Evidence Based Validation of Herbal Medicine

Evidence Based Validation of Herbal Medicine
Author: Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 0128009969
ISBN 13: 9780128009963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Validation of Herbal Medicine Book Review:

Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicines brings together current thinking and practice in the areas of characterization and validation of natural products. This book reviews all aspects of evaluation and development of medicines from plant sources, including their cultivation, collection, phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological evaluation, and therapeutic potential. Emphasis is placed on describing the full range of evidence-based analytical and bio-analytical techniques used to characterize natural products, including –omic technologies, phyto-chemical analysis, hyphenated techniques, and many more. Includes state-of-the-art methods for detecting, isolating, and performing structure elucidation by degradation and spectroscopic techniques Covers biosynthesis, synthesis, and biological activity related to natural products Consolidates information to save time and money in research Increases confidence levels in quality and validity of natural products

Evidence based Validation of Herbal Medicine

Evidence based Validation of Herbal Medicine
Author: Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Serials
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780128008744
ISBN 13: 0128008741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence based Validation of Herbal Medicine Book Review:

Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicines brings together current thinking and practice in the areas of characterization and validation of natural products. This book reviews all aspects of evaluation and development of medicines from plant sources, including their cultivation, collection, phytochemical and phyto-pharmacological evaluation, and therapeutic potential. Emphasis is placed on describing the full range of evidence-based analytical and bio-analytical techniques used to characterize natural products, including -omic technologies, phyto-chemical analysis, hyphenated techniques, and many more. Includes state-of-the-art methods for detecting, isolating, and performing structure elucidation by degradation and spectroscopic techniques Covers biosynthesis, synthesis, and biological activity related to natural products Consolidates information to save time and money in research Increases confidence levels in quality and validity of natural products

Herbal Medicine in India

Herbal Medicine in India
Author: Saikat Sen,Raja Chakraborty
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 9811372489
ISBN 13: 9789811372483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbal Medicine in India Book Review:

This book highlights the medical importance of and increasing global interest in herbal medicines, herbal health products, herbal pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, food supplements, herbal cosmetics, etc. It also addresses various issues that are hampering the advancement of Indian herbal medicine around the globe; these include quality concerns and quality control, pharmacovigilance, scientific investigation and validation, IPR and biopiracy, and the challenge that various indigenous systems of medicine are at risk of being lost. The book also explores the role of traditional medicine in providing new functional leads and modern approaches that can offer elegant strategies for facilitating the drug discovery process. The book also provides in-depth information on various traditional medicinal systems in India and discusses their medical importance. India has a very long history of safely using many herbal drugs. Folk medicine is also a key source of medical knowledge and plays a vital role in maintaining health in rural and remote areas. Despite its importance, this form of medicine largely remains under-investigated. Out of all the traditional medicinal systems used worldwide, Indian traditional medicine holds a unique position, as it has continued to deliver healthcare throughout the Asian subcontinent since ancient times. In addition, traditional medicine has been used to derive advanced techniques and investigate many modern drugs. Given the scope of its coverage, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists and researchers exploring traditional and herbal medicine, as well as graduate students in courses on traditional medicine, herbal medicine and pharmacy.

Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints

Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints
Author: Devi Datt Joshi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-11-02
ISBN 10: 8132208048
ISBN 13: 9788132208044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbal Drugs and Fingerprints Book Review:

Evidence based herbal drugs are on hi-acceptance day by day due to health friendly nature compared to synthetic drugs. The active ingredients in herbal drugs are different chemical classes, e.g. alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, glycosides, phenols, steroids, terpenes etc., are identified at molecular level using current analytical practices, which are unique characteristic, as finger, so known as fingerprints. The fingerprints are used for assessment of quality consistency and stability by visible observation and comparison of the standardized fingerprint pattern, have scientific potential to decipher the claims made on these drugs for authenticity and reliability of chemical constituents, with total traceability, which starts from the proper identification, season and area of collection, storage, their processing, stability during processing, and rationalizing the combinational in case of polyherbal drugs. These quality oriented documents have ample scientific logics so well accepted globally by regulatory authorities and industries, to determine intentional/ unintentional contamination, adulteration, pollutants, stability, quality, etc. parameters. Based on geo-climatic factors, a same plant species has different pharmacological properties due to different ingredients; such regional and morphological variations are identified by fingerprints, at the time of collection of the medicinal herb. The chromatographic (TLC, HPTLC, HPLC, GC,) and spectral (UV-Vis., FTIR, MNR, MS, LC-MS, GC-MS etc.) techniques have world-wide strong scientific approval as validated methods to generate the fingerprints of different chemical classes of active ingredients of herbal drugs. Presently there is a need for a book having all the fingerprinting techniques for herbal drugs at a place with theory, case studies and art to discover patentable forms. The present book is a mile stone in the subject, to be utilized by Scientists, Medical Doctors, Technicians, Industrialists, Researchers, and Students both in PG and UG levels.

