Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Agricultural, Commercial, Ecological, Legal, Pharmacological and Social Aspects / Edition 1by Robert J. Bogers
Pub. Date: 09/07/2007
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
This book presents the opinions of an international panel of specialists that explored the agricultural, commercial, ecological, legal, pharmacological and social future of medicinal and aromatic plants. It represents a wide collection of views, reflecting the diversity of disciplines and interests of the panel members. It highlights the necessity of continued and… See more details below
This book presents the opinions of an international panel of specialists that explored the agricultural, commercial, ecological, legal, pharmacological and social future of medicinal and aromatic plants. It represents a wide collection of views, reflecting the diversity of disciplines and interests of the panel members. It highlights the necessity of continued and integrated research on plant sources, conservation, bioactivity, analysis and marketing in examining future scenarios for application and sale of medicinal and aromatic plants. It shows the need for proof of efficacy and safety in drug development and the need to recognize societies contributing plant materials. The development of safe and effective medicinal and aromatic plant products depends upon the collaborative efforts of growers, collectors, conservationists, processors and businesses along with those of educators, sociologists, researchers and investors in developed and developing societies.
Table of Contents
The Challenge of Non-Experimental Validation of Mac Plants.- Medicinal Plants and Tomorrow’s Pharmacy.- Cultivation of Medicinal Plants as a Tool for Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation in the Amatola Region, South Africa.- Conversations with Farmers in Sri Lanka.- Connecting the Disadvantaged to the Uninformed.- A Comparison of Cultivation and Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Under Sustainability Aspects.- Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.- Revision of the ‘Guidelines on the Conservation of Medicinal Plants’ By Who, IUCN, WWF and Traffic.- Intellectual Property Protection for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.- Amidst Peril and Progress.- International Trade in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.- Designing for Development.- Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum Procumbens) from Southern Africa.- Conservation of Eastern-European Medicinal Plants.- What is Marketing?.- Demand and Availability of Rhodiola Rosea L. Raw Material.- Drying of Medicinal Plants.- Quality Control in the Production Chain of Herbal Products.- Plants as Source of Medicines.- Research to Improve Artemisinin Production for use in the Preparation of Anti-Malarial Drugs.- Functional Genomic Approaches to Study and Engineer Secondary Metabolism in Plant Cell Cultures.- The Schweinfurthins.
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