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Trease and Evans pharmacognosy
Evans, William Charles.
Personal Author:
Fifteenth edition / revised with the assistance of Daphne Evans.
Publication Information:
Edinburgh ; New York : W.B. Saunders, 2002.
Physical Description:
viii, 585 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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RS160 .T7 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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'Trease and Evans' is an encyclopedic reference work on pharmacognosy - the study of those natural substances, principally plants, that find a use in medicine. Its popularity and longevity stem from the book's balance between classical (crude and powdered drugs' characterization and examination) and modern (phytochemisty and pharmacology) aspects of this branch of science, as well as the editor's recognition in recent years of the growing importance of complementary medicines, including herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Plants in Medicine: the Origin of Pharmacognosy
The scope and practiceof pharmacognosy
Plant nomenclature and taxonomy
Part 2 The plant and animal kingdoms as sources of drugs: Biological and geographical sources of drugs
A taxonomic classification of medicinal plant and animal drugs
New Chapter Invited Contributor
Part 3 Current trends: Bio-assay guided separations in the search for new lead compounds
New Chapter Invited Contributor
Biologically active compounds from marine organisms
Plant cell and tissue culture
New Chapter Invited Contributor
Useful drugs arising from traditional remedies
New Chapter
Part 4 Principles related to commercial production, quality and standarization of natural products: Commerce and production
Plant growth regulators
Genetic aspects
Quality control
Part 5 Phytochemistry: The living plant cell
Methods of phytochemical investigation
New Chapter Invited Contributor
Basic metabolic pathways and the origin of secondary metabolites
Part 6 Pharmacopoeial and related drugs of biological origin: Hydrocarbons and d derivatives
Phenols and phenolic glycosides
Volatile oils and resins
Saponins, cardioactive drugs and other steroids
Miscellaneous isoprenoids
Cyanogenetic glycosides. alkaloids
Colouring and flavouring agents
Miscellaneous products
Part 7 Plants in the treatment of specific diseases and deficiencies: Tumour inhibitors from plants
Plants with antiprotozoal activity
An overview of drugs having antihepatotoxic and oral hypoglycaemic activities
The treatment of infectious diseases Vitamins and hormones
Part 8 Plants in complementary and traditional systems of medicine: Herbal medicine
New Chapter Invited Contributor
Homeopathic medicine and aromatherapy
Asian medicine and its practice
Chinese herbs in the West
Plants in African traditional medicine
Part 9 Nonmedical toxic plants and pesticides: Hallucinogenic, allergenic, tertogenic and other toxic plants
Pesticides of natural origin
Part 10 Morphological and Microscopical Examination of drugs: Plant description, morphology and anatomy
Cell differentiation and ergastic cell contents
Techniques in mircoscopy