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

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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. This second edition exhaustively compiles new clinical research and references twenty-six of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world, including Allium sativum, Mangifera indica, Punica granatum;, Momoridica charantia, Mucuna pruriens; Arbus precatorius; Moringa pterysgosperma, Phyllanthus niruri, and Jatrpha curcas.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is a wonderful contribution to the knowledge of medicinal plants of the world. . .Mr. Ross is to be congratulated and complimented for such a well-done book. It is an invaluable resource that will become a critical reference to a great diversity of specialists in the fields of public health, chemistry, phytomedicine, ethnobotany, toxicology, and botany." -Journal of Natural Products

"The editor has neatly merged diffuse knowledge from a complex field to provide an educational resource pertinent to researchers, drug developers, and pharmaceutical and clinical services. . .an interesting introduction to the intriguing field of ethnopharmacology and traditional medicine." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"There is also a useful glossary towards the end of the book that provides definitions of botanical, chemical and medicinal terms used in the text. These features will make the book very easy to consult by specialists with a wide range of interests...The species selected for inclusion contain some well known medicinal plants, such as Catharanthus roseus and Aloe vera, several species better-known for their fruits such as avocado, annona, guava, mango, papaya, pomegranate and tamarind, the spice turmeric, the vegetable cassava and Mamordica charantia the bitter gourd, lemon grass, the tropical weedy species Cassia alata, and some well known poisonous plants such as Abrus precatorius, Fatropha curcas and Lantana camara...a useful compilation of information about some economically important species...will certainly be consulted by physicians, pharmacists and herbal healers, but should also appeal to ethnobotanists, economic botanists and plant chemists. I am sure that I will be referring back to it from time to time." -New Phytologist

"The key features of the book are its exhaustive yet concise presentation of scientific plant-use data from many sources, a wealth of practical ideas and theoretical information that suggests new opportunities for further studies, detailed information about the uses of each plant in different countries, extensive presentation of pharmacological effects and clinical trials, identification of the chemical constituents of each plant, complete cross-referencing of common names to country and scientific name, a comprehensive index that includes significant terms, symptoms, and treatments, and extensive references to chemical constituents." -Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617374692
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/5/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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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