Powdered Crude Drug Microscopy of Leaves and Barks

Powdered Crude Drug Microscopy of Leaves and Barks
Author: Vidhu Aeri,D.B. Anantha Narayana,Dharya Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 0128182253
ISBN 13: 9780128182253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powdered Crude Drug Microscopy of Leaves and Barks Book Review:

Powdered Crude Drug Microscopy of Leaves and Barks investigates various microscopic techniques used in the examination of structural and cellular features in order to determine their botanical origin. These methods are useful in identifying species with similar morphological characters. Today, there is a variety of methods available to authenticate herbal drugs, ranging from simple morphological examination to physical and chemical analysis, and DNA molecular biology. Due to cost, powder microscopy is the most practical method for primary authentication. Botanical microscopy is a unique, valuable, rapid and cost-effective assessment tool, and plays an important role in the authentication and assessment of medicinal plants. This book is an essential resource for students and researchers involved in the study of plants and natural products, as well as professionals in industries manufacturing plant-based products for use during quality control and assurance steps. Provides a fundamental understanding of the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of crude drugs, including photographs of herbs in their raw and powder forms. Presents specific characteristics and sub-features for identifying barks and leaves, including stone cells, calcium oxalate crystals, starch grains, medullary rays, fibres, sclereids, cork, isolated oil cells, tubular lactiferous canals, phloem parenchyma, masses, rhytidoma, parenchyma and secretory canals. Includes specific characteristics for identifying leaves, such as epidermis, stomata, trichomes, calcium oxalate crystals, fibres, cell contents, cystoliths, lamina, starch grains, tracheids, lactiferous canals and xylem vessels. Demonstrates how the specificity of characteristics for a particular bark or leaf in powder form can lead to its authentication. Features standard operating protocols for preparation of slides and lab samples using industrially operated grinders to observe general as well as distinguishing microscopical characters of barks and leaves.

Practical Pharmacognosy

Practical Pharmacognosy
Author: Dr. K. R. Khandelwal
Publsiher: Pragati Books Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2008-09-07
ISBN 10: 9788185790305
ISBN 13: 8185790302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quality Control Methods for Medicinal Plant Materials

Quality Control Methods for Medicinal Plant Materials
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 115
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9241545100
ISBN 13: 9789241545105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Control Methods for Medicinal Plant Materials Book Review:

A collection of test procedures for assessing the identity, purity, and content of medicinal plant materials, including determination of pesticide residues, arsenic and heavy metals. Intended to assist national laboratories engaged in drug quality control, the manual responds to the growing use of medicinal plants, the special quality problems they pose, and the corresponding need for international guidance on reliable methods for quality control. Recommended procedures - whether involving visual inspection or the use of thin-layer chromatography for the qualitative determination of impurities - should also prove useful to the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacists working with these materials.

Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin

Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin
Author: Rohit Dutt,Anil K. Sharma,Raj K. Keservani,Vandana Garg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN 10: 1000765156
ISBN 13: 9781000765151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin Book Review:

This new volume, Promising Drug Molecules of Natural Origin, explores potential beneficial drug substances derived from nature. It presents the general principles, characteristics, evaluation techniques, and applications involved in drug molecules from natural sources, such as plants and marine life. With chapters from renowned experts from around the world, the chapters in this volume address the challenges of standardization of herbal medicines, methods of characterization of natural medicines and phyto-constituents, and quality control methods for herbal medicines. Several chapters in the book focus on the evolution of phyto-constituents in cancer therapeutics, while others deal with applications for other diseases, such as diabetes and neuroinflammatory disorders. The volume also specifically reviews heterocyclic drugs from plants. This volume will be a valuable resource for faculty and advanced students in pharmaceutics as well as researchers, scientists, and industry professionals in medicine and drug development.

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1466571985
ISBN 13: 9781466571983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition Book Review:

With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

Histology of medicinal plants

Histology of medicinal plants
Author: William Mansfield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1916
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:24503408888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research

Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research
Author: Milan S. Stankovic
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 3039281186
ISBN 13: 9783039281183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research Book Review:

The book entitled Medicinal Plants and Natural Product Research describes various aspects of ethnopharmacological uses of medicinal plants; extraction, isolation, and identification of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants; various aspects of biological activity such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, immunomodulatory activity, etc., as well as characterization of plant secondary metabolites as active substances from medicinal plants.

