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Title: Research practices in herbal medicinal plant: a case study of podophyllotoxin
Authors: Ram, Shri
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Medicinal Plants are the major source for the treatment of various diseases worldwide. The present interests of the people towards the use of herbal products are increasing. Podophyllotoxin has been used by many countries specially Indian and American natives since long back. Podophyllotoxin has been used as the precursor for the synthesis of anticancer and other therapeutic drugs, pertaining to scientific research in several dimensions. The present study is undertaken to study the use of Podophyllotoxin as Anti-Cancer Research. There are 948 documents retrieved from Institute of Scientific Information (ISI), Web of Science Expanded Portal from the period of 1975-2007. Out of these, 86.6% documents are indexed as journals, remaining are other kinds of documents and more than 96.20% documents are published in English Language. Majority of the research on Podophyllum has been carried out in three major countries of the world, i.e., USA, China and India comprising of about 50% of research. The authorship patterns show that there are 92% and more documents written by two or more than two authors, and Langzhou University of Peoples Republic of China is the highest productive centre on Podophyllotoxin research, and the most frequently cited document got an average citation of 12.06% since its publication.
Page(s): 65-71
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.57(1) [March 2010]

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