Recent Trends in Medicinal Plants Research

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Lie-Fen Shyur, Allan S. Y. Lau
Academic Press, Aug 31, 2012 - Science - 468 pages

Plants and other living organisms have great potential to treat human disease. There are two distinct types of biomedical research that seek to develop this potential. One type of research explores the value of medicinal plants as traditionally used and studies of these plants have the potential to determine which plants are most potent, optimize dosages and dose forms, and identify safety risks. Another type of research uses bioassays to identify single molecules from plants that have interesting bioactivities in isolation and might be useful lead compounds for the development of pharmaceutical drugs.

This new volume of Advances in Botanical Research covers the recent trends in Medicinal Plants Research over 11 chapters. Topics that are covered include Development of Drugs from Plants - Regulation and Evaluation, Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Taxol, camptothecin and beyond for cancer therapy.



  • Covers the recent trends in medicinal plants research over 11 chapters
  • Topics that are covered include Development of Drugs from Plants - Regulation and Evaluation, Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Taxol, camptothecin and beyond for cancer therapy
 

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Contents

Authentication and Quality Assessment of the Antitussive Herb Baibu Radix Stemonae
1
In Vitro Propagation and Approaches for Metabolites Production in Medicinal Plants
35
Regulation of InflammationMediated Chronic Diseases by Botanicals
57
Taxol Camptothecin and Beyond for Cancer Therapy
133
Effects of BetaGlucans on Different Immune Cell Populations and Cancers
179
Developing Phytocompounds from Medicinal Plants as Immunomodulators
197
Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
273
Ligusticum chuanxiong and Its Decoctions
315
Potential of Omics Technologies for Implementation in Research on Phytotherapeutical Toxicology
343
Herbal Medicine
365
Development of Drugs from Plants
385
Author Index
409
Subject Index
423
Color Plate
431
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