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Artemisia annua - Pharmacology and Biotechnology

Editors: Aftab, T., Ferreira, J.F.S., Khan, M.M.A., Naeem, M. (Eds.)

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  • The only book that focuses on the medicinal plant Artemisia annua
  • Highlights the use of artemisinin as an antimalarial drug
  • Written by respected international experts
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Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone originally extracted from the medicinal plant Artemisia annua L., is an effective antimalarial agent, particularly for multi-drug resistant and cerebral malaria. However, the concentration of artemisinin in the plant is very low. Because the chemical synthesis of artemisinin is complicated and not economically feasible in view of the poor yield of the drug, the intact plant remains the only viable source of artemisinin production. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the concentration of artemisinin in A. annua to reduce the cost of artemisinin based antimalarial drugs. Plant scientists have focused their efforts on A. annua for a higher artemisinin crop yield. With the present volume, we are bringing together the research which is being done on this plant throughout the world and future possibilities for scientists and researchers who want to work on it.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • How Techniques of Herbal Drug Preparation Affect the Therapeutic Outcome: Reflections on Qinghao 青蒿 (Herba Artemisiae annuae) in the History of the Chinese Materia Medica

    Pages 1-7

    Hsu, Elisabeth

  • Ethnopharmacology of Artemisia annua L.: A Review

    Pages 9-25

    Sadiq, Alia (et al.)

  • Artemisia annua: A Miraculous Herb to Cure Malaria

    Pages 27-49

    Naeem, M. (et al.)

  • Whole Plant Approaches to Therapeutic Use of Artemisia annua L. (Asteraceae)

    Pages 51-74

    Weathers, Pamela (et al.)

  • Pharmacological Potentials of Artemisinin and Related Sesquiterpene Lactones: Recent Advances and Trends

    Pages 75-93

    Martínez, María José Abad (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-41027-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41026-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52451-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Artemisia annua - Pharmacology and Biotechnology
Editors
  • Tariq Aftab
  • Jorge F.S. Ferreira
  • M. Masroor A. Khan
  • Mohammad Naeem
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41027-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41027-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41026-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52451-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 292
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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