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Progress in Drug Research

Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts: Volume 1

Pharmacognosy

Authors: Alamgir, A.N.M.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the interdisciplinary field of pharmacognosy
  • Includes chapters on preparation of crude drugs and quality control, herbal patents and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Supplemented by a second volume on Phytochemistry and bioactive compounds
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About this book

This volume focuses on the importance of therapeutically active compounds of natural origin. Natural materials from plants, microbes, animals, marine organisms and minerals are important sources of modern drugs. 

Beginning with two chapters on the development and definition of the interdisciplinary field of pharmacognosy, the volume offers up-to-date information on natural and biosynthetic sources of drugs, classification of crude drugs, pharmacognosical botany, examples of medical application, WHO´s guidelines and intellectual property rights for herbal products.


About the authors

Prof. Alamgir has been working as professor in the Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, for the last 30 years. He teaches plant physiology, biochemistry and pharmacognosy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Alamgir, A. N. M.

    Pages 1-17

  • Origin, Definition, Scope and Area, Subject Matter, Importance, and History of Development of Pharmacognosy

    Alamgir, A. N. M.

    Pages 19-60

  • Medicinal, Non-medicinal, Biopesticides, Color- and Dye-Yielding Plants; Secondary Metabolites and Drug Principles; Significance of Medicinal Plants; Use of Medicinal Plants in the Systems of Traditional and Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs)

    Alamgir, A. N. M.

    Pages 61-104

  • Drugs: Their Natural, Synthetic, and Biosynthetic Sources

    Alamgir, A. N. M.

    Pages 105-123

  • Classification of Drugs, Nutraceuticals, Functional Food, and Cosmeceuticals; Proteins, Peptides, and Enzymes as Drugs

    Alamgir, A. N. M.

    Pages 125-175

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63862-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63861-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts: Volume 1
Book Subtitle
Pharmacognosy
Authors
Series Title
Progress in Drug Research
Series Volume
73
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63862-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63862-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63861-4
Series ISSN
0071-786X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 546
Number of Illustrations and Tables
101 illustrations in colour
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