Handbook of Medicinal Plants

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Zohara Yaniv, Uriel Bachrach
CRC Press, Jul 25, 2005 - Science - 500 pages
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The Handbook of Medicinal Plants explores state-of-the-art developments in the field of botanical medicine. Nineteen experts from around the world provide vital information on natural products and herbal medicines—from their earliest relevance in various cultures to today’s cutting-edge biotechnologies. Educated readers, practitioners, and academics of natural sciences will benefit from the text’s rich list of references as well as numerous tables, figures, and color photographs and illustrations.

The Handbook of Medicinal Plants is divided into three main sections. The first section covers the use of herbal medicines throughout history in China, Australia, the Americas, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, emphasizing the need for future medicinal plant research. The second section discusses the latest technologies in production and breeding, crop improvement, farming, and plant research. The third section focuses on groundbreaking advances in the medicinal application of therapeutic herbs.

In the Handbook of Medicinal Plants, you will gain new knowledge about:
  • recent research and development in Chinese herbal medicine
  • modern methods of evaluating the efficacy of medicinal plants by “screening”
  • the newest developments of in vitro cultivation
  • prevention and therapy of cancer and other diseases using medicinal plants
  • the challenges and threats to medicinal plant research today
  • trends in phytomedicine in the new millennium
The Handbook of Medicinal Plants demonstrates the global relevance of sharing local knowledge about phytomedicines, and highlights the need to make information on plants available on a worldwide basis. With this book, you can help meet the challenge to find scientifically rationalized medicines that are safer, more effective, and readily available to patients from all walks of life.
 

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Contents

CHINESE MEDICINAL PLANTS
31
Ethnopharmacology of Traditional Chinese
49
Drugs Warming the Interior
55
Research and Development of New Drugs
61
Valuable Clinical Results of the Application of National
67
Types of Pharmacological Activities
85
Conclusion
92
MEDICINAL PLANTS IN NATIVE CULTURES
97
Conclusion
254
In Vitro Cultivation of Medicinal Plants
261
Medicinal Plants in the Prevention
281
Ginseng
293
Garlic
300
Phytochemicals and Prevention
319
A Modern Look at Folkloric
329
Emetine
335

Rauwolfia vomitoria Afzel Apocynaceae
103
Future Prospects
112
Native American
125
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
131
Ethnobotany and Ethnomedicine
139
Fish Poisons
149
Healers and Physicians in Ancient
155
Transformations of Texts over Time
162
Traditional
175
Production and Breeding of Medicinal Plants
193
The Role and Significance of Harvesting from Wild
205
Biological Screening of Medicinal Plants
213
Chapter 12 Biotechnology in Medicinal Crop
235
Construction of Genetic Maps Utilizing DNA Markers
241
Conclusion
346
Use of Medicinal Plants in CNS Disorders
353
Plants and Derived Compounds Used As Anxiolytics
362
Plants and Derived Compounds Used As CNS Stimulants
369
Plants Used for Conditions That Display Excessive
375
Herbal Medicine in Endocrinology
383
Recent
399
Activity on the Central Nervous System
407
Anticancer and Immune SystemRelated Activity
415
Natural Products and Herbal Medicines
429
Chemical Considerations in the GI Tract
436
Challenges and Threats to Interdisciplinary
447
Index
465
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