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs
Author: Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9780128133743
ISBN 13: 0128133740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs Book Review:

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs: Approaches for Evaluating Natural Products and Traditional Medicine brings together current thinking and practice in the quality control and standardization of herbal drugs. As the use of herbal medicine in therapeutics is rising in both developed and developing countries, this book facilitates the development of quality standards for these medicines. Written by Pulok K. Mukherjee, a leader in the field, the book describes methods, techniques and approaches for evaluating their purity, quality, safety and efficacy. Particular attention is paid to methods that assess activity, the compounds responsible, and their underlying mechanisms of action. The book describes the quality control parameters followed in India and other countries, including Japan, China, Bangladesh, Srilanka and other Asian countries, as well as the regulatory profiles of the European Union and North America. Users will find it to be a comprehensive resource on bio-prospecting for traditional-medicine-inspired drug discovery and development. Provides new information on the research and development of natural remedies Includes essential reading on the study and use of natural resources for preventative or healing purposes References global organizations, such as the WHO, USFDA, CDSCO, TCM and others to serve as a comprehensive document for enforcement agencies, NGOS and regulatory authorities Aids in developing basic knowledge of the various techniques of quality evaluation, such as macroscopy, microscopy, HPTLC, HPLC and LC-MS

Toxicology

Toxicology
Author: Marcelo Larramendy,Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN 10: 9535127160
ISBN 13: 9789535127161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Book Review:

This edited book, Toxicology - New Aspects to This Scientific Conundrum, is intended to provide an overview on the different xenobiotics employed every day in our anthropogenic activities. We hope that this book will continue to meet the expectations and needs of all interested in the implications for the living species of known and new toxicants and to guide them in the future investigations.

Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants
Author: M. K. Rai,Geoffrey A. Cordell,Jose L. Martinez,Mariela Marinoff,Luca Rastrelli
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 1466507950
ISBN 13: 9781466507951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants Book Review:

This volume provides a contemporary overview of new strategies for traditional medicine development. It emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information, determining the active principles, and examining the genetic diversity and range of actions of traditional medicines. It discusses the challenges of using traditional medicines for diseases where access to modern medicine is limited, and the research areas needed to improve quality, safety, and efficacy for enhancing healthcare. Affirming the importance of traditional medicines as an essential and integral component of healthcare systems, it explores the vast opportunities for their evidence-based development.

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines
Author: Dilip Ghosh,Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 1351741349
ISBN 13: 9781351741347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Medicines Book Review:

Globally, natural medicine has been considered as an important alternative to modern allopathic medicine. Although natural medicines are popular in society, only limited medicinal herbs have been scientifically evaluated for their potential in medical treatment. This book connects various aspects of the complex journey from traditional medicine to modern medicine. It provides information on topics including global regulations and regulatory hurdles, diverse nutritional challenges and potential health benefits, novel food innovations especially seed-to-clinic approaches, and future trends. Features • Provides information on sustainable use of natural products in the development of new drugs and clinically validated herbal remedies • Discusses issues on evaluation and clinical aspects of herbal medicine, promotion and development, safety evaluation, metabolite profiling, biomarker analysis, formulation, and stability testing • Describes traditional uses of natural medicine through identification, isolation and structural characterization of their active components • Elucidates mechanisms of biological action, adverse effects and identification of their molecular targets of natural medicine • Multidisciplinary appeal including chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy and cell and molecular biology, as well as integration with clinical medicine This book serves as an essential guide for individuals researching natural medicines, and industry employees in areas including drug development, pharmacology, natural products chemistry, clinical efficacy, ethnopharmacology, pharmacognosy, phytotherapy, phyto-technology and herbal science.

Communicating Risks and Benefits

Communicating Risks and Benefits
Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN 10: 9780160901799
ISBN 13: 0160901790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating Risks and Benefits Book Review:

Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Evidence Based Validation of Traditional Medicines

Evidence Based Validation of Traditional Medicines
Author: Subhash C. Mandal
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1134
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9811581274
ISBN 13: 9789811581274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants
Author: Jayanta Kumar Patra,Gitishree Das,Sanjeet Kumar,Hrudayanath Thatoi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-08-05
ISBN 10: 0429675380
ISBN 13: 9780429675386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Ethnopharmacology and Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants provides a multitude of contemporary views on the diversity of medicinal plants, discussing both their traditional uses and therapeutic claims. This book emphasizes the importance of cataloging ethnomedical information as well as examining and preserving the diversity of traditional medicines. It also discusses the challenges present with limited access to modern medicine and the ways in which research can be conducted to enhance these modern practices. The book also explores the conservation procedures for endangered plant species and discusses their relevance to ethnopharmacology. Each chapter of this book relays the research of experts in the field who conducted research in diverse landscapes of India, providing a detailed account of the basic and applied approaches of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology. The book reviews multiple processes pertaining to medicinal plants, such as collecting the traditional therapeutic values and validation methods. It also explores developments in the field such as the diversity and medicinal potential of unexplored plant species and applications in drug formulation to fight against anti-microbial resistance (AMR).

