Christophe Wiart's Medicinal Plants of the Asia-Pacific: Drugs for the Future? PDF

By Christophe Wiart

ISBN-10: 9812563415

ISBN-13: 9789812563415

This worthy e-book offers a readable, introductory textual content to the interesting topic of drug discovery from the medicinal crops of Asia-Pacific. a gently designed format provides greater than four hundred medicinal crops, and comprises description of compound constitution, molecular homes, pharmacology and medical makes use of. With its extensive scope and wide compound listings, this can be a most advantageous reference resource for average items learn utilizing a pharmacological technique. ranging from a suite of vegetation within the rainforests of Asia-Pacific, Wiart indicates how the current nation of data fosters an entire new method of the invention of gear from medicinal crops. Wiart makes use of his method of take care of a awesome array of basic difficulties: from the phylogeny of vegetation, to the molecular foundation of job, obstacles of phytochemistry, and the potential of a really primary idea of ethnopharmacology. Written with extraordinary readability, and illustrated via greater than three hundred unique images and four hundred chemical buildings, this seminal e-book permits scientists and non-scientists alike to take part in what supplies to be a tremendous highbrow revolution.

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Hasrat JA, et al. (1990) J Pharm Pharmacol 49(11): 1145–1149. Liaw CC, et al. (2002) J Nat Prod 65(4): 470–475. Rom’an G. (1998) Curr Opin Neurol 11(5): 539–544. Warning: Cases of association of cancer (due to tannins) and Parkinsonism (due to alkaloids) following ingestion of Annona muricata L. are possible. Artabotrys suaveolens Bl. [From Greek, artao = support and botrys = bunch of grapes and suavis = sweet] Physical description: It is a rainforest climber of Burma, Java, Moluccas and the Philippines.

5 cm–5 cm× 3 cm. The apex of the blade is acuteacuminate; the base is tapering; and the margin is entire and slightly acuminate. 5 mm long. The corolla comprises of 2 distinct whorls of 3 petals which are valvate. The petals are dilated at the base, and develop a cylindrical limb and a recurved apex. 4 cm × 5 mm ripe carpels, each containing a single seed (Fig. 6). Fig. 6. Artabotrys suaveolens Bl. Pharmaceutical interest: The pharCommon name: Akar cenana (Malay). macological properties of Artabotrys suaveolens Bl.

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