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Parimelazhgan Thangaraj
Parimelazhgan Thangaraj: is Associate Professor in the Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. He has worked as Scientist in DRDO, Govt. of India.

About The Book

The objectives of the book is to highlight the relevance of traditional medicine and way towards ethnopharmacology, to share research achievements and innovations in herbal science, to evaluate and review opportunities for advancing herbal drug research in the region, to provide a platform to map an agenda for the development of phytomedicine, to address issues concerning conservation of medicinal plants. The book has been compiled with 30 articles based on the original research work by eminent academicians and scientists of the country on different areas of phytomedicine. Recent trends and techniques involved from the search, documentation, processing, sustainable utilization and conservation of medicinal plants are the highlights of this book. It will provide a unique opportunity to boost up the knowledge in various aspects of medicinal plant research.

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  2. Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial Properties of Aegle marmelos Against Clinically Significant Pathogens


    Baskar R., Abirami M. and Umamaheswari K.
    1 - 8 (8 Pages)
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  3. Screening of Gloriosa superba Ecotypes Against leaf Blight Disease


    B. Meena, K. Kannan, S.A. Ramyabharathi and R.M. Vijayakumar
    9 - 12 (4 Pages)
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  4. Medicinal Plants Sold in the Velliangiri Hills, the Southern Western Ghats of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu


    Aravindhan V., Mahendran G. and Rajendran A.
    13 - 22 (10 Pages)
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  5. Evaluation of Antibacterial Potential of Phyllanthus emblica L. Against Some Selected Fish Pathogens


    Renisheya Joy Jeba Malar T., Johnson M., Arul Starlin I. and Revathy I.
    23 - 28 (6 Pages)
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  6. Bioactive Antimalarial Agents from Plants


    Francis Stanly Pradeep, Vijayakumar Usha Rani and Bhathini Vaikuntavasan Pradeep
    29 - 42 (14 Pages)
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  7. Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity of Phyllanthus reticulatus Poir


    Renisheya Joy Jeba Malar, T. Johnson, M., Siva Raman, A.and Arul Starlin, I.
    43 - 48 (6 Pages)
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  8. Antimicrobial Activity and Phytochemical Screening of Smilax china and Anacyclus pyrethrum


    R. Beena, D. Brindha and V.N. Satakopan
    49 - 58 (10 Pages)
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  9. Evaluation of Antioxidant and in vitro free Radical Scavenging Activity of Terminalia Bellirica


    Mary Shoba Das, C. Manila, T.N. and Gayathri Devi, S.
    59 - 78 (20 Pages)
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  10. Phytochemical and Antibacterial Activity of the Green Seaweed Caulerpa scalpelliformis (R. Br.)Weber-Van Bosse


    Babu, A., Patric Raja D. and Johnson M.
    79 - 84 (6 Pages)
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    Paliyar Folklore Health Remedial Practices in Sirumalai Hills,Tamil Nadu, India


    Ramesh Kannan N., Harikrishnan K., Vijayalatha K.R. and Natarajan E.
    85 - 96 (12 Pages)
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    in vitro Conservation Technique Through Indirect Somatic Embryogenesis from Seeds of Atalantia monophylla (L.) DC.


    Arun, K. Das and P.S. Swamy
    97 - 102 (6 Pages)
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    Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Analysis of Solanum anguivi Lam. and Solanum torvum Sw.


    Janakiraman, N. and Johnson, M.
    103 - 112 (10 Pages)
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    Antioxidant Activity of Ophiorrhiza pectinata Arn. (Rubiaceae)


    G. M. Lekshmi and A. Gangaprasad
    113 - 118 (6 Pages)
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    Antibacterial Activity of Clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum L.)


    Meera Nandhini, E.Aruna Sharmili, Ranjitha, P. and Umamaheswari, K.
    119 - 124 (6 Pages)
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    Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Red Purple Fruit of Cocculus hirsutus Linn.


    Rakkimuthu, R. and Aravinthan, K.M.
    125 - 130 (6 Pages)
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    Biological Potency of Medicinal Plant Extracts on Life Stages of Spodoptera litura (Fab.) (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)


    Mariappan Suganthy, Sentrayaperumal Sundareswaran, Periyaswamy Sakthivel and Lakshmanan Nalina
    131 - 136 (6 Pages)
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    Evaluation of Antifungal Activity of Kedrostis rostrata Cogn. Against Keratinophilic Fungi


    Logaprabha, V. and Tamil Selvi, K.S.
    137 - 140 (4 Pages)
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    Wound Healing Chasmophytes of Velliangiri Hills, Southern Western Ghats of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India


    Binu Thomas, Rajendran, A. and Aravindhan, V.
    141 - 148 (8 Pages)
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    Anti-inflammatory Activity of Vitex negundo L. var. purpurascens Sivar. and Mold. leaves Against Carrageenan Induced Oedema on Rats


    M. Ramesh and A. Mahalakshmipriya
    149 - 154 (6 Pages)
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    Phytochemical Analysis and Antibacterial Activity of Piper nigrum Against Food Poisoning Bacteria


    R. Gnanasekar, V. Sornajana and K. Umamaheswari
    155 - 160 (6 Pages)
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    Evaluation of Anti-diabetic Potential of Phyllanthus emblica L.


    Renisheya Joy Jeba Malar, T. Kalaiarasi V. and Johnson M.
    161 - 166 (6 Pages)
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    Nutraceutical and Phytotherapeutical Properties of Buckwheat: A Review Update


    Thankarajan Sajeesh and Thangaraj Parimelazhagan
    167 - 186 (20 Pages)
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    Quality Control by Avoiding Excess Nutrient Leaching


    G. Vanitha, Mrinalini J. Singh and S. Padmavathy
    187 - 192 (6 Pages)
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    Phytochemical Screening and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Selected Medicinal Plants


    Gomathi, R. and Usha, K.
    193 - 202 (10 Pages)
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    Studies on the Rare Medicinal Plants of Karaikal District, U.T of Puducherry


    Kathirvelu Sambandan and Narayanasamy Dhatchanamoorthy
    203 - 212 (10 Pages)
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    Assessment of Humoral Immune Response in Rabbits Fed with C. occidentalis


    V. Ranganathan and S. Selvasubramanian
    213 - 218 (6 Pages)
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    Pharmacognostic and Physico-chemical Standardization of Pyrus malus Linn.


    P. Padma Rao, P. Subramanian, P. Sudhakar, T. Sheshashena Reddy and P.R. Reddy
    219 - 230 (12 Pages)
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    Studies on the Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Activity of Selected Seaweeds Macro Algae in Thondi Coast


    M. Dhinakarraj, S. Ravikumar, M. Anand and M. Babuselvam
    231 - 242 (12 Pages)
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    Phytochemical Screening from the Leaf Extracts of Medicinal Plants of Western Ghats, the Nilgiris


    S. Padmavathy and V. Mekala
    243 - 248 (6 Pages)
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    Screening of Common Leafy Vegetables of Tamil Nadu for their Nutraceutical and Antioxidant Properties


    Shanmugaraj Bala Murugan, Ramamoorthy Deepika, Aziz Reshma and Ramalingam Sathishkumar
    249 - 256 (8 Pages)
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