All about Pharmacognosy

All about Pharmacognosy

Dictionary of Natural Products Online

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UntitledThe Chapman & Hall/CRC Chemical Database is a structured database holding information on chemical substances. It includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables. The Dictionary of Natural Products Online is a subset of this database and includes all compounds contained in the Dictionary of Natural Products (Main Work and Supplements).

The Dictionary of Natural Products (DNP) is the only comprehensive and fully-edited database on natural products. It arose as a daughter product of the well-known Dictionary of Organic Compounds (DOC) which, since its inception in the 1930s has, through successive editions, always been a leading source of natural product information.

In the early 1980s, following the publication of the Fifth Edition of DOC, the first to be founded on database methods, the Editors and contributors for the various classes of natural products embarked on a programme of enlargement, rationalisation and classification of the natural product entries, while at the same time keeping the coverage up-to-date. In 1992 the results of this major project, which had grown to match DOC in size, were separately published in both book (7 volumes) and CD-ROM format, leaving DOC with coverage of only the most widely distributed and/or practically important natural products. DNP compilation has since continued unabated by a combination of an exhaustive survey of current literature and of historical sources such as reviews to pick up minor natural products and items of data previously overlooked. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 31st, 2015 at 2:11 am

The Natural Capital™ Plant Database

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The Natural Capital™ Plant Database is a repository of temperate climate plant information for ecological design. Our partner designers have combined the best sources of plant research and documentation in order to provide the highest integrity for a wide variety of users.  Whether you are a first-time gardener or an experienced permaculture designer, we hope you find the information you need to take your knowledge of plants and ecological systems to the next level.  We use citations from multiple sources and provide detail on plant characteristics, tolerances and behaviors, ecological functions, human uses, concerns, and plant associates.

Coming Soon! Bamboo and Citrus plants in 2015. We hope to add many more tropical plants and look for submissions from our subscribers.

The Natural Capital Plant Database provides a variety of design tools from searching for plants based on selected criteria to creating ecological analogs.  Downloadable query spreadsheets are formatted on most of the screens with all the information needed for sorting and refining plant choices.

Url : http://permacultureplantdata.com/

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June 30th, 2015 at 1:22 am

Natural Medicines

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Systematic Aggregation, Analysis, and Review of the Literature
Search Strategy
To prepare each Natural Medicines monograph, electronic searches are conducted in many databases, including AMED, CANCERLIT, CINAHL, CISCOM, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, HerbMed, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Medline, and NAPRALERT. Search terms include the common name(s), scientific name(s), and all listed synonyms for each topic. Searches are conducted of additional journals (not indexed in common databases), and of bibliographies from selected secondary references. No restrictions are placed on language or quality of publications. Researchers in the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are consulted for access to additional references or ongoing research.

Selection Criteria
All literature is collected pertaining to efficacy in humans (regardless of study design, quality, or language), dosing, precautions, adverse effects, use in pregnancy/lactation, interactions, alteration of laboratory assays, and mechanism of action (in vitro, animal research, human data). Standardized inclusion/exclusion criteria are utilized for selection. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 28th, 2015 at 6:03 am

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The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG)

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UntitledThe National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world’s tropical plants and to sharing what is learned. In just over 40 years, the NTBG has grown to encompass nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves. Thousands of species have been gathered from throughout the tropical world, through hundreds of field expeditions by staff and through collaborations with other institutions and researchers, to form a living collection that is unparalleled anywhere. This collection includes the largest assemblages of native Hawaiian plant species and of breadfruit cultivars in existence. Many of these plants are threatened and endangered or have already disappeared from their native habitats. In its preserves and beyond its properties, the NTBG is actively working to restore degraded habitats, further expanding its efforts to save plants that are otherwise faced with extinction. NTBG’s gardens are not only havens for imperiled plants – they are living laboratories for both staff scientists and visiting researchers from all over the world. An extensive research library and herbarium are located at NTBG’s headquarters and a state-of-the-art conservation and horticulture center is in the adjacent McBryde Garden. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 20th, 2015 at 2:32 am

Molecular Pharmacognosy-Kanazawa University

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RESEARCH SYNOPSIS

-Discovery and development of drug candidates through total syntheses and synthetic modifications of bioactive natural products focused on antitumor and anti-HIV agents.

-Study on cultivation and quality evaluation of medicinal plants (herbal medicines)

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March 31st, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Phytochemistry & Bioactive Natural Products and Pharmacognosy-University of Geneva

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Teaching activities

Undergraduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for undergraduate students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bachelor and Master) totally or partially given by members of our laboratory

Laboratory coureaching activities Undergraduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for undergraduate students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bachelor and Master) totally or partially given by members of our laboratory Laboratory cours for 3rd year Bachelor students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants) Laboratory cours for Master students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants) Diploma work Graduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for the doctoral students in Pharmaceutical Sciences totally or partially given by members of our laboratorys for 3rd year Bachelor students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants)

Laboratory cours for Master students in Pharmaceutical Sciences (assistants) Diploma work Graduate Lectures and Practical Courses at the University of Geneva Lectures for the doctoral students in Pharmaceutical Sciences totally or partially given by members of our laboratory.

