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Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, medicinal plants

"Building upon biosynthetic relationships, the author describes the different classes of metabolites and the drugs that produce them. Organized in four parts (primary metabolites; phenolics, shikimates and acetates; terpenes and steroids; alkaloids), the book develops, for each class, phytochemical generalities, distribution, biosynthesis, extraction and quantitation methods, and biological aspects. For each raw material, it presents the origin, identity, production, composition, uses, processing, and optimization: thus a considerable amount of botanical, chemical, analytical, pharmacological, and therapeutic data is gathered into a compilation; for each product, the therapeutic indications and recommended usage are specified." "This "encyclopedia" of pharmacognosy and phytochemistry is written for students, educators, and professionals using plant resources in pharmacy, cosmetology, perfumery, botany, food technology, and other fields."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1999
Editions TEC & DOC ; Lavoisier Pub. ; Intercept, Paris, New York, London, 1999