Medicinal Plants of the World: Volume 1: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses / Edition 2

Medicinal Plants of the World: Volume 1: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses / Edition 2

by Ivan A. Ross
     
 

Ivan Ross takes advantage of the significant growth in the amount of new data available to update and expand his much acclaimed Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, Volume 1. This considerably enhanced second edition contains new research and references on the immunomodulatory activity present in Allium… See more details below

Overview

Ivan Ross takes advantage of the significant growth in the amount of new data available to update and expand his much acclaimed Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, Volume 1. This considerably enhanced second edition contains new research and references on the immunomodulatory activity present in Allium sativum, Mangifera indica, and Punica granatum, the antidiabetic effects of Momoridica charantia and Mucuna pruriens, the antiinflammatory activity found in Mangifera indica and Arbus precatorius, the cholesterol lowering effect of Allium sativum and Moringa pterygosperma, and the antitumor effect of Arbus precatorius and Moringa pterygosperma. There are also important new findings concerning the antiherpes simplex virus activity of Mangifera indica, the anti-Parkinson's activity of Mucuna pruriens, the antiviral activity in Phyllanthus niruri and Jatropha curcas, the hyperthyroid regulation properties of Moringa pterygosperma, and the antioxidant activity of Mangifera indica, Punica granatum, Psidium guajava, and Allium sativum. Allium sativum is highlighted for its treatment of unstable angina pectoris, sickle red blood cell dehydration inhibition, senescence ameliorative, chemoprotective, cardiovascular, antineoplastic, anticarcinogenic, and antiatherogenic effects. This revised and enhanced edition provides details on traditional medicinal uses, chemical constituents, pharmacological activities, clinical trials, color illustrations, Latin names, botanical descriptions, as well as providing an index and extensive bibliographies.

Authoritative and exhaustively compiled, Medicinal Plants of the World: Chemical Constituents, Traditional and Modern Medicinal Uses, Volume 1, 2nd Edition offers pharmacists, physicians, medicinal chemists, toxicologists, and phytochemists a universal reference on twenty-six of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617374692
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2003
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
1.02(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)

Table of Contents

Nomenclature and Descriptive Terminology

Compound Leaves

Leaf Shapes

Leaf Margins

Leaf Tips

Leaf Bases

Attachment to Stem

Leaf Surfaces

Types of Inflorescence

Dry Fruits

Fleshy Fruits

Abbreviations and Chemical Constituents

Abrus precatorius

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Allium sativum

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Aloe vera

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Annona muricata

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Carica papaya

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Cassia alata

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Catharanthus roseus

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Cymbopogon citratus

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Cyperus rotundus

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Curcuma longa

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Jatropha curcas

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Lantana camara

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Macuna pruriens

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Mangifera indica

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Manihot esculenta

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Momordica charantia

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Moringa pterygosperma

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Persea americana

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Phyllanthus niruri

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Portulaca oleracea

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Psidium guajava

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Punica granatum

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Syzygium cumini

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

Tamarindus indica

Common Names

Botanical Description

Origin and Distribution

Traditional Medical Uses

Chemical Constituents

Pharmacological Activities and Clinical Trials

References

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