Url: http://www.unige.ch/sciences/pharm/fasie/index.html

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February 5th, 2015 at 5:32 am

Plant Database

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About

The University of Connecticut has developed this site dedicated to the ornamental attributes, appropriate use and identification of landscape plants. This site is geared toward the teaching of landscape plants and contains valuable information for students, homeowners and plant professionals.

At the core of this site are plant information pages that contain text, photographs, illustrations and latin name pronounciations. The plants listed in this resource are meant to create an awareness of the great variety of ornamental plants that will grow in USDA hardiness zone 6 or colder, and to encourage people to think about planting a greater variety of ornamentals. Users should be aware that some plants listed are not readily available and may actually be difficult to find.

The interactive Plant Selector is available to allow users to search the University of Connecticut Plant Database to find trees, shrubs and vines which meet specific landscape situations and express particular ornamental traits.

The majority of images on the UConn Plant Database have been provided by Dr. Mark H. Brand, University of Connecticut. Others who have contributed photographs include: Dr. Edward Corbett, University of Connecticut; Dr. Glenn Dryer, Connecticut College Arboretum; Kimberly A. Mason, University of Connecticut; Jonathan M. Lehrer, University of Connecticut; Michael Harvey, Bartlett Arboretum; Dr. Mark Starrett, University of Vermont; Margaret Taylor, Storrs, CT; and the American Conifer Society.

Url : http://hort.uconn.edu/

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January 27th, 2015 at 12:20 am

PlantGDB and Genome Annotation

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About

The plantgdb.org web resource is currently being managed as part of an NSF-funded project (IOS-1126267) to develop robust genome annotation methods, tools, and standard training sets for the plethora of plant genomes currently or soon to be sequenced. Read more about the project here.

Previously, PlantGDB was developed under NSF grants IOS-0606909 and DBI-0110254 and DBI-0321600.

Project Objectives

The scale of sequence and other data accumulation in plant genomics is outstripping our ability effectively to annotate those genomes. The goal of this project is to develop novel, highly automated, scalable, comprehensive, and accurate approaches to genome annotation to address this problem. Project deliverables include (1) software that implements the novel prediction algorithms, (2) visualization and data access portals, and (3) a cyberinfrastructure environment implementation of the developed tools for distributed computing, sharing of protocols, and analysis provenance recording. In the long run, the project seeks to explore the extent to which genomic biology can transition from a largely descriptive to a highly predictive science driven by quantitative measurements, with algorithms and computation as the domain-adapted language. Read more about project goals and approaches.

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January 27th, 2015 at 12:13 am

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The Philippine Herbs and Supplements Research Database

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Philippine HerbThe Philippine Herbs and Supplements Research Database website was initially funded by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Program. The site is a repository of researches on Philippine medicinal plants, as well as of studies on health supplements used in the country. It is hoped that the website will serve as a “one-stop site” for RESEARCHERS and other stakeholders with interest on Philippine herbs and supplements.

The site is currently divided under five (5) major divisions we believe will assist researchers embarking on a research topic on Philippine herbs and supplements, marked on the MAIN MENU bar as: 1) RESEARCH DATABANK; 2) RESEARCH TOOLS; 3) MONOGRAPHS & ADVISORIES; 4) BOOKS & REVIEWS; and 5) LINKS. Hovering the mouse cursor on a selected division expands it in a drop down menu selections. The categories of selections may be readjusted in future site enhancements and upgrades.

On the TOP LEFT portion of the site below the MAIN MENU bar is the site SEARCH button for searching of documents and related articles contained on the website databases corresponding to keywords entered in the space provided.  Read the rest of this entry »

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November 30th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

American Journal of Ethnomedicine

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American Journal of Ethnomedicine is an open access, peer-reviewed, bimonthly, online journal that aims to promote the exchange of original knowledge and research in any area of ethnomedicine.

American Journal of Ethnomedicine invites research articles and reviews based on original interdisciplinary studies on the inextricable relationships between human cultures and nature/universe, Traditional Environmental/Ecological Knowledge (TEK), folk and traditional medical knowledge, as well as the relevance of these for environmental and public health policies. American Journal of Ethnomedicine invites manuscripts and reviews based on original interdisciplinary research and studies worldwide on the inextricable relationships between human cultures and nature/universe, Traditional Environmental/Ecological Knowledge (TEK), folk and traditional medical knowledge, as well as the relevance of these for primary health care policies in developing countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 16th, 2014 at 3:47 am

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