American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record

American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015010956830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pharmacognosy

Pharmacognosy
Author: Nirali Prakashan
Publsiher: Nirali Prakashan
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9788196396152
ISBN 13: 8196396155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
Author: Roy Upton,Alison Graff,Georgina Jolliffe,Reinhard Länger,Elizabeth Williamson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1420073281
ISBN 13: 9781420073287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the American Botanical CouncilCompiled by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, this volume addresses the lack of authoritative microscopic descriptions of those medicinal plant species currently in trade. It includes an atlas providing detailed text and graphic descri

A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Appalachia

A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Appalachia
Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture,Arnold Krochmal,Et Al
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781410221179
ISBN 13: 1410221172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Medicinal Plants of Appalachia Book Review:

Illustrated descriptions of 126 medicinal plants of the Appalachian region, with information for collectors about where the plant grows, parts used, reputed and recognized usages, flowering period, and common names. Plant collecting and preparation methods are also described. Glossary of pharmaceutical and botanical terms.

Indian Medicinal Plants

Indian Medicinal Plants
Author: P. K. Warrier,V. P. K. Nambiar
Publsiher: Orient Blackswan
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9788125003014
ISBN 13: 8125003010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Medicinal Plants Book Review:

Indian Medicinal Plants, based on a treatise prepared by S. Raghunatha Iyer, a scholar of both Sanskrit and Ayurveda, aims to make an authoritative contribution to the field. The original work which drew upon classical texts and current research, as well as the oral medical knowledge of tribal groups has been updated by scholars associated with the Arya Vaidya Sala in Kottakal, India. This unique compendium offers profiles of 500 key species with detailed taxonomic information. One of the leading features of this compilation is the special technique used in the illustrations, both colour and line, which aims to achieve authenticity of texture, colour and form. The book also lists the distribution and popular nomenclature in English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil. The main texts present properties and uses in a format which cites ancient verse texts and ethnobotanical sources. This rare work, in five volumes, should be of special interest to practitioners of alternative medicine, students of Ayurveda, the research and industry associated with medical botany, pharmacologists, sociologists and medical herbalists.

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs
Author: Pulok K. Mukherjee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 0128133988
ISBN 13: 9780128133989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs Book Review:

Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs brings together current thinking and practices for evaluation of natural products and traditional medicines. The use of herbal medicine in therapeutics is on the rise in both developed and developing countries and this book facilitates the necessary development of quality standards for these medicines.This book elucidates on various challenges and opportunities for quality evaluation of herbal drugs with several integrated approaches including metabolomics, chemoprofiling, marker analysis, stability testing, good practices for manufacturing, clinical aspects, Ethnopharmacology and Ethnomedicine inspired drug development. Written by Prof. Pulok K Mukherjee, a leader in this field; the book highlights on various methods, techniques and approaches for evaluating the purity, quality, safety and efficacy of herbal drugs. Particular attention is paid to methods that assess these drugs’ 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, and other Asian countries, as well as the regulatory profiles of the European Union and North America. This book will be useful in bio-prospecting of natural products and traditional medicine-inspired drug discovery and development. Provides new information on the research and development of natural remedies - essential reading on the study and use of natural resources for preventative or healing purposes Brings together current thinking and practices in quality control and standardization of herbal drugs highlighting several integrated approaches for metabolomics, chemo-profiling and marker analysis Aids in developing knowledge of various techniques including macroscopy, microscopy, HPTLC, HPLC, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS etc. with the development of integrated methods for evaluation of botanicals used in traditional medicine Assessment of herbal drugs through bio-analytical techniques, bioassay guided isolation, enzyme inhibition, pharmacological, microbiological, antiviral assays and safety related quality issues References global organizations, such as the WHO, USFDA, CDSCO, AYUSH, TCM and others to serve as a comprehensive document for enforcement agencies, NGOs and regulatory authorities

Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases

Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases
Author: Somasundaram Arumugam,Kenichi Watanabe
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-03-17
ISBN 10: 0128094443
ISBN 13: 9780128094440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases Book Review:

