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Medicinal plants : biodiversity and drugs

Author: Mahendra Rai; et al
Publisher: St. Helier, Jersey, British Channel Islands ; Enfield, NH : Science Publishers, 2012.
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This volume provides a contemporary overview of new strategies for traditional medicine development, of the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information, of determining the active principles, and of examining the genetic diversity and range of actions of traditional medicines. It discusses the challenges of using traditional medicines for diseases where access to modern medicine is limited, and the research  Read more...
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Medicinal plants.
St. Helier, Jersey, British Channel Islands ; Enfield, NH : Science Publishers, 2012
(DLC) 2012017979
(OCoLC)759916491
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mahendra Rai; et al
ISBN: 9781466507951 1466507950
OCLC Number: 802251433
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: New strategies for traditional medicine --
Developing better herbal medicines in the post-genomic era --
Revitalization of the knowledge of herbs: a way forward to discovery of new drugs --
Ethnobotanical uses of the native flora from Brazilian north-eastern region --
Diversity and uses of the genus croton (euphorbiaceae) in Northeastern Brazil --
Ethnomedical knowledge among the "Quilombolas" from the Amazon region of Brazil with a special focus on plants used as nervous system tonics --
Advances in the knowledge of medicinal plants in Eastern Andalusia, Spain --
Tropical propolis: recent advances in chemical components and Botanical origin --
Anti-malarial plants used in folk medicine in Bangladesh --
Usnea sulcata motyka: an ethnomycological review of its use in traditional medicine --
Sirukurinjan: An ancient remedy for a modern incurable disease, diabetes --
Herbal drugs used for domestic animals --
Endophytes from medicinal plants as novel sources of bioactive compounds --
Advances in medicinal plants with antitumoral activity --
Medicinal plants: how are they used to treat neurological diseases? --
Inflammatory diseases: mechanisms and natural remedies --
Recent advances to evaluate anti-diabetic medicinal plants --
Botanical origin and Biological activity of propolis --
Bioactivity of plant essential oils --
Antibacterial and antiviral effects of aromatic plant-derived essential oils: a scientific and medicinal approach --
Strategies of solvent system selection for the isolation of natural products by countercurrent chromatography.
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This volume provides a contemporary overview of new strategies for traditional medicine development, of the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information, of determining the active principles, and of examining the genetic diversity and range of actions of traditional medicines. It discusses the challenges of using traditional medicines for diseases where access to modern medicine is limited, and the research areas needed to improve quality, safety and efficacy for enhancing healthcare. The book affirms the importance of traditional medicines as an essential and integral component of health

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