By Ray Upton et al. (eds.)
Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the yankee Botanical CouncilCompiled through the yankee natural Pharmacopoeia®, this quantity addresses the inability of authoritative microscopic descriptions of these medicinal plant species at the moment in alternate. It comprises an atlas supplying unique textual content and image descriptions of greater than a hundred and forty medicinal plant species and their adulterants. Designed to fulfill the desires of the natural items undefined, regulatory businesses, and educational researchers, the booklet covers plant anatomy at a degree acceptable for the pharmacogn. Read more...
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From Robinson, V. 1912. Pathfinders in Medicine. ) species. In addition to its utility in determining plant part identity, botanical microscopy was widely used to identify adulterating species, detect the presence of contaminants, and even assess the relative quality of a plant drug—for example, determining whether a plant material had previously been subjected to extraction. As an analytical technique, the value of botanical microscopy was underscored by Kraemer and Sindall (1908): The microscope furnishes the surest means of determining the identity of a powdered drug at our command…the microscope also furnishes the most reliable means for detecting and determining adulterants in powdered drugs…[and] detecting the presence of wormeaten drugs or powders of certain classes of drugs which have been exhausted in whole or in part...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings May 82:561–56. Barnes, P. , B. Bloom, and R. L. Nahin. 2008. Complimentary and alternative medicine use among adults and children: National health statistics report. Dec. 10, 2008. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics United States. Report no. 12. Baxter, W. 1835. British Phaenogamous Botany. : J. H. Parker. Cragg, G. , D. J. Newman, and K. M. Snader. 1997. Natural products in drug discovery and development. Journal of Natural Products 60:52–60. Eisenberg, D.
It was not uncommon for an apothecary to stock more than 1,000 different plants. The original word for drug is derived from the old Dutch droog or the French drogue referring to the herbs hanging to dry from apothecary rafters. (From Thompson, C. J. S. 1929. The Mystery and Art of the Apothecary. ) A Renaissance of Traditional Herbal Medicine More relevant to the subject of botanical microscopy than the development of modern drugs from natural products is the widespread and increasing use of traditional botanical medicines as an integral part of national health care systems by both developed and developing nations.
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia : Botanical Pharmacognosy - Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines. by Ray Upton et al. (eds.)