A Guide to Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated, Scientific and Medicinal Approach

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World Scientific, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 312 pages
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This book presents up-to-date information on a total of 75 native and non-native medicinal plants growing in Singapore. Comprehensive and useful information from the published literature OCo including plant descriptions and origins, traditional medicinal uses, phytoconstituents, pharmacological activities, adverse reactions, toxicities, and reported drugOCoherb interactions OCo is presented in an easy-to-read manner for easy and quick reference. There is no minimum level of knowledge required to read this book, and botanical and medical glossaries are also provided for readers'' convenience. The book will be of great practical benefit to a wide-ranging audience. Educators and students in complementary medicine and health, pharmacognosy, medicinal chemistry, natural products, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacovigilance, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, botany, biology, chemistry and life sciences will find the information useful. The book will also appeal to clinicians, pharmacists, nurses and researchers, as it contains a comprehensive reference list at the end for further reading."
 

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Contents

4 Aloe vera Mill Aloaceae
8
5 Andrographis paniculata Barmf Nees Acanthaceae
11
6 Ardisia elliptica Thunb Myrsinaceae
13
7 Areca catechu L Palmae
15
8 Asplenium nidus L Aspleniaceae
18
9 Aster tataricus Lf Compositae
20
10 Azadirachta indica A Juss Meliaceae
22
11 Barringtonia asiatica L Lecythidaceae
24
45 Manihot esculenta Crantz Euphorbiaceae
93
46 Melaleuca cajuputi Roxb Myrtaceae
95
47 Melastoma malabathricum L Melastomaceae
97
48 Mimosa pudica L Leguminosae
99
49 Mirabilis jalapa L Nyctaginaceae
101
50 Morinda citrifolia L Rubiaceae
103
51 Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn Nymphaeaceae
105
52 Nephelium lappaceum L Sapindaceae
107

12 Barringtonia racemosa L K Spreng Lecythidaceae
26
13 Bauhinia purpurea L Leguminosae
28
14 Bixa orellana L Bixaceae
30
15 Calophyllum inophyllum L Guttiferae
32
16 Cananga odorata Lam Hook f Th Annonaceae
34
17 Capsicum annuum L Solanaceae
36
18 Cassia fistula L Leguminosae
38
19 Catharanthus roseus L G Don Apocynaceae
40
20 Celosia argentea L Amaranthaceae
42
21 Centella asiatica L Urban Umbelliferae
44
22 Cerbera odollam Gaertn Apocynaceae
47
23 Cissus quadrangularis L Vitaceae
49
24 Cocos nucifera L Palmae
51
25 Coix lacrymajobi L Gramineae
53
26 Crinum asiaticum L Amaryllidaceae
55
27 Cymbopogon citratus DC Stapf Gramineae
57
28 Dolichos lablab L Leguminosae
59
29 Elephantopus scaber L Compositae
61
30 Euphorbia hirta L Euphorbiaceae
63
31 Eurycoma longifolia Jack Simaroubaceae
65
32 Hibiscus mutabilis L Malvaceae
67
33 Hibiscus rosasinensis L Malvaceae
69
34 Hibiscus tiliaceus L Malvaceae
71
35 Impatiens balsamina L Balsaminaceae
73
36 Imperata cylindrica L P Beauv Gramineae
75
37 Ipomoea pescaprae L Sweet Convolvulaceae
77
38 Ixora chinensis Lam Rubiaceae
79
39 Jatropha curcas L Euphorbiaceae
81
40 Juniperus chinensis L Cupressaceae
83
41 Kaempferia galanga L Zingiberaceae
85
42 Lantana camara L Verbenaceae
87
43 Lonicera japonica Thunb Caprifoliaceae
89
44 Mangifera indica L Anacardiaceae
91
53 Nerium oleander L Apocynaceae
109
54 Ophiopogon japonicus KerGawl Liliaceae
111
55 Peltophorum pterocarpum Backer ex K Heyne Leguminosae
113
56 Persicaria hydropiper L Polygonaceae
115
57 Phyllanthus amarus Schum Thonn Euphorbiaceae
117
58 Piper nigrum L Piperaceae
119
59 Piper sarmentosum Roxb Piperaceae
122
60 Plantago major L Plantaginaceae
124
61 Punica granatum L Punicaceae
127
62 Rhodomyrtus tomentosa Ait Hassk Myrtaceae
129
63 Rhoeo spathacea Sw Stearn Commelinaceae
131
64 Ricinus communis L Euphorbiaceae
132
65 Ruta graveolens L Rutaceae
135
66 Saccharum officinarum L Gramineae
137
67 Sauropus androgynus L Merr Euphorbiaceae
139
68 Sesbania grandiflora Pers Leguminosae
141
69 Solanum nigrum L Solanaceae
143
70 Swietenia macrophylla King Meliaceae
145
71 Terminalia catappa L Combretaceae
147
72 Thevetia peruviana Pers K Schum Apocynaceae
149
73 Tinospora crispa L Diels Menispermaceae
151
74 Vitex rotundifolia L f Verbenaceae
153
75 Zingiber officinale Roscoe Zingiberaceae
155
Appendix
159
List of Native and Nonnative Plants
160
List of Plants by Scientific Name
161
List of Plants by Common Name
164
List of Abbreviations and Symbols
169
References
171
Botanical Glossary
249
Medical Glossary
257
Index
279
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