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Phytomedicine

Phytomedicine
  • Author : Rouf Ahmad Bhat,Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Moonisa Aslam Dervash
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-01
  • Total pages :774
  • ISBN : 9780128241103
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Summary : Phytomedicine: A Treasure of Pharmacologically Active Products from Plants aims to present updated knowledge of plant-based medicines in terms of their research and development, production, and utilization, from the viewpoint of sustainability and by using the latest technologies. The book explores different phytometabolites on a mass scale, coupled with the efficacy, performance and applicability on target organisms to treat curable and fatal diseases. Readers will find a coherent package of phytotherapeutic information regarding inclusive assortment of research based, scientific amplitude of metabolites from the plant world encompassing various action plans. Information is presented sequentially regarding phytochemistry, biological activity and the serviceable aspects of bioactive compounds. The book also addresses various advancements and achievements of novel drugs from plants using molecular and enzymatic activities, and various technological tools in an ecofriendly fashion. Discusses phytotherapeutic properties for a wide range of medical conditions, including anti-pyretic, anti-infective, anti-malarial, Anti-AIDS, anti-diabetic, anti-cancerous, immune-modulatory applications Includes a discussion of synergistic effects of formulations and antagonistic drug interactions Addresses advancements and achievements of novel plant-based drugs using molecular, enzymatic activities and various technological tools in an eco-friendly fashion

New Look to Phytomedicine

New Look to Phytomedicine
  • Author : Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan,Iqbal Ahmad,Debprasad Chattopadhyay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-23
  • Total pages :710
  • ISBN : 9780128146200
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Summary : New Look to Phytomedicine: Advancements in Herbal Products as Novel Drug Leads is a compilation of in-depth information on the phytopharmaceuticals used in modern medicine for the cure and management of difficult-to-treat and challenging diseases. Readers will find cutting-edge knowledge on the use of plant products with scientific validation, along with updates on advanced herbal medicine in pharmacokinetics and drug delivery. This authoritative book is a comprehensive collection of research based, scientific validations of bioactivities of plant products, such as anti-infective, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, immune-modulatory and metabolic disorders presented by experts from across the globe. Step-by-step information is presented on chemistry, bioactivity and the functional aspects of biologically active compounds. In addition, the pharmacognosy of plant products with mechanistic descriptions of their actions, including pathogenicity is updated with information on the use of nanotechnology and molecular tools in relation to herbal drug research. Compiles up-to-date information on the chemotherapeutics used in the treatment of infective and metabolic disorders Presents advancements in the discovery of new drugs from plants using molecular and nanotechnology tools Examines detailed information on the use of herbals agents in cancer, HIV and other ailments, including diabetes, malaria and neurological disorders

Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book

Veterinary Herbal Medicine E-Book
  • Author : Susan G. Wynn,Barbara Fougere
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-12-06
  • Total pages :736
  • ISBN : 9780323070379
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Summary : This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics. More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information. Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals. Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine. Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs. Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals. Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.

Providing Herbal Education at the Grass Root Level

Providing Herbal Education at the Grass Root Level
  • Author : Clement O. Adewunmi,J. M. Agbedahunsi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :130
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105123531118
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Herbal Medicine Past and Present: Trying to give ease

Herbal Medicine Past and Present: Trying to give ease
  • Author : J. K. Crellin,Jane Philpott,A. L. Tommie Bass
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :335
  • ISBN : UOM:39015017018519
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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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-09-06
  • Total pages :546
  • ISBN : 9783319638621
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Summary : 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.

Medicinal Natural Products

Medicinal Natural Products
  • Author : Paul M. Dewick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-01-03
  • Total pages :507
  • ISBN : 0471496413
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Summary : This guide covers classes of natural products in medicine, whether derived from plants, micro-organisms or animals. Structured according to biosynthetic pathway, it is written from a chemistry-based approach.

