Constituents of Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Herbal Medicine / Edition 2

Constituents of Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Herbal Medicine / Edition 2

by A Pengelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851998070

ISBN-13: 9780851998077

Pub. Date: 04/29/2004

Publisher: CAB International North America

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

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Overview

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 provides an introduction to the complex area of plant constituents and the therapeutic activities associated with them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851998077
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
04/29/2004
Series:
CABI Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
321,674
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x (h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction to phytochemistry
• Phenols
• Polyphenols-tannins and flavonoid
• Glycosides
• Terpenes
• Triterpenoids and saponins
• Essential oils and resins
• Fixed oils and alkamides
• Polysaccharides
• Alkaloids

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