Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3
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Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3 : Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses

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An extraordinary compendium of information on herbal medicine, Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3 comprehensively documents the medicinal value of 16 major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations. The book's exhaustive summary of available scientific data for the plants provides detailed information on how each plant is used in different countries, describing both traditional therapeutic applications and what is known from its use in clinical trials. A comprehensive bibliography of over 3000 references cites the literature available from a wide range of disciplines. This book offers an unprecedented collection of vital scientific information for pharmacologists, herbal medicine practitioners, drug developers, medicinal chemists, phytochemists, toxicologists, and researchers who want to explore the use of plant materials for medicinal and related purposes.show more

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  • Hardback | 648 pages
  • 182 x 260 x 40mm | 1,519.55g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • 4 Illustrations, color; 32 Illustrations, black and white; 648 p. 36 illus., 4 illus. in color.
  • 1588291294
  • 9781588291295
  • 2,413,281

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From Reviews of Earlier Volumes..."...an invaluable resource that will become a critical reference to a great diversity of specialists in the fields of public health, chemistry, phytomedicine, ethnobotany, toxicology, and botany." -Journal of Natural Products"No library can be without [it] and no specialist can do without consulting [it]."-American Scientist"...will certainly be consulted by physicians, pharmacists, and herbal healers..."-New Phytologist"...this volume belongs on the shelves of medical and botanical libraries. Large public libraries and academic libraries...may also want to consider it."-Booklist - Reference Books Bulletin"...authoritative and comprehensive..." -Journal of Medicinal Chemistry"...priceless...a great reference and information source..."-Plant Science Bulletin From the reviews: "The third volume continues the now-familiar series characteristics of exhaustive research and comprehensive documentation. ... Overall, this is more consistent with the character and organization of the work ... . This addition to the series is highly recommended for academic health sciences libraries, botanical libraries, and larger hospital and public libraries. Collections in support of public health, nutrition, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and ethnomedicine would also benefit from the inclusion of this title." (Sarah McCord, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, July, 2006) "Ivan A. Ross has authored volume 3, covering many details of 16 important plant species used around the world in medicinal preparations and/or dietary supplements. This is timely because the use of herbal medicines and nutritional supplements is on the rise. ... a valuable resource and is a critical reference for researchers in phytomedicine, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, herbal medicine, toxicology, and botany. The volume belongs on the shelves of libraries of institutes of pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and botany." (Govind J. Kapadia, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 49 (13), June, 2006)show more

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Continuing the high standards set by the widely acclaimed first and second volumes of Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, Ivan A. Ross now comprehensively documents in Volume 3 the medicinal value of 16 major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations. The plants for this volume are Camellia sinenis, Cannabis sativa, Cocos nucifera, Coffea arabica, Daucus carota, Ferula assafoetida, Hordeum vulgare, Larrea tridentata, Nicotiana tabacum, Olea europaea, Oryza sativa, Plantago ovata, Saccharum officinarum, Serenoa repens, Sesamum indicum, and Zingiber officinale. The author's exhaustive summary of available scientific data for each plant provides detailed information on how the plant is used in different countries, describing its traditional therapeutic applications and what is known from its use in clinical trials. Additional material presented includes a botanical description with a color photo of each plant for identification, the common names used for the plant throughout the world, and a listing of the plant's known chemical constituents. A comprehensive bibliography cites the literature available from a wide range of disciplines. Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, Volume 3, offers a unique collection of vital scientific information for pharmacologists, herbal medicine practitioners, drug developers, phytochemists, medicinal chemists, phytologists, toxicologists, and researchers who want to explore the many uses of plant materials for medicinal and related purposes. Its wealth of significant information will reveal little-known facts about these plants and open new horizons of application for the many novel drugs and drug candidates found in them.show more

Table of contents

Camellia sinensis Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Cannabis sativa Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Cocos nucifera Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Coffea arabica Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Daucus carota Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Ferula assafoetida Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Hordeum vulgare Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Larrea tridentata Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Nicotiana tabacum Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Olea europaea Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Oryza sativa Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Plantago ovata Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Saccharum officinarum Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Serenoa repens Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Sesamum indicum Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Zingiber officinale Common Names Botanical Description Origin and Distribution Traditional Medicinal Uses Chemical Constituents Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials References Glossary Cross Reference Indexshow more

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From Reviews of Earlier Volumes... "...an invaluable resource that will become a critical reference to a great diversity of specialists in the fields of public health, chemistry, phytomedicine, ethnobotany, toxicology, and botany." -Journal of Natural Products "No library can be without [it] and no specialist can do without consulting [it]." -American Scientist "...will certainly be consulted by physicians, pharmacists, and herbal healers..." -New Phytologist "...this volume belongs on the shelves of medical and botanical libraries. Large public libraries and academic libraries...may also want to consider it." -Booklist - Reference Books Bulletin "...authoritative and comprehensive..." -Journal of Medicinal Chemistry "...priceless...a great reference and information source..." -Plant Science Bulletin From the reviews: "The third volume continues the now-familiar series characteristics of exhaustive research and comprehensive documentation. ... Overall, this is more consistent with the character and organization of the work ... . This addition to the series is highly recommended for academic health sciences libraries, botanical libraries, and larger hospital and public libraries. Collections in support of public health, nutrition, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and ethnomedicine would also benefit from the inclusion of this title." (Sarah McCord, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, July, 2006) "Ivan A. Ross has authored volume 3, covering many details of 16 important plant species used around the world in medicinal preparations and/or dietary supplements. This is timely because the use of herbal medicines and nutritional supplements is on the rise. ... a valuable resource and is a critical reference for researchers in phytomedicine, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, herbal medicine, toxicology, and botany. The volume belongs on the shelves of libraries of institutes of pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and botany." (Govind J. Kapadia, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 49 (13), June, 2006)show more

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