Medicinal Plants of South Africa

Medicinal Plants of South Africa
  • Author : Ben-Erik Van Wyk,Bosch Van Oudtshoorn,Nigel Gericke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105131232964
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Summary : A guide of the most commonly used and best known SA medicinal plants including their botany, traditional uses and active ingredients

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Edition
  • Author : Maurice M. Iwu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02-04
  • Total pages :506
  • ISBN : 9781466571983
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Summary : 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.

Traditional Medicine in Asia

Traditional Medicine in Asia
  • Author : Ranjit Roy Chaudhury,Uton Muchtar Rafei
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :309
  • ISBN : 9290222247
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Summary : This unique book provides a comprehensive picture of the vivid kaleidoscope of traditional medicine in Asia presented by 34 eminent authors from 15 countries belonging to the different systems like Ayurveda and Chinese Traditional Medicine. Important emerging areas such as harmonization of the traditional systems with modern medicine and the growing role of these systems in the health care structure of countries are also dealt with. Legislation and regulation of these systems and practitioners, an area of growing concern, the need for good preclinical toxicology studies and scientific clinical evaluation of the products and medicinal plants used for therapy are exhaustingly dealt with. The vital issue of protection of traditional systems of medicine and patenting of medicinal plants is discussed in detail. The book is replete with suggestions, and ideas aimed at making traditional systems more effectively, and more widely used for health care. The book also covers the prevailing situation regarding the use and other aspects of traditional medicine in the 10 Member countries of the South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organization.

Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics

Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics
  • Author : Joyce A. Cramer,Bert Spilker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : IND:30000056341781
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Summary : Based on Dr. Spilker's classic Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical Trials, 2nd Edition, this streamlined sourcebook offers an easy-to-understand introduction to an increasingly critical aspect of health care. Seven succinct sections review key aspects of health-related quality of life and the essentials of pharmacoeconomics, providing expert answers to your most pressing questions: What generic HRQOL and disease-specific assessments are available? How are these scales chosen, used, and interpreted? What instruments do I need...and where can I find them? What is the relationship between pharmacoeconomics and quality of life? Between outcomes research and quality of life? Well-organized and easy to use, Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics: An Introduction will become a standard textbook for professionals and students in all areas of medical research and practice.

Herbal Insecticides, Repellents and Biomedicines: Effectiveness and Commercialization

Herbal Insecticides, Repellents and Biomedicines: Effectiveness and Commercialization
  • Author : Vijay Veer,Reji Gopalakrishnan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-15
  • Total pages :258
  • ISBN : 9788132227045
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Summary : This book looks closely at herbal product development and commercialisation. In spite of an ever-growing demand, there is a dearth of safe and effective herbal products that meet consumers’ expectations. Therefore, this book takes it upon itself to elaborate on the development process of herbal insecticides, repellents and biomedicines from a commercialisation point of view. The introductory chapters deal with the various strategies for disease vector control and provide an overview of herbal biomedicines. The subsequent chapter describes plants with mosquito larvicidal activity, including a comprehensive list of lethal concentrations against different mosquito species. The chapter on Himalayan plants discusses potential botanical insecticide sources and their chemical constituents before delving into the topic of natural insecticides of microbial origin and their efficacy against mosquitoes. Plant-derived insecticides belonging to different chemical classes and the extraction, purification and characterisation of bioactive compounds are illustrated, as well. The recent technological advances in the formulation of microbial, biochemical and botanical insecticides are also reviewed. Three chapters focus on important medicinal plants useful for treating human ailments, with special reference to the traditional healing practices of northeastern India. This is followed by a chapter on the production, use and safety of biopharmaceuticals and edible, plant-based vaccines. The intellectual property issues related to herbal products in India including patents, trademarks, geographical indications, trade secrets and traditional knowledge resources are plainly examined. The book ends with a chapter on the herbal product registration process in India, wherein the data requirements for registration, clinical efficacy trials, toxicity studies, quality control, packaging and labelling are clearly explained. In conclusion, this book is a step-by-step guide for the development of safe, effective and commercially viable herbal insecticides, repellents and biomedicines.

