2. Ethical Guidelines for Herbal Drugs in India 3. Meandering Safety of Natural Health Products 4. Herbal Drug Research and Therapy—Industry Experience 5. Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Remedies 6. Evidence Based Medicine—A Clinical Experience on Ayurveda Medicine 7. Herb-drug Interactions: A Matter of Great Concern 8. Herbogenomics: A New Discipline of Herbal Drug Therapy 9. Biology of Cardiovascular Disease and Herbal Medicines 10. Ocimum sanctum: Its Role in Cardioprotection in Psychological Stress 11. Resurgence of Herbals for the Treatment of Hypertension 12. Advancements in the New Anti-thrombotic Drug Development 13. Indigenous Knowledge of Medicinal Plant to New Approach for Drug Development: Revisited 14. Role of Ayurveda in Respiratory Disorders 15. Cough: Pharmacological Approaches to a Physiological Response 16. Newer Insights into the Mechanisms of Action of some Herbal Adaptogens 17. From Ginkgo biloba to a Neuro-Protective and Psycho-active Drug Lead NV-31 18. Liver Disorders and Herbal Drug Development 19. Evaluating the Therapeutic Potential of Natural Products as New Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease 20. From Concept to Reality in Herbal Medicine: Zingiber officinale as Potential Antidiabetic Herbal Drug with Specific 5-Hydroxytryptamine Receptors as the Target 21. Exploring Plant Materials for Anti-inflammatory and Anti-Leukemic Potential 22. Studies on Anti-Tumor Potential of Tea (Camellia sinensis) Polyphenols 23. Modulation of Radiation Inflicted Tissue Injuries in Swiss Albino Mice by a Semipurified Fraction Prepared from High Altitude Plant Podophyllum Hexandrum 24. Terpenes: Penetration Enhancers for Transdermal Drug Delivery 25. Arsenic Toxicity: Biochemical Effects, Mechanism of Action and Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment by Chelating Agents and Herbal Extracts 26. Potential Therapeutic Entities from Plants for Various Ocular Disorders Index
Arunabha Ray :- Arunabha Ray Kavita GulatiDepartment of PharmacologyVallabhbhai Patel chest InstituteUniversity of DelhiKavita Gulati :- Kavita GulatiDepartment of PharmacologyVallabhbhai Patel chest InstituteUniversity of Delhi