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  1. 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

  2. Chamomile

    Medicinal, Biochemical, and Agricultural Aspects

    By Moumita Das

    Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

    This book is a ready reference on German Chamomile (henceforth called Chamomile), a medicinal and aromatic plant of European origin, which is extensively used for its medicinal properties worldwide. The flowers of chamomile contain valuable blue coloured oil which is used in medicines. In addition,...

    Published July 13th 2014 by CRC Press

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine

    Edited by Laïd Boukraâ

    Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

    The use of honey can be traced back to the Stone Age. Evidence can be found for its nutritional and medicinal use beginning with prehistoric and ancient civilizations. Currently, there is a resurgence of scientific interest in natural medicinal products, such as honey, by researchers, the medical...

    Published October 28th 2013 by CRC Press

  8. Carotenoids and Retinal Disease

    Edited by John T. Landrum, John Nolan

    The macular carotenoids play key roles in eye health and retinal disease. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of acquired blindness in much of the world, is associated with low levels of macular pigment. Macular pigment is also essential for enhancing visual performance by...

    Published October 17th 2013 by CRC Press

  9. Anthocyanins in Health and Disease

    Edited by Taylor C. Wallace, M. Monica Giusti

    Anthocyanins, polyphenolic compounds abundant in certain foods, are responsible for the orange-red to blue-violet hues evident in many fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and flowers. Interest in these pigments has intensified due to their potential health-promoting properties as dietary...

    Published September 3rd 2013 by CRC Press

  10. Freshwater Phytopharmaceutical Compounds

    By Santhanam Ramesh, Rajabalaya Rajan, Ramasamy Santhanam

    Herbal medicines have been used as prophylactic measures and curative treatments throughout human history, and crude herbal extracts are commonly used in pharmaceutical research. Producing a variety of structurally novel bioactive compounds or secondary metabolites, freshwater plants provide a...

    Published August 27th 2013 by CRC Press