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Biotechnology of Medicinal Plants with Antiallergy Properties Research Trends and Prospects

Biotechnology of Medicinal Plants with Antiallergy Properties [electronic resource] : Research Trends and Prospects / edited by Saikat Gantait, Jayoti Majumder, Amit Baran Sharangi.
1st ed. 2024.
Singapore : Springer Nature Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2024.
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1 online resource (XXII, 672 p.) 99 illus., 86 illus. in color.
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This book comprehensively covers critically investigated information on medicinal plants prioritized for their anti-allergy properties. It offers insights into strategies related to the distribution, mechanism of action, and assessment of antiallergic medicinal plants, and also delves into crucial aspects of modern biotechnological tools, addressing their implementation challenges, presenting innovative approaches through case studies, and exploring opportunities for nanotechnologies. These elaborated discussions aim to raise awareness and bridge the gap between human health and the biodiversity of antiallergic medicinal plants. As the book navigates the uncertainties of plant-based medicines in the post-COVID-19 era, it provides real-world applications showcasing the specific utility of medicinal plants through advanced biotechnological insights. This book covers several medicinal plants associated with antiallergy, exploring their modes of action, available secondary metabolites, and estimation methods. It also emphasizes all modern biotechnological interventions aimed at propagating, multiplying, and conserving this unique treasure trove of medicinal plants. The World Health Organization estimated that 80% of the populations of developing countries rely on traditional medicines, mostly plant drugs, for their primary health care needs. Increasing demand in both developing and developed countries resulted in the expanding trade of medicinal plants and has serious implications for the survival of several plant species, with many under threat of becoming extinct. This book describes various approaches to conserving these genetic resources. It discusses the whole spectrum of biotechnological tools from micro-propagation for large-scale multiplication and cell-culture techniques to the biosynthesis and enhancement of pharmaceutical compounds in plants. It also discusses the genetic transformation as well as short- to long-term conservation of plant genetic resources via synthetic seed production and cryopreservation, respectively. This reference book is useful for researchers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, medicinal chemists, biochemists, botanists, molecular biologists, academicians, students as well as allergic patients, traditional medicine practitioners, scientists in medicinal and aromatic plants, and other traditional medical practitioners.
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Chapter 1. Investigating the use of biotechnologically enhanced medicinal plants in allergy treatment
Chapter 2. Medicinal plants, secondary metabolites, and their antiallergic activities
Chapter 3. Exploring nature's pharmacy: indigenous plants of southern Africa with antiallergic properties and their mechanism of action
Chapter 4. Antiallergic implications of curcumin during COVID-19: current status and perspectives
Chapter 5. Plant-derived antiallergic active ingredients for food allergies
Chapter 6. Recent advances in saffron (Crocus sativus L.) micropropagation: a potential plant species with antiallergic properties
Chapter 7. Antihistaminic activity of shikonin from biotechnologically-grown Echium italicum L
Chapter 8. The anthelmintic impact of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis leaves-an antiallergic plant on Caenorhabditis elegans
Chapter 9.Facile green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Passiflora edulis and its efficacy against the breast cancer cell line
Chapter 10.Effect of sodium nitroprusside on morphogenesis, and genetic attributes of in vitro raised plantlets of Curcuma longa var. Lakadong
Chapter 11 - The power of Citrus: antiallergic activity and in vitro propagation techniques
Chapter 12 - Recent advances in micropropagation of Phoenix dactylifera: a plant with anti-allergic properties
Chapter 13 - Cell suspension culture-mediated secondary metabolites production from medicinal plants with antiallergy properties
Chapter 14 - In vitro plant regeneration of Agapanthus praecox alternatives to silver nanoparticles production and synthesis of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles
Chapter 15 - Current elicitation strategies for improving secondary metabolites in medicinal plants with antiallergy properties
Chapter 16 - Antiallergic metabolite production from plants via biotechnological approaches
Chapter 17 - Improvement of the antiallergic plants via whole genome duplication
Chapter 18 - Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated genetic transformation: a potential approach to enhance the antiallergic potential of medicinal plants by endorsing the production of responsible phytochemicals, - Chapter 19 - Production, storage and regeneration of synthetic seeds from selected medicinal plants with antiallergic property
Chapter 20 - Progress and prospect in ex situ conservation of Zingiberaceae harbouring antiallergic compounds
Chapter 21 - Cryoconservation of antiallergic medicinal plants: techniques and applications
Chapter 22 - In vitro approaches for conservation of medicinal plants with antiallergic properties.

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