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Fundamentals of pharmacognosy and phytotherapy

Author: Michael HeinrichJoanne BarnesJosé M Prieto GarciaSimon Gibbons, (Professor of medicinal phytochemistry)Elizabeth M WilliamsonAll authors
Publisher: [Philadelphia?] : Elsevier, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Heinrich; Joanne Barnes; José M Prieto Garcia; Simon Gibbons, (Professor of medicinal phytochemistry); Elizabeth M Williamson; A Douglas Kinghorn; Mark Blumenthal
ISBN: 9780702070082 0702070084
OCLC Number: 1022712288
Description: xvi, 359 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Importance of plants in modern pharmacy and medicine --
Pharmacognosy and its history: people, plants and natural products --
General principles of botany: morphology and systematics --
Families yielding important phytopharmaceuticals --
Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacy --
Natural product chemistry --
Methods in natural product analytical chemistry --
Isolation and structure elucidation of natural products --
Anticancer natural products --
Production, quality control and standardization of herbal materials --
The complex chemistry and pharmacology of herbal medicines --
Toxicity of herbal constituents --
Overview of medicinal plants in healthcare systems --
Characteristics of traditional medicine systems using herbal substances --
Western herbal medicine --
'Oriental' and 'Asian' forms of traditional medicine --
African, American and Oceanian traditional medicine using herbal preparations --
Complementary/alternative or 'integrative' therapies involving use of plant substances --
Herbal medicine interactions --
The gastrointestinal and biliary system --
The cardiovascular system --
The respiratory system --
The central nervous system --
Infectious diseases --
The endocrine system --
The reproductive tract --
The musculoskeletal system --
The skin --
The eye --
Ear, nose and oropharynx --
Weight loss supplements --
Miscellaneous supportive and protective therapies for stress, ageing, cancer and debility.
Responsibility: Michael Heinrich, Joanne Barnes, José M. Prieto Garcia, Simon Gibbons, Elizabeth M. Williamson ; forewords by A. Douglas Kinghorn, Mark Blumenthal.

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