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American Herbal Pharmacopoeia : Botanical Pharmacognosy - by Ray Upton et al. (eds.)

By Ray Upton et al. (eds.)

Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the yank Botanical CouncilCompiled through the yank natural Pharmacopoeia®, this quantity addresses the shortcoming of authoritative microscopic descriptions of these medicinal plant species at the moment in alternate. It comprises an atlas supplying specified textual content and picture descriptions of greater than a hundred and forty medicinal plant species and their  Read more...

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As a consequence, much of the botanical skills of early pharmacognosists were cast aside. In recent decades, pharmacognosy has mostly been absorbed under the general heading of pharmaceutical sciences, losing its unique identity. This has spurred emotional and prolonged debate of whether the term pharmacognosy clearly or fully describes everything encompassed in the discipline today. indb 4 term pharmacognosy in lieu of nomenclature more befitting the modern manifestation of natural products chemistry, structural elucidation, biological screening, and pharmacognosy as a molecular science.

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.

15 Pharmacognosy—A Shift to “Grind and Find” . . . . 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 .

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