This book reviews the chemical and biological properties of Artemisia amygdalina Decne, a critically endangered and endemic plant species in the the high-altitude Kashmir Himalayas, which has a high pharmacological potential. It describes the bioactivity-guided isolation of its chemical compounds, their characterization using spectroscopic methods and the development of a simple and reliable RP-HPLC method for the simultaneous quantification of the isolated constituents. The authors discuss the potential pharmacological activities of A. amygdalina, such as antioxidant, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulatory and antidiabetic effects, and pave the way for future research.
Provides a comprehensive chemical analysis of Artemisia amygdalina and discusses its biological activities
Results of phytochemical analysis, HPLC analysis and biological standardizations are covered
Primary and secondary chemical metabolites of the plant are characterized as well
Introduction.- Phytochemical Screening and HPLC analysis of Artemisia amygdalina.- Volatile composition of Artemisia amygdalina.- Volatile composition of Artemisia amygdalina.- Volatile composition of Artemisia amygdalina.- Phytochemical analysis and chemobiological standardisationn of Artemisia amygdalina.- Biological profile of Artemisia amygdalina.