International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine: Northeast Asia (International Collation of Traditional & Folk Medicine)

By Ji-Xian Guo, Takeatsu Kimura, Paul P. H. But

  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • Publication Date: 2001-07
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 9810245033
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9789810245030

Book Description:

Traditional folk medicine practices in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea – all located in Northeast Asia – are comparable. Since different usage of a folk medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to identiy common applications derived from different empirical knowledge as well as variations in appreciation of the value of the same source in different cultural settings. The fourth volume of this book series continues with the objective of collating relevant information for showing the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practices around the world. It features 147 of the most frequently used medicinal plants, 43 animals, and 10 minerals in Northeast Asia as selected by the international editorial board. The folk medical knowledge in each entry includes the scientific names of the source, local names of the drug, special processing methods, administration methods, and applications in each country. Contraindications and side effects, if any, are highlighted. Relevant scientific data on their chemistry and pharmacology, with references, are also included. All this scientific information should be a valuable asset to medical and research scientists working on the bioactive components of natural products.

Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Policy and Public Health Perspectives

By Gerard Bodeker

  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • Publication Date: 2006-12-29
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 186094616X
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781860946165

Book Description:

This is the first book to address public health issues in traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM). It presents state-of-the-art reviews of TCAM research in a range of priority public health areas such as malaria and HIV and in such common ailments as skin conditions and orthopedic injury in developing countries. Contributions analyze policy trends in areas such as financing of TCAM and education and training in this field as well as selected case studies of model TCAM projects. Important chapters on research methodology, ethical and safety issues, and intellectual property rights pertaining to traditional medicine are also presented.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas

By Chongyun Liu, Angela Tseng, Sue Yang

  • Publisher: CRC
  • Number Of Pages: 904
  • Publication Date: 2004-07-28
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0849315689
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780849315688
  • Binding: Hardcover

Book Description:

A roadmap for easily navigating through the complexities of Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine: Modern Applications of Traditional Formulas presents information about herbal formulas in a practical and easy-to-access format. Bridging the gap between classroom study and the clinical setting, the book supplies information on disease symptoms and their corresponding Chinese herbal formulas. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, the author includes more than 840 formulas that can be used to tailor herbal formulas to meet the specific needs of every patient. Integrating traditional medicine with allopathic terminology, the book provides quick reference to both Chinese and Western diagnoses. Part I provides the herbal formulas in tables, giving quick and easy access to the information. Part II contains allopathic symptoms listed in alphabetical order within each chapter. These two sections allow users to compare back and forth between TCM and allopathic diagnoses. In addition, Part III lists 640 single herbs arranged by the Traditional Chinese Medicine classification system and organized into tables so that practitioners can quickly scan for the similarities and differences of each herb. A number of cross-referenced indexes make it easy to find single herbs and herbal formulas either by their Pinyin, English, or Botanical Latin name. The wealth of information and range of topics covered combined with the straightforward presentation make the book a useful clinical desktop reference and guide for practitioners and students.

The Alkaloids: Chemistry and pharmacology volume 26

by: Arnold Brossi

Part of a monographic series on alkaloids providing coverage of the expanding field of the chemotaxonomy, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis and biology of all classes of alkaloids from higher and lower plants and marine-origin or various terrestrial animals, this volume deals with plant biotechmology and how to get alkaloids from mushrooms.

Lead Molecules from Natural Products, Volume 2: Discovery and New Trends (Advances in Phytomedicine)

by: Mahmud Tareq Hassan Khan, Arjumand Ather

Lead Molecules from Natural Products: Discovery and New Trends provides the reader with a thorough overview of current discoveries and trends in Natural Products research. This book consists of 22 chapters from well known scientists all over the world, with topics ranging from Natural Product Chemistry and Phytochemistry in their most basic form, to Molecular Biology and in silico drug design. Contributors describe their own laboratory experiences, revealing their findings, the legal issues encountered.The chapters, all of equally high quality, summarize years of extensive research in each area, and provide insight in the new themes of natural product research. The information will help to predict promising leads, useful for physicians in the treatment of different diseases and disease manifestations. * Explains the effects of plant extracts on gene expression profiling. * Details medicinal plant research from around the world* Explores a variety of medicinal uses of plants from traditional remedies, to anti-cancer agents and anti-salmonella agents.