Phytopharmacy

Phytopharmacy
Author: Sarah E. Edwards,Ines da Costa Rocha,Elizabeth M. Williamson,Michael Heinrich
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 1118543459
ISBN 13: 9781118543450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytopharmacy Book Review:

Healthcare professionals, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses, are often confronted with patients who use over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicinal products and food supplements. While taking responsibility for one’s own health and treatment options is encouraged, many patients use these products based on limited (and sometimes inaccurate) information from non-scientific sources, such as the popular press and internet. There is a clear need to offer balanced, well-informed advice to patients, yet a number of studies have shown that, generally, conventionally trained health practitioners consider their knowledge about herbal medicinal products and supplements to be weak. Phytopharmacy fills this knowledge gap, and is intended for use by the busy pharmacist, nurse, or doctor, as well as the ‘expert patient’ and students of pharmacy and herbal medicine. It presents clear, practical and concise monographs on over a hundred popular herbal medicines and plant-based food supplements. Information provided in each monograph includes: • Indications • Summary and appraisal of clinical and pre-clinical evidence • Potential interactions • Contraindications • Possible adverse effects An overview of the current regulatory framework is also outlined, notably the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive. This stipulates that only licensed products or registered traditional herbal medicinal products (THRs), which have assured quality and safety, can now legally be sold OTC. Monographs are included of most of the major herbal ingredients found in THRs, and also some plant-based food supplements, which while not strictly medicines, may also have the potential to exert a physiological effect.

Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Phytoconstituents

Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Phytoconstituents
Author: Madhu Gupta,Durgesh Nandini Chauhan,Vikas Sharma,Nagendra Singh Chauhan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 1351057626
ISBN 13: 9781351057622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Phytoconstituents Book Review:

Novel Drug Delivery Systems for Phytoconstituents discusses general principles of drug targeting, construction material and technological concerns of different phytoconstituent in delivery systems. It focuses on the development of novel herbal formulations and summarizes their method of preparation, type of active ingredients, route of administration, biological activity and their applications. It dicusses therapeutic activities of plant derived chemicals, their limitations in clinical applications and novel drug delivery solutions to overcome them to provide better therapeutic effects with controlled and targeted drug delivery. Focus on drug delivery of phytomolecules Act as bridge between natural product scientist and clinical doctors Discusses mechanism of poor bioavailability of herbal molecules Increases awareness towards phytochemical efficacy Summarizes efficient novel delivery systems-based formulations. It extensively covers the applications of novel drug delivery systems including polymeric nanoparticles, solid lipid nanoparticles, nanostructured lipid capsules, liposomes, phytosomes, microsphere, transferosomes, and ethosomes. Some chapters are especially focused on anticancer phytodrugs, silymarin, andrographolide, berberine, and curcumin delivery with special emphasis on their application.

Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Author: Hany El-Shemy
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN 10: 9535129775
ISBN 13: 9789535129776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Book Review:

This book covers interesting research topics and the use of natural resources for medical treatments in some severe diseases. The most important message is to have native foods which contain high amount of active compounds that can be used as a medicinal plant. Most pharmaceutical drugs were discovered from plants, and still ongoing research will have to predict such new active compounds as anti-diseases. I do believe this book will add significant knowledge to medical societies as well as can be used for postgraduate students.

WHO Guidelines on Safety Monitoring of Herbal Medicines in Pharmacovigilance Systems

WHO Guidelines on Safety Monitoring of Herbal Medicines in Pharmacovigilance Systems
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789241592215
ISBN 13: 9241592214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO Guidelines on Safety Monitoring of Herbal Medicines in Pharmacovigilance Systems Book Review:

Safety is a fundamental principle in the privision of herbal medicines and herbal products for health care and a critical component of quality control. These guidelines provide practical technical guidance for monitoring the safety of herbal medicines with pharmacovigilance systems.

