By Ray Upton et al. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1420073281

ISBN-13: 9781420073287

Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the yank Botanical CouncilCompiled via the yank natural Pharmacopoeia®, this quantity addresses the inability of authoritative microscopic descriptions of these medicinal plant species presently in exchange. It comprises an atlas offering exact textual content and picture descriptions of greater than a hundred and forty medicinal plant species and their  Read more...

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J. S. 1929. The Mystery and Art of the Apothecary. , 287 pp. Wagner H. 2004. Revival of Pharmacognosy. Classical Botanical Pharmacognosy. Satellite Symposium: Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, Phoenix, AZ. , and J. Gruenwald. 1997. Germany moves to the forefront of the European herbal medicine industry. April 15, 1997, Genetic Engineering News 17:14, 29. —What’s That? ” . 4 Pharmacognosis—Knowledge of Medicines . . . . . . 4 Pharmacognosy—A Descriptive Science . . .

19 Botanical Microscopy—Pharmacy’s Unique Contribution to Science . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Microscopic Sleuthing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Specificity of Microscopy . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Quality Assurance of Herbal Ingredients . . . . . . 24 Botanical Pharmacognosy—A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 References and Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . indb 3 10/28/10 5:11:12 PM 4 American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy — Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines [Pharmacognosy] has been employed throughout the course of man’s life on earth—by primitive hunters and warriors who selected specific plants for preparing spear and arrow poisons; by priest-physicians and herbalists who learned by trial and error that some plants produced and others dispelled the symptoms of disease; by apothecaries and chemists who prepared more potent and stable products from crude materials.

2004. Revival of Pharmacognosy. Classical Botanical Pharmacognosy. ) contribute to its putative clinical antidepressant and anxiolytic effects (Figure 6). These actions included the blockade of α2-receptors, down regulation of serotonin receptors, and modulation of a variety of neurotransmitters. The second example used garlic and highlighted the variety of different therapeutic actions associated with garlic’s various constituents (Figure 7). The third example showed how a multi-ingredient herbal compound can address the numerous underlying manifestations of a condition, with the herbal ingredients contributing not just one, but rather a multiple of activities that are beneficial for the condition (Figure 8).

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