Herbal Drugs: Ethnomedicine to Modern Medicine

Herbal Drugs: Ethnomedicine to Modern Medicine
  • Author : Kishan Gopal Ramawat
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-11-25
  • Total pages :402
  • ISBN : 9783540791164
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Summary : Considerable progress has been made in our healthcare system, in particular with respect to sensitive diagnostic tools, reagents and very effective and precise drugs. On the other hand, high-throughput screening technology can screen vast numbers of compounds against an array of targets in a very short time, and leads thus - tained can be further explored. In developing countries, the exploding population exerts pressure not only on natural resources but also on the human population - self, whose members strive to become successful and advance in society. This leads to increased blood pressure, anxiety, obesity-associated lipid disorders, cardiov- cular diseases and diabetes. Most of these diseases result in disturbed family life, including sexual behaviour. Despite technological developments, herbal drugs still occupy a preferential place in a majority of the population in the Third World and terminal patients in the West. Herbal drugs, in addition to being cost effective and easily accessible, have been used since time immemorial and have passed the test of time without having any side effects. The multitarget effects of herbs (holistic approaches) are the fun- mental basis of their utilization. This approach is already used in traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, which has become more popular in the West in recent years. However, the integration of modern science with traditional uses of herbal drugs is of the utmost importance if ones wishes to use ancient knowledge for the betterment of humanity.

Novel Plant Bioresources

Novel Plant Bioresources
  • Author : Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-03
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 9781118460580
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Summary : Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food, Medicine andCosmetics serves as the definitive source of information onunder-utilized plant species, and fills a key niche in ourunderstanding of the relationship of human beings withunder-utilized plants. By covering applications in food, medicineand cosmetics, the book has a broad appeal. In a climate of growing awareness about the perils ofbiodiversity loss, the world is witnessing an unprecedentedinterest in novel plants, which are increasingly prized for theirpotential use in aromas, dyes, foods, medicines and cosmetics. Thisbook highlights these plants and their uses. After an introductorysection which sets the scene with an overview of the historical andlegislative importance of under-utilized plants, the main fourparts of the book are dedicated to the diverse potentialapplication of novel plant bioresources in Food, Medicine,Ethnoveterinary Medicine and Cosmetics. Examples and contributors are drawn from Africa, Europe, the USAand Asia. The economic, social, and cultural aspects ofunder-utilized plant species are addressed, and the book provides amuch needed boost to the on-going effort to focus attention onunder-utilized plant species and conservation initiatives. Byfocusing on novel plants and the agenda for sustainableutilization, Novel Plant Bioresources highlights key issuesrelevant to under-utilized plant genetic resources, and bringstogether international scholars on this important topic.

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants
  • Author : Mahendra Rai,Shandesh Bhattarai,Chistiane M. Feitosa
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-02-15
  • Total pages :418
  • ISBN : 9781000331004
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Summary : The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussion on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for the researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy making, etc.

A Wealth Of Wild Species

A Wealth Of Wild Species
  • Author : Norman Myers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-20
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780429724336
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Summary : This book tells how our welfare is ever more intimately tied up with the welfare of the millions of species that share the One Earth home with us. It presents a synoptic review of the contributions that wild species make, and can make, to our daily lives.