Japanese Kampo Medicines for the Treatment of Common Diseases - Focus on Inflammation provides researchers and clinicians with a current look at how Kampo medicines can be used to effectively treat inflammatory disorders. Japanese Kampo medicines are a mixture of natural and herbal medicines that are available in Japan for the treatment of various diseases. Given their therapeutic potential, they are often prescribed instead of, or alongside, allopathic medicines. Kampo medicines are becoming more widespread and have proven effective for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases, such as colitis, dermatitis, myocarditis, hepatitis, cardiomyopathy, and nephritis. This book offers background on Japanese Kampo medicines, along with a compilation of the published scientific data for several different types of Kampo medicines. It is an evidence-based guide for all those involved in, or interested in, the research and practice of Kampo medicine. Includes both preclinical and clinical data published from a variety of sources and compiled into one book Provides insight for researchers and clinicians on which Kampo medicines will provide the least side effects and offer the most effective therapy for a particular illness Offers important data that will help to inform future research and widen practice in this area

WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants

WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9789241545372
ISBN 13: 9241545372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants Book Review:

This is the second volume in a series of monographs which are intended to promote information exchange and international harmonised standards for the quality control and use of herbal medicines. It contains scientific information on 30 selected plants, and each entry includes a pharmacopoeial summary for quality assurance purposes, information on its clinical application and sections on contraindications, pharmacology, safety issues, and dosage forms. It provides two cumulative indexes with entries in alphabetical order by plant name and according to the plant material of interest.

Rational Phytotherapy

Rational Phytotherapy
Author: Volker Schulz,Rudolf Hänsel,Mark Blumenthal,V. E. Tyler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662096668
ISBN 13: 9783662096666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rational Phytotherapy Book Review:

All practitioners and pharmacists interested in treatment with herbal remedies should have this book at their disposal. It is the definitive practice-oriented introduction - now in its fifth edition - to phytotherapy. Methodically classified by organic systems and fields of application, the text provides a quick insight into dosage, form of application and effects of the most important herbal remedies. Only those herbal remedies that are of pharmacological and clinical efficiency have been considered. The authors are highly experienced in the field of postgraduate medical education, and, with this work, present an indispensable reference book for the medical practice.

Practical Pharmacognosy

Practical Pharmacognosy
Author: Mr. S. B. Gokhale,Dr. C. K. Kokate
Publsiher: Editora Record
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2008-08-07
ISBN 10: 9788185790367
ISBN 13: 8185790361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts Volume 1

Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts  Volume 1
Author: A.N.M. Alamgir
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN 10: 3319638629
ISBN 13: 9783319638621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts Volume 1 Book Review:

This volume focuses on the importance of therapeutically active compounds of natural origin. Natural materials from plants, microbes, animals, marine organisms and minerals are important sources of modern drugs. Beginning with two chapters on the development and definition of the interdisciplinary field of pharmacognosy, the volume offers up-to-date information on natural and biosynthetic sources of drugs, classification of crude drugs, pharmacognosical botany, examples of medical application, WHO ́s guidelines and intellectual property rights for herbal products.

The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs

The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs
Author: Albert Schneider
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 548
Release: 1921
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015077951047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy

Trease and Evans  Pharmacognosy
Author: William Charles Evans
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN 10: 9780702041891
ISBN 13: 0702041890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy Book Review:

This encyclopedic reference work on pharmacognosy covers the study of those natural substances, principally plants, that find a use in medicine. Its popularity and longevity stem from the book's balance between classical (crude and powdered drugs' characterization and examination) and modern (phytochemistry and pharmacology) aspects of this branch of science, as well as the editor's recognition in recent years of the growing importance of complementary medicines, including herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy. No other book provides such a wealth of detail. A reservoir of knowledge in a field where there is a resurgence of interest - plants as a source of drugs are of growing interest both in complementary medicine fields and in the pharmaceutical industry in their search for new 'lead compounds'. Dr Evans has been associated with the book for over 20 years and is a recognised authority in all parts of the world where pharmacognosy is studied, his knowledge and grasp of the subject matter is unique. Meticulously referenced and kept up to date by the editor, new contributors brought in to cover new areas. New chapter on 'Neuroceuticals'. Addition of many new compounds recently added to British Pharmacopoeia as a result of European harmonisation. Considers development in legal control and standardisation of plant materials previously regarded as 'herbal medicines'. More on the study of safety and efficacy of Chinese and Asian drugs. Quality control issues updated in line with latest guidelines (BP 2007).