Evaluation of Herbal Medicinal Products

Evaluation of Herbal Medicinal Products
Author: Peter J. Houghton,Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780853697510
ISBN 13: 0853697515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of Herbal Medicinal Products Book Review:

"This book presents a structural approach to the evaluation of herbal medicinal products for quality, safety and efficacy. There has been an enormous growth in the market for herbal medicinal products in the last twenty five years. However the rediscovery of natural substances with therapeutic potential has raised questions of quality, safety and efficacy on the part of the consumer and also from health professionals. This book brings together current thinking and practice in these areas highlighting current research. In the light of increasing legislation to enforce better standards for these products and the demand by legislators and the public for assurance of safe and effective use, this book seeks to provide a state-of-the-art review, which informs and guides those who seek to promote their use. This book also gives an overview of the place of ethno pharmacology in the development of herbal medicinal products and discusses good agricultural and collection practices, marker analysis and stability testing which contribute to assessment of good quality of these materials." -- Publisher description.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine
Author: Iris F. F. Benzie,Sissi Wachtel-Galor
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 1439807167
ISBN 13: 9781439807163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbal Medicine Book Review:

The global popularity of herbal supplements and the promise they hold in treating various disease states has caused an unprecedented interest in understanding the molecular basis of the biological activity of traditional remedies. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects focuses on presenting current scientific evidence of biomolecular ef

Wound Healing

Wound Healing
Author: Vlad Alexandrescu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN 10: 9535126784
ISBN 13: 9789535126782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wound Healing Book Review:

Outstanding scientific advances over the last decades unceasingly reveal real complexity of wound-healing process, astonishing in its staged progression, as life is unfolding itself. This natural course of tissue repair seems to bear thousands of overlapping molecular and macroscopic processes that nowadays only start to unfold to our knowledge. The present volume collecting recent scientific references proposes to readers a two-folded audacious goal. First, an updated design of intimate cellular mechanisms is entailed in tissue regeneration that emanates from the first section of the book. Next, a multidisciplinary therapeutic perspective that focuses on macroscopic healing throughout the second part of this work adds clinically integrated observation. Practical diagnostic and treatment information is appended in each chapter that may equally help experienced clinicians or dedicated students and researchers in broadening essential breaking points of their work. It is the wish of all multidisciplinary experts who gather prominent author's panel of this volume to incorporate latest medical reports and compel limits of current understanding for better tissue regeneration, limb salvage, and improved quality of life of our patients.

Chromatographic Fingerprint Analysis of Herbal Medicines

Chromatographic Fingerprint Analysis of Herbal Medicines
Author: Hildebert Wagner,Rudolf Bauer,Dieter Melchart,Pei-Gen Xiao,Anton Staudinger
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2011-11-24
ISBN 10: 3709107636
ISBN 13: 9783709107638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chromatographic Fingerprint Analysis of Herbal Medicines Book Review:

This manual, to be published in two volumes, provides a condensed overview of the analytical investigation of 80 Chinese Herbal Drugs which are most frequently in use. Thin layer chromatographic-, high pressure liquid chromatographic- and gas chromatographic-fingerprint analytical techniques allow the detection of all main low-molecular constituents of a plant drug and even single constituents can be visualized. Analytical results thereof are shown in numerous color figures. The quality proof of the investigation meets the standard of the European Drug Regulatory Authority. Furthermore, this volume gives a detailed description of the analytical methods used for several drugs. Bioactive constituents, pharmacological and biological activities of several single herbal drugs as well as their therapeutic applications are discussed.

Medicinal Plants and Environmental Challenges

Medicinal Plants and Environmental Challenges
Author: Mansour Ghorbanpour,Ajit Varma
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 3319687174
ISBN 13: 9783319687179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants and Environmental Challenges Book Review:

This book sheds new light on the role of various environmental factors in regulating the metabolic adaptation of medicinal and aromatic plants. Many of the chapters present cutting-edge findings on the contamination of medicinal plants through horizontal transfer, as well as nanomaterials and the biosynthesis of pharmacologically active compounds. In addition, the book highlights the impacts of environmental factors (e.g., high and low temperature, climate change, global warming, UV irradiation, intense sunlight and shade, ozone, carbon dioxide, drought, salinity, nutrient deficiency, agrochemicals, waste, heavy metals, nanomaterials, weeds, pests and pathogen infections) on medicinal and aromatic plants, emphasizing secondary metabolisms. In recent years, interest has grown in the use of bioactive compounds from natural sources. Medicinal and aromatic plants constitute an important part of the natural environment and agro-ecosystems, and contain a wealth of chemical compounds known as secondary metabolites and including alkaloids, glycosides, essential oils and other miscellaneous active substances. These metabolites help plants cope with environmental and/or external stimuli in a rapid, reversible and ecologically meaningful manner. Additionally, environmental factors play a crucial role in regulating the metabolic yield of these biologically active molecules. Understanding how medicinal plants respond to environmental perturbations and climate change could open new frontiers in plant production and in agriculture, where successive innovation is urgently needed due to the looming challenges in connection with global food security and climate change. Readers will discover a range of revealing perspectives and the latest research on this vital topic.