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Modern Phytomedicine. Turning Medicinal Plants into Drugs

  • ID: 2183112
  • Book
  • October 2006
  • Region: Global
  • 404 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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How to turn ancient knowledge into a blockbuster drug. Throughout time, humans have searched, collected, and effectively used plants for healing. Currently, business in medicinal plants is flourishing, and efforts are being made to transform traditionally used herbs into modern drugs conforming to the high pharmacological standards present–day. To achieve this goal, a number of problems concerning the safety and efficacy of medicinal plant products need to be addressed and solved.

This timely and original handbook paves the way to success, systematically addressing the issues facing pharmaceutical scientists wanting to turn a plant compound into a safe and effective drug. Plant pharmacologists from around the world demonstrate the potentials and pitfalls involved, with many of the studies and experiments published here for the first time.

This is a valuable resource, bringing together information that is otherwise unavailable.

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Bioactive Phytocompounds (BPs): New Approach on Modern Phytoscience

Quality Control, Screening, Toxicity and Regulations of Herbal Drugs

Herbal Medicine: Prospects and Constraints

Bioactive Phytocompounds and Products Traditionally used in Japan

Plant Extracts used to manage Bacterial, Fungal and Parasitic Infections in Southern Africa

Biological and Toxicological Properties of Moroccan Plant Extracts

Anti–MRSA and Anti–VRE Activities of Phytoalexin and Phytoncide Isolated from Tropical Plants

Methods for Testing the Antimicrobial Activity of Extracts

Targeted Screening of Bioactive Plant Extracts and Phytocompounds

Activity of Plant Extracts and Plant–derived Compounds against Drug–resistant Microorganisms

Alternative Holistic Medicinal Approach in Total Management of Hepatic Disorders

Traditional Plant and Herbal Remedies Used in the Treatment of Diarrhoeal Disease

Mutagenicity and Antimutagenic Potentials of Plant Extracts and Phytocompound

Potential of Plant–derived Products in the Treatment of Mycobacterial Infections

Ethnomedicinal Antivirals: Scope and Opportunity

Immunomodulatory Effects of Phytocompounds

Use of Liposomal Delivery System for Herbal–based Therapeutics

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Iqbal Ahmad
Farrukh Aqil
Mohammad Owais
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