The Constituents of Medicinal Plants

The Constituents of Medicinal Plants : An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Herbal Medicines

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During recent years herbal medicine has become an increasingly scientifically based system of healing. Due to demands from both the public and medical establishments, studies leading to the scientific explanation of plant therapeutic capabilities are allowing this practice to gain increasing credibility and acceptance within the medical community. This book draws on the recent research and provides an introduction to the complex area of plant constituents and the therapeutic activities associated with them. Plants covered are those commonly used by herbalists throughout Europe, North America and more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 14mm | 340.19g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd
  • 0851998070
  • 9780851998077
  • 61,083

Table of contents

Introduction to phytochemistry; Phenols; Polyphenols - tannins and flavonoids; Glycosides; Terpenes; Triterpenoids and saponins; Essential oils and resins; Fixed oils and alkamides; Polysaccharides; Alkaloidsshow more