This book is intended for students and researchers who are planning the study of phytopharmaceuticals or medicines derived from Ayurveda. It will also be of deep interest to the students of pharmacy, pharmacology, alternative systems of medicine, pharmaceutical medicine and various disciplines of modern medicine who are fascinated and intrigued by Ayurvedic medicines and phytopharmaceuticals. The text is divided into three sections. Section I shares authors' experience in conducting research on Ayurvedic medicine, describes concepts, discusses extraction, isolation and characterization, brings up challenges in formulation development, and analyses the inter-national patent and clinical studies scenario. Section II illustrates methods used, future challenges for infectious diseases, describes cell- based assays, highlights methods and results from screening plants for anti-malarial activity, discusses anti-influenza drugs, and testing of anti-dengue drugs. Section III describes drugs for non-communicable conditions like cardiovascular system, anti-cancer drugs, immunomodulators, drugs and supplements during pregnancy, and nutrients and immunity.
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