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Recent Trends in Medicinal Plants Research

Plants and other living organisms have great potential to treat human disease. There are two distinct types of biomedical research that seek to develop this potential. One type of research explores the value of medicinal plants as traditionally used and studies of these plants have the potential to determine which plants are most potent, optimize dosages and dose forms, and identify safety risks. Another type of research uses bioassays to identify single molecules from plants that have interesting bioactivities in isolation and might be useful lead compounds for the development of pharmaceutical drugs.

This new volume of Advances in Botanical Research covers the recent trends in Medicinal Plants Research over 11 chapters. Topics that are covered include Development of Drugs from Plants - Regulation and Evaluation, Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Taxol, camptothecin and beyond for cancer therapy.

Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology

Hardbound, 468 Pages

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-394591-4


    1. Authentication and Quality Assessment of the Antitussive Herb Baibu (Radix Stemonae)
      Paul Pui-Hay But, Pang-Chui Shaw, Ge Lin, Ren-Wang Jiang, and Yan-Tong Xu

    2. In Vitro Propagation and Approaches for Metabolites Production in Medicinal Plants
      Sushim Kumar Gupta, Chao-Lin Kuo, Hung-Chi Chang, Hsiao-Sung Chan, Emily Chin-Fun Chen, Fu- Shin Chueh and Hsin-Sheng Tsay

    3. Regulation of Inflammation-Mediated Chronic Diseases by Botanicals
      Bokyung Sung, Sahdeo Prasad, Subash C. Gupta, Sridevi Patchva, and Bharat B. Aggarwal

    4. Developing phytocompounds from medicinal plants as immunomodulators
      Chih-Chun Wen, Hui-Ming Chen and Ning-Sun Yang

    5. Chinese Herbal Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Chi Zhang, Miao Jiang, Hongtao Guo, Guang Zheng, Jing Yang and Aiping Lu

    6. Ligusticum chuanxiong and its decoctions: effects and underlying mechanisms of action on stroke
      Cindy L.H. Yang, Terry C.T. Or, Jonathan S.H. Lau and Allan S.Y. Lau

    7. Potential of "omics" technologies for implementation in research on phytotherapeutical toxicology
      Tolga Eichhorn, Henry Johannes Greten and Thomas Efferth

    8. Taxol, camptothecin and beyond for cancer therapy
      Wai-leng Lee, Jeng-Yuan shiau and Lie-Fen Shyur

    9. Herbal medicine: Toxicity and recent trends in assessing their potential toxic effects
      Chit Shing Jackson Woo, Jonathan See Han Lau and Hani El-Nezami

    10. Development of Drugs from Plants - Regulation and Evaluation
      Michael Rieder and John R. Bend

    11. Effects of beta-glucans on different immune cell populations and cancers
      Daniel Man-yuen Sze and Godfrey Chi-Fung Chan


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