Trease and Evans' Pharmacognosy

Author: William Charles Evans


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  • ISBN: 9780702029332
  • Author: William Charles Evans
  • Publ Date: 2009-06-19
  • Edition: 16
  • Pages: 616
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 6850

Table of Contents :

Part 1: Introduction Plants in medicine: the origins of pharmacognosy The scope and practice of pharmacognosy Plant nomenclature and taxonomy Part 2: The plant and animal kingdoms as sources of drugs Biological and geographical sources of drugs A taxonomic approach to the study of medicinal plants and animal-derived drugs Pharmacological activities of natural products Synergy and other interactions in phytomedicines Traditional plant medicines as a source of new drugs Discovering new lead compounds in pharmaceutical research and development Part 3: Principles related to the commercial production, quality and standardization of natural products Commerce in crude drugs Production of crude drugs Plant growth regulators Plant cell and tissue culture; biological conversions; clonal propagation Phytochemical variation within a species Deterioration of stored drugs Quality control Part 4: Phytochemistry General methods associated with the phytochemical investigation of herbal products Basic metabolic pathways and the origin of secondary metabolites Part 5: Pharmacopoeial and related drugs of biological origin Introduction Hydrocarbons and derivatives Carbohydrates Phenols and phenolic glycosides Volatile oils and resins Saponins, cardioactive drugs and other steroids Miscellaneous isoprenoids Cyanogenetic glycosides, glucoinolate compounds and miscellaneous glycosides Alkaloids The search for naturally-derived anticancer agents Antiprotozoal natural products An overview of drugs with antihepatotoxic and oral hypoglycaemic activities Antibacterial and antiviral drugs Vitamins and hormones The plant nutraceuticals Colouring and flavouring agents Miscellaneous products Part 6: Plants in complementary and traditional systems of medicine Introduction Herbal medicine in Britain and Europe: regulation and practice Asian medicine Chinese herbs in the West Plants in African traditional medicine - some perspectives Part 7: Nonmedicinal toxic plants and pesticides Hallucinogenic, allergenic, teratogenic and other toxic plants Pesticides of natural origins Part 8: Morphological and microscopical examination of drugs Plant description, morphology and anatomy Cell differentiation and ergastic cell contents Techniques in microscopy Index


"Trease and Evans" is an encyclopedic reference work on pharmacognosy - the study of those natural substances, principally plants, that find a use in medicine. Its popularity and longevity stem from the book's balance between classical (crude and powdered drugs' characterization and examination) and modern (phytochemistry and pharmacology) aspects of this branch of science, as well as the editor's recognition in recent years of the growing importance of complementary medicines, including herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy.


"The book is a wealth of multi-disciplinary information, including a synopsis of plant morphology and anatomy, plant taxonomy with notes on the families of flowering plants and their products, commercial plant drug production, ethnopharmacology, and metabolic pathways and secondary metabolites. Here is an essential reference work that also justifies why plants and botany are so vital to human life." Plant Talk, January 2004 ..".book has been extensively revised, certain sections rewritten and additional chapters by specialist contributors included, bringing it up to date in the ever advancing field of pharmacognosy. Each section of the book is well presented with current and comprehensive referencing plus relevant illustrations. This bigger and better edition has much to offer those working in the field of phyto-medicine including aromatherapists and educators. It constitutes a 'must have' text." The International Journal of Aromatherapy


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