Understanding Medicinal Plants Their Chemistry and Therapeutic Action

ISBN-10: 0789015528
ISBN-13: 9780789015525
Edition: 2005
List price: $67.95
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Understanding Medicinal Plants is a unique work designed to explain the chemical composition of healing herbs to people who are intimidated by chemistry. This beautifully illustrated, reader-friendly guide explores the molecules of medicinal plants and the pharmacology behind their actions on the human body. Understanding Medicinal Plants aims for the middle ground between a technical manual for highly trained individuals and a book for the general public that over-simplifies the material. It will be valuable to non-science majors, biology majors, interested scientists of different disciplines and practitioners and students of herbalism and complementary medicine.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Interpreting the Symbolism of Chemical Structures, or, Finding Your Way Around a Molecule
The Basic Rules of Bonding
What Do the Lines Mean?
Recognizing the Functional Groups
Naming Molecules
Sameness: Molecular Formulas and Isomers
The Origins of Bonding and Molecular Properties
Elements, Atoms, and the Periodic Table
Electron Configurations: The Real Organizing Principle
Bonding to Create Molecules
Predicting Properties from Molecular Structure
A Structural Lexicon of Medicinally Important Chemical Families Found in Plants
Compounds of Primary Metabolism
Secondary Metabolites
Chemical Behavior and Its Application to Medicinal Molecules
Isolation of Medicinally Active Substances
Analysis and Identification of Medicinal Molecules
Antioxidants and Reactive Oxygen Species: Chemical Reactions Affecting Health
Drug Delivery and Action
Delivering Drug Molecules
Where Drugs Act: Targets
The Molecular Level of Action
Case Studies of Selected Plant Drugs
Ayahuasca and the Central Nervous System
Ginkgo and Brain Health
Cancer Treatments from Plants: Interrupting the Cell Cycle
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography

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