Rainforest Medicine

Rainforest Medicine
  • Author : Jonathon Miller Weisberger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-17
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781583946237
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Summary : Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area's indigenous peoples' approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland rainforest and mountain. The book is illustrated with unique botanical and cultural drawings by Secoya elder and traditional healer Agustin Payaguaje and horticulturalist Thomas Y. Wang as well as by the author himself. Payaguaje shares his sincere imaginal view into the spiritual life of the Secoya; plates of petroglyphs from the sacred valley of Cotundo relate to an ancient language, and other illustrations show traditional Secoya ayahuasca symbols and indigenous origin myths. Two color sections showcase photos of the plants and people of the region, and include plates of previously unpublished full-color paintings by Pablo Cesar Amaringo (1938-2009), an acclaimed Peruvian artist renowned for his intricate, colorful depictions of his visions from drinking the entheogenic plant brew, ayahuasca ("vine of the soul" in Quechua languages). Today the once-dense mysterious rainforest realms are under assault as the indiscriminate colonial frontier of resource extraction moves across the region; as the forest disappears, the traditional human legacy of sustainable utilization of this rich ecosystem is also being buried under modern realities. With over 20 years experience of ground-level environmental and cultural conservation, author Jonathon Miller Weisberger's commitment to preserving the fascinating, unfathomably precious relics of the indigenous legacy shines through. Chief among these treasures is the "shimmering" "golden" plant-medicine science of ayahuasca or yajé, a rainforest vine that was popularized in the 1950s by Western travelers such as William Burroughs and Alan Ginsberg. It has been sampled, reviled, and celebrated by outsiders ever since. Currently sought after by many in the industrialized West for its powerful psychotropic and life-transforming effects, this sacred brew is often imbibed by visitors to the upper Amazon and curious seekers in faraway venues, sometimes with little to no working knowledge of its principles and precepts. Perceiving that there is an evident need for in-depth information on ayahuasca if it is to be used beyond its traditional context for healing and spiritual illumination in the future, Miller Weisberger focuses on the fundamental knowledge and practices that guide the use of ayahuasca in indigenous cultures. Weaving first-person narrative with anthropological and ethnobotanical information, Rainforest Medicine aims to preserve both the record and ongoing reality of ayahuasca's unique tradition and, of course, the priceless forest that gave birth to these sacred vines. Featuring words from Amazonian shamans--the living torchbearers of these sophisticated spiritual practices--the book stands as testimony to this sacred plant medicine's power in shaping and healing individuals, communities, and nature alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Plants and the Human Brain

Plants and the Human Brain
  • Author : David O. Kennedy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-09
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780199914029
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Summary : We're all familiar with the idea that plant-derived chemicals can have an impact on the functioning of the human brain. Most of us reach for a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, many of us occasionally eat some chocolate, some smoke a cigarette or take an herbal supplement, and some people use illicit drugs. We know a great deal about the mechanisms by which the psychoactive components of these various products have their effects on human brain function, but the question of why they have these effects has been almost totally ignored. This book sets out to describe not only how, in terms of pharmacology or psychopharmacology, but more importantly why plant- and fungus-derived chemicals have their effects on the human brain. The answer to this last question resides, in part, with the terrestrial world's two dominant life forms, the plants and the insects, and the many ecological roles the 'secondary metabolite' plant chemicals are trying to play; for instance, defending the plant against insect herbivores whilst attracting insect pollinators. The answer also resides in the intersecting genetic heritage of mammals, plants, and insects and the surprising biological similarities between the three taxa. In particular it revolves around the close correspondence between the brains of insects and humans, and the intercellular signaling pathways shared by plants and humans. Plants and the Human Brain describes and discusses both how and why phytochemicals affect brain function with respect to the three main groups of secondary metabolites: the alkaloids, which provide us with caffeine, a host of poisons, a handful of hallucinogens, and most drugs of abuse (e.g. morphine, cocaine, DMT, LSD, and nicotine); the phenolics, including polyphenols, which constitute a significant and beneficial part of our natural diet; and the terpenes, a group of multifunctional compounds which provide us with the active components of cannabis and a multitude of herbal extracts such as ginseng, ginkgo and valerian.

