Pharmacology of Bombax ceiba Linn. by Vartika JainPharmacology of Bombax ceiba Linn. by Vartika Jain

Pharmacology of Bombax ceiba Linn.

byVartika Jain

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This work is the first monograph devoted solely to Bombax ceiba, popularly known as the Red Silk Cotton Tree. Consisting of seven chapters, it covers all relevant aspects of this plant, from its historical and spiritual importance, to its botanical characterization, pharmacognostical details and ethnobiological uses, to its scientific validation in various animal and human studies. Each part of the tree is of medicinal value and possesses many novel chemical constituents such as shamimicin, bombasin, bombamalone, bombamaloside etc. along with other bioactive secondary metabolites. The book presents the chemical structures of the most important constituents and highlights various pharmacological activities, predominantly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, hepatoprotective and fibrinolytic, which may prove to be a source for the development of a novel phyto-pharmaceutical agent to treat diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In addition, separate chapters deal with the commercial and ecological significance of B. ceiba, as well as a case study on its conservation. Numerous color illustrations are included to identify the plant and to justify its nickname, the "Little Bird's Cafeteria".
Title:Pharmacology of Bombax ceiba Linn.Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pagesPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642279031

ISBN - 13:9783642279034

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Table of Contents

1.     Introduction1.1  Distribution1.2  Botanical characterization and pharmacognostic details1.3  Importance in traditional medicine systems2.     Ethno-biology2.1.  Introduction2.2.  Medicinal uses2.3.  Socio-cultural importance2.4.  Magico-religious beliefs2.5.  Ethno-conservation3.     Phytochemical studies3.1.  Introduction3.2.  Root3.3.  Stem-bark3.4.  Leaf3.5.  Flower3.6.  Seed3.7.  Gum4.     Pharmacological investigations and toxicity studies4.1.  Introduction 4.2.  Antioxidant activity4.3.  Antimicrobial activity4.4.  Anthelmintic activity4.5.  Larvicidal acitivity4.6.  Anti-inflammatory activity4.7.  Analgesic effect4.8.  Anti-pyretic activity4.9.  Anti-angiogenic and anti-mutagenic activities4.10.                Hepatoprotective activity 4.11.                Hypotensive activity4.12.                Hypoglycemic activity4.13.                Fibrinolysis enhancing activity4.14.                Androgenic and anabolic activity 4.15.                Other biological activities4.16.                Toxicity studies4.17.                Conclusion5.     Commercial importance5.1 Introduction5.2 Floss5.3 Wood 5.4 Oil6.     Ecological importance and need of conservation6.1.  Bombax ceiba - a multipurpose tree species 6.2.  The need of conservation6.2.1       Case study6.2.2       Conservation efforts6.2.3       Awareness campaign6.2.4       In situ conservation6.2.5       Ex situ conservation6.2.6       Conclusion7.     Future researchIndex