Development of Plant-Based Medicines: Conservation, Efficacy and Safety / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $169.59
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 29%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $169.59   
  • New (5) from $169.59   
  • Used (1) from $279.38   


The 'plant' is often the most neglected part of plant-based medicine. Throughout time, humans have searched, collected, and effectively used plants for healing. Currently, the medicinal plant-based business is flourishing at a dramatic pace and at the expense of an already declining population of plant species, many of which are on the verge of extinction. In spite of this history and popularity, the mystery of what transforms a plant into a medicinal plant persists, and there are chronic problems with ensuring the safety and efficacy of medicinal plant products. Therefore, there is a real need for a full characterization of medicinal plant species and for the development and application of novel technologies for the production of plant-based medicines.
This book highlights some of the recent advances and new approaches to the development of technologies for plant-based medicines and is intended to stimulate new discussions among researchers, regulatory authorities, and pharmaceutical organizations, leading to significant advancements in the field.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'The book is useful to students in the field of conservation ecology, natural product chemistry, economic botany, phytotherapy, to list just a few. In addition it gives very good references and citations for researchers in the broad area of medical plants. In conclusion, the book is highly recommended based on the contents of the wide coverage of topics and the current relevance for medicinal plant research.'
Plant Science 162:473 (2002)
From The Critics
Presented by Saxena (plant agriculture, U. of Guelph, Canada), 14 papers explore issues related to the development of medicines from plants and the maintenance of biodiversity among medicinal plants. Topics include developments in bioprospecting and pharmaceutical development, the development of medicinal plants in Egypt and Central America, the in vitro technologies for developing medicinal plants, the application of bioreactors for large scale production of ginseng roots, the relevance of somatic cell fusion to medicinal plants, plant-derived antibodies, the need for clinical research for plant-derived medicines, and evaluations of plant extracts in mammalian systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048156757
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Conservation, Trade, Sustainability and Exploitation of Medicinal Plant Species; D.J. Leaman. An Overview of Recent Developments in Bioprospecting and Pharmaceutical Development; W. McClatchey, J. Stevens. Ancient-Modern Concordance in Ayurvedic Plants: Some Examples; S. Dev. Medicinal Plants of Egypt; M. El-Demerdash. Development of Plants in Central America; R.M. Romero. The Unique Challenges of Plant-Based Medicines; S.J. Murch, K.L. Choffe, P.K. Saxena. In Vitro Approaches to the Conservation and Development of Medicinal Plant Species; S.S.B. Campbell, S.J. Murch, P.K. Saxena. Large-Scale Production of Medicinal Plant Species: The Application of Bioreactors for Production of Ginseng Roots; S.H. Son, K.Y. Paek. Development of New Technologies for Medicinal Plant Species - Panax ginseng and Huperzia serrata: Cryopreservation and Analysis of Secondary Metabolites; W.L. Teng. Somatic Cell Fusion: Relevance to Medicinal Plants; S.J. Murch, P.K. Saxena. Plant-Derived Antibodies: The Medicines of Tomorrow; C. Sheedy, J.C. Hall. Latex Biochemistry of Certain Euphorbiaceous Taxa: Medicinal Importance; K. Seshagirirao, M.N.V. Prasad. Evaluation of Plant Extracts in Mammalian Systems: Applications of the Big Blue® Rodent Mutational Assay; J.G. de Boer. The Importance of Clinical Research for Plant-Derived Medicines; T. Gorski. Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)