Trease & Evans Pharmacognosy (16th edition)

EVANS William Charles & EVANS Daphne [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780702029332

W.B. Saunders 2009 16th Edition

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Trease & Evans is an encyclopaedic reference work on pharmacognosy - the study of those natural substances, principally plants, that find a use in medicine. Its popularity and longevity stem from the book’s balance between classical (crude and powdered drugs’ characterisation and examination) and modern (phytochemisty and pharmacology) aspects of this branch of science, as well as the editor’s recognition of the growing importance in recent years of complementary medicines, including herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy. Features: >No other book provides such a a reservoir of knowledge in a field where there is a resurgence of interest in plants as a source of drugs >Meticulously referenced & kept up to date New to this edition: >expansion of information on phytochemistry - enzymatic conversions, developments in biosynthetic, sequences of compounds, newly isolated constituents of plant drugs >more information on quality control & standardisation >herbal medicine - considerable expansion on the role of pharmacognosy in this field >legislative developments; efficacy & safety >genetics — the use of DNA fingerprinting for the identification of closely related drugs >new developments in genetic engineering; possibility of GH plant drugs >pharmacology - expanded to include plant constituents of recent interest >the use of bioassay techniques in the search of new phytochemicals - including sustainable plant resources, ecological considerations & commercial expediency Contents: Part 1: Introduction: >Plants in Medicine: the Origin of Pharmacognosy >The scope & practice of pharmacognosy >Plant nomenclature & taxonomy *Part 2: The plant & animal kingdoms as sources of drugs >Biological & geographical sources of drugs >A taxonomic classification of medicinal plant & animal drugs *Part 3: Current trends: >Bio-assay guided separations in the search for new lead compounds >Biologically active compounds from marine organisms >Plant cell & tissue culture >Useful drugs arising from traditional remedies *Part 4: Principles related to commercial production, quality & standardisation of natural products: >Commerce & production >Plant growth regulators >Genetic aspects >Deterioration. >Quality control *Part 5: Phytochemistry: >The living plant cell >Methods of phytochemical investigation >Basic metabolic pathways & the origin of secondary metabolites *Part 6: Pharmacopoeial & related drugs of biological origin >Hydrocarbons & d derivatives >Carbohydrates >Phenols & phenolic glycosides >Volatile oils & resins >Saponins, cardioactive drugs & other steroids >Miscellaneous isoprenoids >Cyanogenetic glycosides >Alkaloids Colouring & flavouring agents >Miscellaneous products *Part 7: Plants in the treatment of specific diseases & deficiencies >Tumour inhibitors from plants >Plants with antiprotozoal activity >An overview of drugs having antihepatotoxic & oral hypoglycaemic activities >The treatment of infectious diseases Vitamins & hormones *Part 8: Plants in complementary & traditional systems of medicine >Herbal medicine >Homeopathic medicine & aromatherapy >Asian medicine & its practice >Chinese herbs in the West >Plants in African traditional medicine *Part 9: Nonmedical toxic plants & pesticides >Hallucinogenic, allergenic, tertogenic & other toxic plants >Pesticides of natural origin *Part 10: Morphological & Microscopical Examination of drugs >Plant description, morphology & anatomy >Cell differentiation & ergastic cell contents >Techniques in mircoscopy >Index Audience: undergraduate pharmacy students, students of naturopathy (natural medicine), phytotherapy & herbal medicine & pharmacology, research workers in phytochemistry plant products


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