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The Resource Medicinal plants : classification, biosynthesis and pharmacology, Alejandro Varela and Jasiah Ibañez, editors

Medicinal plants : classification, biosynthesis and pharmacology, Alejandro Varela and Jasiah Ibañez, editors

Label
Medicinal plants : classification, biosynthesis and pharmacology
Title
Medicinal plants
Title remainder
classification, biosynthesis and pharmacology
Statement of responsibility
Alejandro Varela and Jasiah Ibañez, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Plants have been the main source of medicines since ancient times. Practically all human societies have utilized plants not only as sources of nutrition but also as therapy against diseases and ailments. Considering the fact that the synthesis of a pharmaceutical requires an enormous investment of research and money, the discovery of useful medicinal plants which have been used for millennia is very appealing. This book examines Scutellaria baicalensis, one of the most widely used medicinal plants whose roots have been used for anti-inflammation, anticancer, decreasing blood pressures, reducing the total cholesterol level and treating bacterial and viral infections. The pharmacological, toxicological reports and clinical applications of B-carotene, an organic compound abundant in plants and fruits, is also explored. Furthermore, diabetes is a metabolic syndrome resulting from low levels of insulin. This book focuses on recent examples of traditional medicines and foods that have been validated by scientific evaluation as having promising activity for the prevention and/or treatment of diabetes. Other chapters in this book describe compounds found in some plants that have been tested in different bioassays and showed anti-mycobacterial activity, the advantages of the novel quality control near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) tool in medicinal plant analysis, and a quantitative analysis of polysaccharides from medicinal plants and fungi."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
615/.321
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RS164
LC item number
.M354 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QV 766
NLM item number
M4867 2009
Series statement
Biotechnology in agriculture, industry and medicine series
Label
Medicinal plants : classification, biosynthesis and pharmacology, Alejandro Varela and Jasiah Ibañez, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biological effects of ss-carotene / Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez ... [et al.] -- Native medicinal plants used in the ethnomedicine of the Córdoba Hills in central Argentina : relevance and interest for primary health care and conservation / Gustavo J. Martínez, Maro Sato, Marta Ojeda -- Gastroprotective triterpenoids : pharmacological mechanism / Aracely E. Chávez-Piña, Andrés Navarrete -- Biosyntheses and bioactivities of flavonoids in the medicinal plant Scutellaria baicalensis / Hua-Bin Li ... [et al.] -- Management of diabetes with diet and plant-derived drugs / Vandana Gulati, Ian H. Harding, Enzo A. Palombo -- Biomolecules with anti-mycobacterial activity / Jorge Castro-Garza, Delia E. Cruz-Vega, Ma. Teresa González-Garza -- Metal concentrations in Taiwanese health food, Angelica keiskei, other products and maximum daily intake / Chien-Yi Chen -- Pharmacologic study of some plant species from the Brazilian northeast : Calotropis procera, Agava sisalana, Solanum paludosum, Dioscorea cayenensis and Crotalara retusa / Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos ... [et al.] -- Ethnobotany and experimental pharmacology of Echinodorus grandiflorus (chapéu de couro) / Sônia Sin Singer Brugiolo ... [et al.] -- Non-invasive near infrared spectroscopic techniques for the characterization of medicinal plants and their constituents / C.W. Huck, G.K. Bonn -- What is the future of phytotherapy? a commentary / Paolo Sossai -- Quality control of polysaccharides from medicinal plants and fungi / Jia Guan, Shao-Ping Li -- Medicinal plants : a tool to overcome antibiotic resistance? / Philippe N. Okusa, Caroline Stévigny, Pierre Duez
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 367 p.
Isbn
9781608760275
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009029738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn427500875
Label
Medicinal plants : classification, biosynthesis and pharmacology, Alejandro Varela and Jasiah Ibañez, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biological effects of ss-carotene / Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez ... [et al.] -- Native medicinal plants used in the ethnomedicine of the Córdoba Hills in central Argentina : relevance and interest for primary health care and conservation / Gustavo J. Martínez, Maro Sato, Marta Ojeda -- Gastroprotective triterpenoids : pharmacological mechanism / Aracely E. Chávez-Piña, Andrés Navarrete -- Biosyntheses and bioactivities of flavonoids in the medicinal plant Scutellaria baicalensis / Hua-Bin Li ... [et al.] -- Management of diabetes with diet and plant-derived drugs / Vandana Gulati, Ian H. Harding, Enzo A. Palombo -- Biomolecules with anti-mycobacterial activity / Jorge Castro-Garza, Delia E. Cruz-Vega, Ma. Teresa González-Garza -- Metal concentrations in Taiwanese health food, Angelica keiskei, other products and maximum daily intake / Chien-Yi Chen -- Pharmacologic study of some plant species from the Brazilian northeast : Calotropis procera, Agava sisalana, Solanum paludosum, Dioscorea cayenensis and Crotalara retusa / Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos ... [et al.] -- Ethnobotany and experimental pharmacology of Echinodorus grandiflorus (chapéu de couro) / Sônia Sin Singer Brugiolo ... [et al.] -- Non-invasive near infrared spectroscopic techniques for the characterization of medicinal plants and their constituents / C.W. Huck, G.K. Bonn -- What is the future of phytotherapy? a commentary / Paolo Sossai -- Quality control of polysaccharides from medicinal plants and fungi / Jia Guan, Shao-Ping Li -- Medicinal plants : a tool to overcome antibiotic resistance? / Philippe N. Okusa, Caroline Stévigny, Pierre Duez
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 367 p.
Isbn
9781608760275
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009029738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn427500875

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