Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture, and Pharmacology, Volume 1

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Lyle E. Craker, James E. Simon
Psychology Press, 1992 - Medical - 359 pages
As in previous volumes, readers will find a multidisciplinary forum for communicating knowledge related to the botany, horticulture, and pharmacology of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants. While magical and mystical powers have been associated with these plants through the ages, continued investigations in such areas as production, nomenclature, uses, chemical constitution, and dynamics help elucidate the affiliated chemical and physical processes that contribute to their unique flavor, fragrance, pharmacological, and other bioactive properties. This collection of articles examines the potential of natural products as pesticides, the richness of the Chinese Pharmacopeia, the similarities of Eastern Asian and Eastern North American medicinal plants, the use of borage as a source of gamma linolenic acid, and the botanical nomenclature of medicinal plants.
 

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Contents

Chemotaxonomic Aspects of Essential Oils Peter Tétényi 1 I
11
Botanical Nomenclature of Culinary Herbs and Potherbs
33
Biochemistry of Monoterpenes and Sesquiterpenes of the Essential Oils
81
The Biochemical Pharmacology of Plant Alkaloids
135
Polyphenolic Compounds with Biological and Pharmacological Activity
167
Production Ecology of Secondary Plant Products JenóBernáth
185
The Chemistry Pharmacology and Commercial Formulations
235
An Ethnobotanical Survey D Palevitch
281
Index
347
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