Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy, International Edition(Paperback)

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About the Book :'Trease and Evans' is an encyclopedic reference work on pharmacognosy - the study of those natural substances, principally plants that find a use in medicine. Its popularity and longevity stem from the book's balance between classical (crude and powdered drugs' characterization and examination) and modern (phytochemistry and pharmacology) aspects of this branch of science, as well as the editor's recognition in recent years of the growing importance of complementary medicines, including herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy.Contents :Part 1: IntroductionPlants in medicine: the origins of pharmacognosyThe scope and practice of pharmacognosyPlant nomenclature and taxonomyPart 2: The plant and animal kingdoms as sources of drugsBiological and geographical sources of drugsA taxonomic approach to the study of medicinal plants and animal-derived drugsPharmacological activities of natural productsSynergy and other interactions in phytomedicinesTraditional plant medicines as a source of new drugsDiscovering new lead compounds in pharmaceutical research and developmentPart 3: Principles related to the commercial production, quality and standardization of natural productsCommerce in crude drugsProduction of crude drugsPlant growth regulatorsPlant cell and tissue culture; biological conversions; clonal propagationPhytochemical variation within a speciesDeterioration of stored drugsQuality controlPart 4: PhytochemistryGeneral methods associated with the phytochemical investigation of herbal productsBasic metabolic pathways and the origin of secondary metabolitesPart 5: Pharmacopoeial and related drugs of biological originIntroductionHydrocarbons and derivativesCarbohydratesPhenols and phenolic glycosidesVolatile oils and resinsSaponins, cardioactive drugs and other steroidsMiscellaneous isoprenoidsCyanogenetic glycosides, glucoinolate compounds and miscellaneous glycosidesAlkaloidsThe search for naturally-derived anticancer agentsAntiprotozoal natural productsAn overview of drugs with antihepatotoxic and oral hypoglycaemic activitiesAntibacterial and antiviral drugsVitamins and hormonesThe plant nutraceuticalsColouring and flavouring agentsMiscellaneous productsPart 6: Plants in complementary and traditional systems of medicineIntroductionHerbal medicine in Britain and Europe: regulation and practiceAsian medicineChinese herbs in the WestPlants in African traditional medicine - some perspectivesPart 7: Nonmedicinal toxic plants and pesticidesHallucinogenic, allergenic, teratogenic and other toxic plantsPesticides of natural originsPart 8: Morphological and microscopical examination of drugsPlant description, morphology and anatomyCell differentiation and ergastic cell contentsTechniques in microscopyIndexAbout the Author :Evans


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