Medicinal Plants: Chemistry and Properties

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Science Publishers, 2006 - Science - 250 pages
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This treatise is a unified and single-source reference book providing the latest and the most significant data on a wide spectrum of medicinal herbs practised worldwide and their chemical ingredients. Of the 550 plants referred to in the book in relation to their phytochemicals, 350 are dealt in detail dovetailing their distinguishing botanical characters, chemical components and biomarkers of all the useful parts, authentic medicinal properties and the pharmacological actions they elicit. About 10,000 constituent compounds have been mentioned and these have been grouped according to their natural product classification. This book is intended to oncompass an in-depth coverage of the chemistry of "Plant Products" such as alkaloids, terponoids, phenolics, etc. In addition to emphasizing the synergism of the components of these herbs, emerging trends like aromatherapy and antioxidant therapy are discussed and a handy user's guide is appended at the end.
This book is a valuable and indispensable reference book designed for teachers and students of phytochemistry, medicinal botany and pharmacy as also for biochemists, organic chemists, chemotaxonomists, medicinal practitioners (practicing herbal medicine), foresters, drug manufacturers, chemo/bioprospectors, and of course, to a layman interested in medicinal herbs.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Alkaloids
9
Terpenoids
55
Thymus vulgaris Linn Lamiaceae
69
Artemisia cina Berg Asteraceae
82
Phenolics
140
11b Aurones
156
Gums and Mucilages
192
The Primary Metabolics
205
General References
215
Appendix
224
Index
230
Inula helenium Linn 86
241
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