Medicinal Plants of the Asia-Pacific: Drugs for the Future?

Medicinal Plants of the Asia-Pacific: Drugs for the Future?

by Christophe Wiart
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812563415

ISBN-13: 9789812563415

Pub. Date: 11/23/2005

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This invaluable book provides a readable, introductory text to the fascinating subject of drug discovery from the medicinal plants of Asia-Pacific. A carefully designed layout presents more than 400 medicinal plants, and includes description of compound structure, molecular properties, pharmacology and clinical uses. With its broad scope and extensive compound…  See more details below

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This invaluable book provides a readable, introductory text to the fascinating subject of drug discovery from the medicinal plants of Asia-Pacific. A carefully designed layout presents more than 400 medicinal plants, and includes description of compound structure, molecular properties, pharmacology and clinical uses. With its broad scope and extensive compound listings, this is a premier reference source for natural products research using a pharmacological approach. Starting from a collection of plants in the rainforests of Asia-Pacific, Wiart shows how the present state of knowledge fosters a whole new way of looking at the discovery of drugs from medicinal plants.Wiart uses his approach to deal with a remarkable array of fundamental problems: from the phylogeny of plants, to the molecular basis of activity, limitations of phytochemistry, and the possibility of a truly fundamental theory of ethnopharmacology.Written with exceptional clarity, and illustrated by more than 300 original pictures and 400 chemical structures, this seminal book allows scientists and non-scientists alike to participate in what promises to be a major intellectual revolution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812563415
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/23/2005
Series:
Medicinal Plants Series
Pages:
756
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Forewordxxxi
Forewordxxxiii
Forewordxxxv
Class MAGNOLIOPSIDA Cronquist, Takhtajan & Zimmermann 1966, the Dicotyledons1
ISubclass MAGNOLIIDAE Takhtajan 19661
AOrder MAGNOLIALES Bromhead 18382
BOrder LAURALES Lindley 183331
COrder PIPERALES Lindley 183337
DOrder ARISTOLOCHIALES Lindley 183344
EOrder RANUNCULALES Lindley 183352
FOrder PAPAVERALES Cronquist 198167
IISubclass HAMAMELIDAE Takhtajan 196675
AOrder URTICALES Lindley 183375
BOrder FAGALES Engler 189286
IIISubclass CARYOPHYLLIDAE Takhtajan 196691
AOrder CARYOPHYLLALES Bentham & Hooker 186291
BOrder POLYGONALES Lindley 1833127
IVSubclass DILLENIIDAE Takhtajan 1966132
AOrder DILLENIALES Hutchinson 1926132
BOrder THEALES Lindley 1833138
COrder MALVALES Lindley 1833160
DOrder LECYTHIDALES Cronquist 1957166
EOrder NEPENTHALES Lindley 1833168
FOrder VIOLALES Lindley 1833173
GOrder CAPPARALES Hutchinson 1926205
HOrder ERICALES Lindley 1833220
IOrder EBENALES Engler 1892227
JOrder PRIMULALES Lindley 1833234
VSubclass ROSIDAE Takhtajan 1966240
AOrder ROSALES Lindley 1833240
BOrder FABALES Bromhead 1838256
COrder PROTEALES Lindley 1833285
DOrder MYRTALES Lindley 1833287
EOrder CORNALES Lindley 1833301
FOrder SANTALALES Lindley 1833305
GOrder RAFFLESIALES Kerner 1891311
HOrder CELASTRALES Wettstein 1907312
IOrder EUPHORBIALES Lindley 1833329
JOrder LINALES Cronquist 1957372
KOrder POLYGALALES Bentham & Hooker 1862374
LOrder SAPINDALES Bentham & Hooker 1862379
MOrder GERANIALES Lindley 1833418
NOrder APIALES Nakai 1930424
VISubclass ASTERIDAE Takhtajan 1966434
AOrder GENTIANALES Lindley 1833434
BOrder SOLANALES Lindley 1833492
COrder LAMIALES Bromhead 1838509
DOrder SCROFULARIALES Lindley 1833535
EOrder CAMPANULALES Lindley 1833570
FOrder RUBIALES Bentham & Hooker 1873580
GOrder DIPSACALES Lindley 1833602
HOrder ASTERALES Lindley 1833607
Class LILIOPSIDA Cronquist, Takhtajan & Zimmermann 1966, the Monocotyledons641
ISubclass ARECIDAE Takhtajan 1966641
AOrder ARALES Lindley 1833641
IISubclass COMMELINIDAE Takhtajan 1966650
AOrder COMMELINALES Lindley 1833651
BOrder ERIOCAULALES Nakai 1930655
COrder RESTIONALES J. H. Schaffner 1929657
DOrder CYPERALES G. T. Burnet 1835658
IIISubclass ZINGIBERIDAE Cronquist 1978676
AOrder BROMELIALES Lindley 1833676
IVSubclass LILIIDAE Takhtajan 1966678
AOrder LILIALES Lindley 1833678
BOrder ORCHIDALES Bromhead 1838692
Index695
List of Native Names705
Appendix719

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