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New and Published Books

  1. Rhodiola rosea

    Edited by Alain Cuerrier, Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko

    Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

    The genus Rhodiola (Family Crassulaceae) is indigenous to Northern Canada, Europe and Asia where its rhizomes and roots have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Recent interest in the species Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) in the West arose from the use of the rhizome as an adaptogen for the...

    Published December 1st 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Kratom and Other Mitragynines

    The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

    Edited by Robert B. Raffa

    Opioids such as morphine, codeine, and oxycodone are extracts or analogs isolated from a single source: the opium poppy. For a long time, it was believed to be nature’s only source of opioids. But it now appears that biological diversity has evolved an alternative source of opioid compounds—those...

    Published October 28th 2014 by CRC Press

  3. Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials

    From Strategy to Industrial Application

    Edited by Wirasak Smitthipong, Rungsima Chollakup, Michel Nardin

    Since synthetic plastics derived from fossil resources are mostly non-biodegradable, many academic and industrial researchers have shifted their attention toward bio-based materials, which are more eco-friendly. Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by CRC Press

  4. Natural Products Chemistry

    Sources, Separations and Structures

    By Raymond Cooper, George Nicola

    Notoriously cumbersome to isolate and challenging to synthesize, the path of natural products to viable drugs is an arduous journey. Yet compounds isolated from nature have long been known to possess fascinating structures, biological profiles and pharmaceutical potential far greater than anything...

    Published July 28th 2014 by CRC Press

  5. Herbal Drugs as Therapeutic Agents

    By Amritpal Singh

    Phytochemicals are the mainstay of therapeutics of herbal or botanical medicine. Research on phytomolecules is conducted worldwide and several have been screened for clinical trials. This includes several promising anticancer phytomolectules, such as withaferin-a and camphothecin. This book...

    Published July 20th 2014 by CRC Press

  6. Chamomile

    Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects

    By Moumita Das

    Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

    In use as a medicinal plant since time immemorial in Europe and the Middle East, chamomile is gaining popularity in the Americas, Australia, and Asia. The spectrum of disease conditions in which it is used in traditional medicine systems is, quite simply, mind boggling. There is, without a doubt, a...

    Published July 13th 2014 by CRC Press

  7. Handbook of Metallonutraceuticals

    Edited by Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak, Jayant N. Lokhande

    Series: Nutraceuticals

    The nutritional and medicinal value of metals, such as zinc, calcium, and iron, has been known in traditional medicine for a long time. Other metals, such as silver and gold, may also have therapeutic and health benefits. Ancient medicines have long incorporated their use in the treatment of...

    Published April 27th 2014 by CRC Press

  8. Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Edition

    By Maurice M. Iwu

    With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases,...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by CRC Press

  9. Chitin and Chitosan Derivatives

    Advances in Drug Discovery and Developments

    Edited by Se-Kwon Kim

    A natural long-chain polymer, chitin is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods (including crustaceans and insects), the radulas of mollusks, and the beaks and internal shells of cephalopods. However, marine crustacean shells are the primary sources of the...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by CRC Press

  10. Caper

    The Genus Capparis

    By Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen, Shifra Lansky

    Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

    Caper: The Genus Capparis presents a pharmacognostic and ethnopharmacological exploration of the genus Capparis, emphasizing its medicinal potential. There is a long history of safe usage of Capparis parts both in diet and as plant drugs throughout the world, and the details of this usage are...

    Published November 18th 2013 by CRC Press