Constituents of Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Herbal Medicine (2nd edition)

Constituents of Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Herbal Medicine (2nd edition)

By: Andrew Pengelly (author)Paperback

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During recent years herbal medicine has become an increasingly scientifically based system of healing. Due to demands from both the public and medical establishments, studies leading to the scientific explanation of plant therapeutic capabilities are allowing this practice to gain increasing credibility and acceptance within the medical community.This book provides an introduction to the complex area of plant constituents and the therapeutic activities associated with them.

Contents

1: Introduction to phytochemistry 2: Phenols 3: Polyphenols-tannins and flavonoids 4: Glycosides 5: Terpenes 6: Triterpenoids and saponins 7: Essential oils and resins 8: Fixed oils and alkamides 9: Polysaccharides 10: Alkaloids

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780851998077
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780851998077
  • ISBN10: 0851998070
  • edition: 2nd edition

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