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Biotechnological Applications of Biodiversity

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Attention for Chapter 273: Medicinal Plants, Human Health and Biodiversity: A Broad Review.
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Chapter title
Medicinal Plants, Human Health and Biodiversity: A Broad Review.
Chapter number 273
Book title
Biotechnological Applications of Biodiversity
Published in
Advances in biochemical engineering biotechnology, July 2014
DOI 10.1007/10_2014_273
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-66-245096-3, 978-3-66-245097-0

Tuhinadri Sen, Samir Kumar Samanta, Sen, Tuhinadri, Samanta, Samir Kumar


: Biodiversity contributes significantly towards human livelihood and development and thus plays a predominant role in the well being of the global population. According to WHO reports, around 80 % of the global population still relies on botanical drugs; today several medicines owe their origin to medicinal plants. Natural substances have long served as sources of therapeutic drugs, where drugs including digitalis (from foxglove), ergotamine (from contaminated rye), quinine (from cinchona), and salicylates (willow bark) can be cited as some classical examples.Drug discovery from natural sources involve a multifaceted approach combining botanical, phytochemical, biological, and molecular techniques. Accordingly, medicinal-plant-based drug discovery still remains an important area, hitherto unexplored, where a systematic search may definitely provide important leads against various pharmacological targets.Ironically, the potential benefits of plant-based medicines have led to unscientific exploitation of the natural resources, a phenomenon that is being observed globally. This decline in biodiversity is largely the result of the rise in the global population, rapid and sometimes unplanned industrialization, indiscriminate deforestation, overexploitation of natural resources, pollution, and finally global climate change.Therefore, it is of utmost importance that plant biodiversity be preserved, to provide future structural diversity and lead compounds for the sustainable development of human civilization at large. This becomes even more important for developing nations, where well-planned bioprospecting coupled with nondestructive commercialization could help in the conservation of biodiversity, ultimately benefiting mankind in the long run.Based on these findings, the present review is an attempt to update our knowledge about the diverse therapeutic application of different plant products against various pharmacological targets including cancer, human brain, cardiovascular function, microbial infection, inflammation, pain, and many more.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 319 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 54 17%
Student > Master 34 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 10%
Researcher 21 7%
Student > Postgraduate 18 6%
Other 54 17%
Unknown 108 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 36 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 7%
Environmental Science 9 3%
Other 49 15%
Unknown 130 40%

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