Evolution of Metabolic Pathways, Volume 34 (Recent Advances in Phytochemistry)

by: R. Ibrahim, L. Varin, V. De Luca, John Romeo

The past decade has seen major advances in the cloning of genes encoding enzymes of plant secondary metabolism. This has been further enhanced by the recent project on the sequencing of the Arabidopsis genome. These developments provide the molecular genetic basis to address the question of the Evolution of Metabolic Pathways. This volume provides in-depth reviews of our current knowledge on the evolutionary origin of plant secondary metabolites and the enzymes involved in their biosynthesis. The chapters cover five major topics: 1. Role of secondary metabolites in evolution; 2. Evolutionary origins of polyketides and terpenes; 3. Roles of oxidative reactions in the evolution of secondary metabolism; 4. Evolutionary origin of substitution reactions: acylation, glycosylation and methylation; and 5. Biochemistry and molecular biology of brassinosteroids.

Basil: The Genus Ocimum (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – Industrial Profiles)

by: Raimo Hiltunen, Yvonne Holm

Ocimum is an important medicinal plant with uses in food, perfume and therapeutics. This comprehensive book covers all aspects of the botany, phytochemistry, food uses, medicinal uses, pharmacology, cultivation and quality assurance, as well as the economic issues related to this medicinal plant Ocimum and similar genera.In spite of numerous reports on pharmacological activities the main use of Ocimum plants is as aromatic plants and when used in foodstuffs it may have some antioxidative effect. It will be of interest to everybody involved in medicinal and aromatic plant research or related fields.

Lavender: The Genus Lavandula (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – Industrial Profiles, Volume 29)

by:  Maria Lis-Balchin

Lavandula species are mainly grown for their essential oils, which are used in perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and aromatherapy products, and for their use as ornamental plants and ingredients in numerous cottage industry products. Certain types of lavender oil have also been shown to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The dried flowers have been used for centuries in pillows and sachets to promote sleep and relaxation, and oil of spike lavender is used as an insect repellent. Lavender: The Genus Lavandula is a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of our current knowledge of lavender, including:
* taxonomy, and history of usage and nomenclature
* lavender cultivation for essential oil production and retail purposes in different countries
* phytochemistry of the genus
* chemistry of Lavandula oils
* theory and practice of distillation and standardization of lavender essential oils
* pharmacology and therapeutic properties of lavender oil and Lavandula extracts
* use of lavender oil in aromatherapy, perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and medicine
* new research into Lavandula species and their oils With contributions from lavender researchers worldwide, this book will be of interest both to graduate students and scientists in academia and industry who are involved with lavender, to professionals in the lavender growing and retail industry, the perfumery, food and cosmetics industries, and to those interested in lavender for alternative and conventional medical use.

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Geranium and Pelargonium: History of Nomenclature, Usage and Cultivation (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – Industrial Profiles)

Confusion about the genera Geranium and Pelargonium existed even before Linnaeus’ binomial system of classification bundled both into the former category in 1753. Despite later evaluations that separated the two, many practitioners of alternative medicine and aromatherapists, among others, remain unaware of the distinction. Laymen and plant sales personnel are often equally in the dark – the majority of garden center ‘geraniums’ are Pelargonium species and cultivars. This work aims to dispel myths and peel away layers of incorrect and muddled information which contribute to the unclear image of the genera. Geranium and Pelargonium: History of Nomenclature, Usage and Cultivation features discussion and new information on some of the following areas:* taxonomy and history of usage and nomenclature * cultivation for essential oil production and retail purposes in different countries * phytochemistry of the genera * chemistry of Geranium and Pelargonium oils * theory and practice of distillation of Geranium and Pelargonium oils * pharmacology an therapeutic properties of Geranium and Pelargonium oils and extracts * use of Geranium and Pelargonium products in aromatherapy, perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and medicine * new research into Geranium and Pelargonium This book will be of interest to graduate students, scientists and professionals in the Geranium and Pelargonium growing and retail industry, the perfumery, food and cosmetics industries, and to those interested in Geranium and Pelargonium for alternative and conventional medical use.

Figs: The Genus Ficus (Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times)

By Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen

  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Number Of Pages: 415
  • Publication Date: 2010-07-26
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1420089668
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781420089660

Description:

With a history as ancient as any cultivated fruit, many believe the fig has been with us even longer than the pomegranate. The Ficus constitutes one of the largest and hardiest genera of flowering plants featuring as many as 750 species. Although the extraordinary mutualism between figs and their pollinating wasps has received much attention, the phylogeny of both partners is only beginning to be reconstructed. The fig plant does have a long history of traditional use as a medicine and has been a subject of significant modern research.

Figs, the Genus Ficus brings together those histories, ancient and modern, to present an extraordinary profile of an extraordinary plant with an abundance of medical uses and a reputation as both a delicacy and a diet staple in some regions of the world. Several chapters within the book are devoted to intensive study of different parts of the tree: fruits, leaves, bark and stem, roots, and latex. These chapters discuss the Ficus genus as a whole, including the botany of the most important species that have been related to that particular part pharmacologically.

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