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By Ray Upton et al. (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1420073281

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Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the yank Botanical CouncilCompiled by way of the yankee natural Pharmacopoeia®, this quantity addresses the inability of authoritative microscopic descriptions of these medicinal plant species at present in exchange. It contains an atlas delivering specified textual content and photo descriptions of greater than one hundred forty medicinal plant species and their  Read more...

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1665. ) Thus, botanical microscopy emerged as an essential and often dominant tool in the analytical armamentarium of the early pharmacognosist. For approximately the next 80 years, numerous texts on the microscopic analysis of plant medicines were published. 8), Öberle and Berg (Germany; 1939), Wallis (England; 1909), Greenish (England; 1933), and in the United States, Sayre (1905) and Youngken (1926). indb 12 the “child of the microscope” (Shellard 1983). These early works provided detailed anatomical descriptions and illustrations of the medicinal part of the plant used, usually in its whole form, but quickly came to include descriptions of powders as well, which, as happens today, were frequently traded.

At a satellite conference of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, Wagner (2004) reported that herbal medicine potentially represents a cutting edge of medicine due to the inherent multitargeted, multicomponent nature of herbal preparations. Wagner provided three examples of the multitargeted nature of herbal medicines. He compared such strategies to the use of multi-ingredient pharmaceutical cocktails that are now prevalent in modern medicine for the treatment of hypertension, cancer, and AIDS.

Indb 30 10/28/10 5:10:49 PM About the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia xxxi American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy—Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines will be the first in a number of texts produced by AHP to focus on various aspects of botanical medicine quality assessment and classical botanical pharmacognosy. Become a Supporting Member of AHP In addition to the volunteer work provided, the work of AHP is made possible by revenues generated through the sale of AHP-verified botanical and chemical reference materials, and individual, organizational, and corporate memberships and tax-deductible contributions.

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