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Modern Phytomedicine: Turning Medicinal Plants into Drugs



Modern Phytomedicine: Turning Medicinal Plants into Drugs

Iqbal Ahmad (Editor), Farrukh Aqil (Editor), Mohammad Owais (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60953-6 December 2006 404 Pages


This timely and original handbook paves the way to success in plant-based drug development, systematically addressing the issues facing a pharmaceutical scientist who wants 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 reported here published for the first time. The result is a valuable source of information unavailable elsewhere.
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
"...Primariliy, this book is dedicated, but also highly recommended, to students, teachers and researchers enganged in universities, R&D insitutions, pharmaceutical or herbal industry, as well as health organizations."
Advances in Food Sciences, 07/2007