Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing, Sixth Edition

By Mariah Snyder PhD RN FAAN, Ruth Lindquist PhD RN FAAN

  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • Publication Date: 2009-11-10
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0826124283
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780826124289

Book Description:

“[C]onsistently offers easily accessible and timely information on how complementary therapies influence the health, comfort, and well-being of patients in a variety of clinical settings. It is an influential resource for nurses in practice, education, and research.”

–Janice Post-White, PhD, RN, FAAN

Now in its sixth edition, this highly acclaimed book continues to provide nurses with cutting-edge research and practice guidelines for complementary and alternative therapy. Enriched with new chapters, contributors, live web resources with the authors’ own updated information, and a new emphasis on evidence-based practice, this highly anticipated edition demonstrates how nurses can serve as an active, healing presence for their patients.

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Nutritional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention (Nutrition and Health)

by: Norman J. Temple, Ted Wilson, David R. Jacobs Jr.

Book Description :

This second expanded edition has been brought fully up-to-date to include all the new thinking and discoveries that have the greatest capacity to improve human health and nutritional advancement. The authors provide practical, data-driven integrated chapters covering the most important aspects of the complex interactions between diet, its nutrient components, and their impacts on disease states, and on those health conditions that increase the risk of chronic disease. Though obesity, weight control, diabetes, and other chronic diseases associated with obesity are emphasized, the major chronic diseases are all thoroughly reviewed, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, as well as age-related diseases. There is also a wealth of updated material on novel substances such as long-chain fatty acids, flavonoids, carotenoids, herbs, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, amino acids, and other dietary components, and on almost 100 websites to help readers identify excellent sources of information.

Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action

by: Bruno Burlando, Luisella Verotta, Laura Comara, Elisa Bottini-Massa

Book Description :

Interest in the molecular and mechanistic aspects of cosmetic research has grown exponentially during the past decade. Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action critically examines the botanical, ethnopharmacological, phytochemical, and molecular aspects of botanical active ingredients used in cosmetics. Along with dermatological and cosmetic uses, the book also explores the toxicological aspects of these natural ingredients, maintaining a balanced view that carefully dissects the hype from the solid science.Authored by a panel of experts in cell physiology, phytochemistry, ethnopharmacology, applied botany, ethnobotany, and cosmetic science, the book begins with background in skin anatomy and physiology and also the classification, mechanisms of action, and application of herbal compounds. It provides monographs complete with therapeutic properties, specific action and dermatologic properties, toxicities, pictures, and references. The book also addresses the complexities of green biodiversity, including not only higher plants, but also mushrooms, algae, lichens, and bacteria – each chosen for their importance in traditional use, potential for innovation, or recent introduction to market.Herbal Principles in Cosmetics: Properties and Mechanisms of Action is one of the few books devoted to the mechanisms of action of herbal compounds based on scientific analysis, making it an exceptionally valuable reference for pharmacologists, natural product chemists, skin physiologists, and dermatologists.
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Winston & Kuhn's Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach

by: Merrily A. Kuhn, David Winston

Book Description

A pocket guide containing essentials of herbal and supplement therapy that combines the traditional and scientific worlds. The authors complement each other in this way: Dr. Kuhn has earned a PhD in Physiology and is author of two Pharmacology textbooks. Mr. Winston is a traditional herbalist in practice who has much to offer as a result of his Native American heritage.

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Fruit and Cereal Bioactives: Sources, Chemistry, and Applications

by: Özlem Tokuolu, Clifford A Hall III

Book Description :

Presenting up-to-date data in an easy-to-use format, this comprehensive overview of the chemistry of bioactive components of fruits and cereals addresses the role of these compounds in determining taste, flavor, and color, as well as recent claims of anticarginogenic, antimutagenic, and antioxidant capabilities. It provides detailed information on both beneficial bioactives such as phenolics, flavonoids, tocols, carotenoids, phytosterols, and avenanthramides and toxicant compounds including mycotoxins; aflatoxins, ocratoxin A, patulin, citrinin, cyclopiazonic acid, fumonisin, and zearalenon. A valuable resource for current knowledge and further research, it offers critical reviews, recent research, case studies, and references.

Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health Care Professionals 2nd Edition

By Joanne Barnes, Linda A. Anderson, J. D. Phillipson

  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • Publication Date: 1996-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0853692890
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780853692898

Book Description :

First published in 1996, this book stands as a landmark reference work on herbal medicines for health professionals, particularly pharmacists. The authors are all affliliated with the Department of Pharmacognosy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, and the book was commissioned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in response to the many questions they were fielding on herbal medicines from practicing pharmacists. This is not a book that will interest most lay people as it is quite technical in its approach to the topic.

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Combinatorial synthesis of natural product-based libraries

by: Armen M. Bold

Book Description :

Traditionally, the search for new compounds from natural products has been a time- and resource-intensive process. The recent application of combinatorial methods and high-throughput synthesis has allowed scientists to generate a range of new molecular structures from natural products and observe how they interact with biological targets. Combinatorial Synthesis of Natural Product-Based Libraries summarizes the most important perspectives on the application of combinatorial chemistry and natural products to novel drug discovery.The book details the latest approaches for implementing combinatorial research and testing methodologies to the synthesis of natural product-based libraries. Interconnecting the important aspects of this emerging field through the work of several leading scientists, it covers the computational analysis of natural molecules and details strategies for designing compound libraries, using bioinformatics in particular. The authors describe numerous synthetic methods for producing natural products and their analogs, including engineered biosynthesis and polymer-supported reagents. They also discuss additional considerations for generating libraries, such as screening, scaffolding, and yield optimization. Other chapters examine specific classes of libraries derived from natural products including carbohydrates, polyketides, peptides, alkaloids, terpenoids, steroids, flavonoids, and fungal compounds.Drawing attention to the interplay of drug discovery, natural products, and organic synthesis, Combinatorial Synthesis of Natural Product-Based Libraries contains the most recent and significant methods used to search and assess new compounds for their ability to mitigate biological processes that may lead to improved treatments for various diseases.

Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition and Pharmacology (The Wiley-IUBMB Series on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

By IUBMB

  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Number Of Pages: 593
  • Publication Date: 2009-11-09
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0470287217
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780470287217

Book Description:

A collection of current knowledge of phytochemicals and health

Interest in phenolic phytochemicals has increased as scientific studies indicate these compounds exhibit potential health benefits. With contributions from world leaders in this research area, Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology offers an essential survey of the current knowledge on the capacity of specific micronutrients present in ordinary diets to fight disease.

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The Science of Flavonoids

By Erich Grotewold

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Number Of Pages: 274
  • Publication Date: 2005-12-16
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 038728821X
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780387288215
  • Binding: Hardcover

Book Description:

Despite the historical signifigance of flavonoids and their pigments in establishing the basis for modern genetics, research in this large group of secondary metabolites continues to be more intense than ever. While research has focused in the past primarily on the chemistry and biosynthesis of flavonoids, the past few years have witnessed increasing research in the applications of flavonoids as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals as well as on their roles as signal molecules within plants and between plants and other organisms. No book has tried provide a comprehensive overview of the flavonoid field since 1990.

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Flavonoids – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

By ICON Health Publications

  • Publisher: ICON Health Publications
  • Number Of Pages: 252
  • Publication Date: 2004-09-28
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0497004348
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780497004347

Book Description:

In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: “The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading.” Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

Bioactive Heterocycles VII: Flavonoids and Anthocyanins in Plants, and Latest Bioactive Heterocycles II (Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry)

By Noboru Motohashi

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 2009-05-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3642003354
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783642003356

As part of the series Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry, this volume titled BioactiveHeterocycles II presents comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on selected topics concerning flavonoids andanthocyanins in plants, andheterocycles such as bioactive phenothiazines, phenoxazines, and related compounds. The volume is separated into two sections mainly concentrating on these two topics. (more…)

Flavonoids in Health and Disease 2nd Edition

by: Catherine Rice-Evans, Lester Packer

Book Description :

Revised and expanded, this blue-ribbon reference emphasizes the latest developments in the identification, utilization, and analysis of flavonoids for the prevention of disease and maintenance of good health. The book examines the processes involved in the absorption, metabolism, distribution, and excretion of these compounds and the impact of biotransformation on flavonoid function. The Second Edition contains new discussions on the potential of dietary flavonoids to attenuate neurological dysfunction and degeneration, developments in gene expression and genomics for identification of therapeutic targets and markers of disease, and the mechanisms regulating flavonoid bioavailability.

Flavonoids: chemistry, biochemistry, and applications

by:  Øyvind M. Andersen, Kenneth R. Markham

Book Description :

We considered this volume timely in that the last book of this general type, TheFlavonoids — Advances in Research Since 1986 (edited by Jeffrey B.  Harborne), appeared over a decade ago. Since then, advances in the flavonoid field have been nothing short of spectacular. These advances are particularly evident in the contributed chapters that cover: the discovery of a variety of new flavonoids; the application of advanced analytical techniques; genetic manipulation of the flavonoid pathway; improved understanding of flavonoid structures and physiological functions in plants and animals; and, perhaps most importantly,the significance of flavonoids to human health.
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Anthocyanins: Biosynthesis, Functions, and Applications

By Kevin Gould, Kevin Davies, Chris Winefield

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • Publication Date: 2008-10-08
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0387773347
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780387773346
  • Binding: Hardcover

Product Description:

In recent years there has been an unprecedented expansion of knowledge about anthocyanins pigments. Indeed, the molecular genetic control of anthocyanins biosynthesis is now one of the best understood of all secondary metabolic pathways. There have also been substantial improvements in analytical technology that have led to the discovery of novel anthocyanin compounds. Armed with this knowledge and the tools for genetic engineering, plant breeders are now introducing vibrant new colors into horticultural crops.

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Phenolic Compound Biochemistry

By : Wilfred Vermerris, Ralph Nicholson

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • Publication Date: 2007-04-04
  • Sales Rank: 2096263
  • ISBN / ASIN: 1402051638
  • EAN: 9781402051630
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Manufacturer: Springer
  • Studio: Springer

Book Description:

How does the consumption of red wine reduce heart disease? How does a plant battle an invading fungus using physical and chemical defense mechanisms? How are tannins used in leather production synthesized?

These are just a few examples that illustrate the chemical diversity and use of phenolic compounds, the topic of ‘Phenolic Compound Biochemistry’.

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Chemistry and Biology of Ellagitannins: An Underestimated Class of Bioactive Plant Polyphenois

by:  Stephane Quideau

Book Description :

This book is the first of its kind that focuses on the chemistry and biology of ellagitannins, a special class of naturally occurring polyphenols which have so far not received the attention they deserve. These polyphenolic substances are found in many plants, including numerous food sources. They not only exhibit unique structural features that fascinate most chemists who are aware of their existence, but also express remarkable biological activities that have yet to attract the interest of the pharmaceutical industry. This is surprising because ellagitannins have been identified as active principles in traditional Chinese medicines. The principal aim of this book is to set the record straight.

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