Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy / Edition 1

by Joanne Barnes, Simon Gibbons, Elizabeth M. Williamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443071322

ISBN-13: 9780443071324

Pub. Date: 01/05/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Developed at the University of London, this textbook introduces the pharmacognostical basis, botany, and chemistry of medical products derived from plant sources, then prescribes the use of natural products to treat ailments affecting the different body systems. Topics include the history of medical herbalism, anticancer natural products, production methods,

Overview

Developed at the University of London, this textbook introduces the pharmacognostical basis, botany, and chemistry of medical products derived from plant sources, then prescribes the use of natural products to treat ailments affecting the different body systems. Topics include the history of medical herbalism, anticancer natural products, production methods, traditional Chinese medicine, and ayurveda. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443071324
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/05/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by A. Douglas Kinghorn

Preface

PART A FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOGNOSY

SECTION 1 Phytotherapy and pharmacognosy

1. Importance of plants in modern pharmacy and medicine

2. Pharmacognosy and its history: people, plants and natural products

SECTION 2 Basic plant biology

3. General principles of botany: morphology and systematics

4. Families yielding important phytopharmaceuticals

5. Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacy

SECTION 3 Natural product chemistry

6. Natural product chemistry

7. Methods in natural product chemistry

8. Anticancer natural products

SECTION 4 Plant extract derived pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals

9. Production, standardization and quality control

10. Toxicity of herbal constituents

11. What makes phytomedicines unique?

SECTION 5 Medicinal plants in selected healthcare systems

12. Traditional systems of herbal medicine

13. Complementary/alternative medicine

PART B IMPORTANT NATURAL PRODUCTS AND PHYTOMEDICINES USED IN PHARMACY AND MEDICINE

14. The gastrointestinal and biliary system

15. The cardiovascular system

16. The respiratory system

17. The central nervous system

18. Infectious diseases

19. The endocrine system

20. The reproductive and urinary tracts

21. The musculoskeletal system

22. The skin

23. The eye

24. Ear, nose and orthopharynx

25. Miscellaneous supportive and protective therapies for stress, ageing, cancer and debility

Epilogue – a personal view by J. David Phillipson

Index

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