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Pharmacognosy. Pharmaceutical substances

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  • Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Editionby Maurice M. Iwu

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 149.95

    With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural... more...

  • Chamomileby Moumita Das

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 129.95

    In use as a medicinal plant since time immemorial in Europe and the Middle East, chamomile is gaining popularity in the Americas, Australia, and Asia. The spectrum of disease conditions in which it is used in traditional medicine systems is, quite simply, mind boggling. There is, without a doubt, a growing demand for this plant and therefore a growing... more...

  • Discovery of Novel Natural Products with Therapeutic Potentialby Vincent P. Gullo

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Although science has discovered effective drugs for many of the diseases that afflict mankind, many human health problems remain untreatable. The search for novel therapeutic agents is always ongoing. This book will describe some of the diverse sources of natural products, such as terrestrial and marine environments; and will review how research... 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...

  • Health and Healing from the Medieval Gardenby Peter Dendle; Alain Touwaide

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2008; US$ 29.99

    The important and ever-shifting role of medicinal plants in medieval science, art, culture, and thought, both in the Latin Western medical tradition and in Byzantine and medieval Arabic medicine, is the focus of this new collection. Following a general introduction and a background chapter on Late Antique and medieval theories of wellness and therapy,... more...

  • Plant-derived Pharmaceuticalsby K. L. Hefferon

    CABI 2014; US$ 145.00

    Describing recent developments in the engineering and generation of plants as production platforms for biopharmaceuticals, this book includes both vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. It has a particular emphasis on targeting diseases which predominate in less developed countries, encompassing the current state of technologies and describing expression... 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...

  • Connecting Indian Wisdom and Western Scienceby Luisella Verotta; Maria Pia Macchi; Padma Venkatasubramanian

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 99.95

    A truly integrated collection of research, Connecting Indian Wisdom and Western Science: Plant Usage for Nutrition and Health compares Ayurvedic and Western conceptions of wellness, healthy lifestyle, and diet. Examining the phyto-pharmacological, phytochemical, clinical, ethnobotanical, sociocultural, and biomedical approaches to plant- and herb-based... 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...

  • 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...