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Hypericum

Hypericum

by Edzard Ernst, Ernst Ernst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415369541

ISBN-13: 9780415369541

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the best-selling herbal medicines worldwide. It is therefore understandable that research into all aspects of St John's wort continues to be intense. This landmark book provides a summary of our current knowledge on a wide range of issues. It covers botany and includes plant infections, cultivation, manufacturing,

Overview

St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the best-selling herbal medicines worldwide. It is therefore understandable that research into all aspects of St John's wort continues to be intense. This landmark book provides a summary of our current knowledge on a wide range of issues. It covers botany and includes plant infections, cultivation, manufacturing, standardization, quality control, biochemistry, pharmacology and clinical application. Within this wide range of topics this volume aims to tackle some previously unanswered questions, such as:
• Which are the pharmacologically active compounds?
• Is St John's wort effective for severe depression?
• What are its mechanisms of action?
• What are the long-term effects and risks?
• Should St John's wort products be marketed as dietary supplements or as drugs?
• How does it compare to synthetic drugs for the same indication? Containing numerous up-to-date references, Hypericum will be of immense value to those involved in industry and academia alike, including researchers, producers, processors, importers and of course the end users.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415369541
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Hypericum Botany. Colletotrichum Gloeosporiodes as the Cause of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Dieback in Switzerland and Breeding for a Tolerant Variety. A Virus Causing Yellow Veins and Necrotic Leaf Spot of St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum L.). Manufacturing Standardisation and Characterisation of St John's Wort Herb Extracts. Culture and Biotechnology of Hypericum. Chemical Constituents of Hypericum ssp. Determination of Hybericins and Hyperforin in Herbal Medicinal Products. Secondary Metabolites Content of Hypericum sp. in Different Stages and Plant Parts. Herbal Medicinal Products of St John's Wort: Manufacturing and Quality Control. The Potential of in vitro Cultures of Hypericum perforatum and of Hypericum androsaemum to Produce Interesting Pharmaceutical Compounds. The Clinical Pharmacology of Hypericum perforatum. Hypericin as a Potential Antitumor Agent. Neuropsychopharmacological Studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn. The Efficacy and Safety of Hypericum in the Treatment of Depression.

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