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Pharmacognosy. Pharmaceutical substances

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  • St. John's Wort and its Active Principles in Depression and Anxietyby Walter E. Müller

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 219.00

    Hypericum extract preparations are used extensively in many countries to treat mildly to moderately depressed patients. While this was based previously on traditional experience, extensive research over the last 10 years has given a broad preclinical and clinical basis to justify the use of Hypericum as an antidepressant. This book reviews the available... more...

  • Thymeby Elisabeth Stahl-Biskup; Francisco Saez

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    The genus Thymus consists of about 350 species of perennial, aromatic herbs and subshrubs native to Europe and North Africa. Various types of thyme are used all over the globe as condiments, ornamentals and sources of essential oil. Thyme oil (distilled from its leaves) is among the world's top ten essential oils, displaying antibacterial, antimycotic,... more...

  • Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plantsby Victor Kuete

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Toxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants provides a detailed overview of toxicological studies relating to traditionally used medicinal plants in Africa, with special emphasis on the methodologies and tools used for data collection and interpretation. The book considers the physical parameters of these plants and their effect upon various... more...

  • Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sourcesby Corrado Tringali

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 209.95

    Interest in obtaining biologically active compounds from natural sources has recently spiked due to their low toxicity, complete biodegradability, availability from renewable sources, and in most cases, low cost. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources: Isolation, Characterization, and Biological Properties covers... more...

  • CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spicesby James A. Duke

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 188.95

    "Let food be your medicine, medicine your food." -Hippocrates, 2400 B.C. When the "Father of Medicine" uttered those famous words, spices were as important for medicine, embalming, preserving food, and masking bad odors as they were for more mundane culinary matters. Author James A. Duke predicts that spices such as capsicum, cinnamon, garlic, ginger,... more...

  • Lavenderby Maria Lis-Balchin

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Lavandula species are mainly grown for their essential oils, which are used in perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and aromatherapy products, and for their use as ornamental plants and ingredients in numerous cottage industry products. Certain types of lavender oil have also been shown to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The dried flowers... more...

  • Magnoliaby Satyajit D. Sarker; Yuji Maruyama

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    The genus Magnolia consists of several medicinally important species most of which come from Far East Asia. Many species of this genus have traditionally been used in China and Japan to treat various illnesses from simple headaches to complicated cancer, and because of their versatility have more recently been incorporated into commercially successful... more...

  • Shengmai Sanby Robert Kam-Ming Ko

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 145.95

    Traditional Chinese medicine commonly prescribes herbal formulas for the prevention and treatment of diseases. Shengmai San, a famous Chinese medicinal formula that has been used for more than eight hundred years in China, is comprised of Radix Ginseng, Fructus Schisandre and Radix Ophiopogonis. Traditionally, Shengmai San is used for the treatment... more...

  • Oreganoby Spiridon E. Kintzios

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Oregano: The Genera Origanum and Lippia is an updated analysis of the technical knowledge and market information on the world's most commercially valuable spice. The book treats various aspects of practical significance for the crop's industrialization, such as optimizing germplasm selection and utilization, novel cultivation methods and product processing,... more...