De materia medica

De materia medica
  • Author : Pedanius Dioscorides Of Anazarbus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-03
  • Total pages :636
  • ISBN : 9783487155715
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Summary : Dies ist die erste moderne englische Übersetzung von Dioscorides' monumentalem Werk De materia medica, das er im 1. Jahrhundert unserer Zeitrechnung schrieb. Sie stützt sich auf den altgriechischen Text, den Max Wellmann 1906-1914 redigierte. Die medizinischen Stoffe, deren Herkunft, Zubereitung und Gebrauch beschrieben sind, schließen mehr als 600 Pflanzen ein, 136 Tiere und tierische Produkte und über 130 Minerale. Die Identifizierung der Pflanzen beruht auf den neuesten Erkenntnissen der Forschung zur griechisch-römischen Botanik. Bereits in der 2. Auflage hat die Autorin drei neue Register hinzugefügt: Pflanzen: Griechisch-Englisch, Tiere: Griechisch-Englisch und Minerale: Griechisch-Englisch, die gemeinsam mit den ursprünglichen Registern von beiden Sprachen aus einen leichteren Zugang zum Text bieten. Das Buch wendet sich an Klassische Philologen, an Historiker der Medizin und der Naturwissenschaften, an Ethnobotaniker und andere Anthropologen und an Forschungs-Pharmakologen, die in alten und volkstümlichen medizinischen Praktiken nach neuen Chemotherapien suchen. This is the first modern English translation of Dioscorides’ monumental De materia medica, written in the first century of our era. It is based on the Greek text established by Max Wellmann in 1906-1914. The medicinal materials of which the sources, preparations, and uses are described include more than 600 plants, 136 animals and animal products, and over 130 minerals. The identification of plants is based on the most recent scholarship on ancient Graeco-Roman botany. In this third edition, as in the second, the author has added three indexes: Plants and Plant Products: Greek-English, Animals and Animal Products: Greek-English, Minerals and Mineral Products: Greek-English that together with the original indexes now offer easy access to the text from either language. The book will be of interest to classical philologists, to historians of medicine and of science, to ethnobotanists and other anthropologists, and to research pharmacologists who explore ancient and folk medical practices in the search of new chemotherapies.

Medicinal Plants for Forest Conservation and Health Care

Medicinal Plants for Forest Conservation and Health Care
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : 925104063X
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Summary : This volume brings together a collection of papers by some experts in medicinal plants. It is presented as a contribution to clarifying the many policy and technical issues associated with the conservation, use, production and trade of medicinal plants. This publication draws attention to the huge contribution of medicinal plants to traditional and modern health care systems, but also alert the readers on the many problems and challenges facing their sustainable development, such as: assessment and management of the medicinal plant resource base; best harvesting and processing practices; trade issues and aspects dealing with the intellectual property rights on traditional medicine by indigenous peoples. The use of this document will help raise the awareness on medicinal plants as an important forest resource, and will help ensure that medicinal plants are adequately included in forest conservation and utilization programmes.

Natural Products and Drug Discovery

Natural Products and Drug Discovery
  • Author : Subhash C. Mandal,Vivekananda Mandal,Tetsuya Konishi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-16
  • Total pages :776
  • ISBN : 9780081021040
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Summary : Natural Products and Drug Discovery: An Integrated Approach provides an applied overview of the field, from traditional medicinal targets, to cutting-edge molecular techniques. Natural products have always been of key importance to drug discovery, but as modern techniques and technologies have allowed researchers to identify, isolate, extract and synthesize their active compounds in new ways, they are once again coming to the forefront of drug discovery. Combining the potential of traditional medicine with the refinement of modern chemical technology, the use of natural products as the basis for drugs can help in the development of more environmentally sound, economical, and effective drug discovery processes. Natural Products & Drug Discovery: An Integrated Approach reflects on the current changes in this field, giving context to the current shift and using supportive case studies to highlight the challenges and successes faced by researchers in integrating traditional medicinal sources with modern chemical technologies. It therefore acts as a useful reference to medicinal chemists, phytochemists, biochemists, pharma R&D professionals, and drug discovery students and researchers. Reviews the changing role of natural products in drug discovery, integrating traditional knowledge with modern molecular technologies Highlights the potential future role of natural products in preventative medicine Supported by real world case studies throughout