Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131222980, 9788131232606

Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

1st Edition

Authors: Biren Shah
eBook ISBN: 9788131232606
Paperback ISBN: 9788131222980
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 15th April 2009
Page Count: 620

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Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

This comprehensive textbook is primarily aimed at the course requirements of the B. Pharm. students. This book is specially designed to impart knowledge alternative systems of medicine as well as modern pharmacognosy. It would also serve as a valuable resource of information to other allied botanical and alternative healthcare science students as well as researchers and industrialists working in the field of herbal technology.

Key Features

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Recent data on trade of Indian medicinal plants (till 2008)

Illustrated biosynthetic pathways of metabolites as well as extraction and isolation methodologies of medicinal compounds

Bioactivity determination and synthesis of herbal products of human interest

Information on Ayurvedic plants and Chinese system of medicine

Simple narrative text that will help the students quickly understand important concepts

Over 300 illustrations and 120 tables in order to help students memorize and recall vital concepts making this book a student’s companion cum teacher

A must buy for every student of pharmacognosy!

Table of Contents

Preface v

PART – A Introduction to Pharmacognosy 1–26

Chapter 1 History, Definition and Scope of Pharmacognosy 3–9

Chapter 2 Alternative Systems of Medicines 10–21

Chapter 3 Classification of Drugs of Natural Origin 22–26

PART – B Pharmaceutical Botany 27–65

Chapter 4 Morphology of Different Parts of Medicinal Plant 29–56

Chapter 5 Study of Different Families 57–65

PART – C Cultivation, Collection, Production and Utilization of Herbal Drugs 67–104

Chapter 6 Cultivation, Collection and Processing of Herbal Drugs 69–87

Chapter 7 Indian Trade in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 88–94

Chapter 8 Utilization of Aromatic Plants and Derived Products 95–100

Chapter 9 Role of Medicinal Plants on National Economy 101–104

PART – D Analytical Pharmacognosy 105–138

Chapter 10 Drug Adulteration 107–109

Chapter 11 Evaluation of Crude Drugs 110–114

Chapter 12 Biological Screening of Herbal Drugs 115–138

PART – E Biogenesis of Phytopharmaceuticals 139–155

Chapter 13 General Biosynthetic Pathways of Secondary Metabolites 141–155

PART – F Pharmacognostical Study of Crude Drugs 157–403

Chapter 14 Drugs Containing Carbohydrates and Derived Products 159–184

Chapter 15 Drugs Containing Alkaloids 185–231

Chapter 16 Drugs Containing Glycosides 232–279

Chapter 17 Drugs Containing Volatile Oils 280–317

Chapter 18 Drugs Containing Resins 318–341

Chapter 19 Drugs Containing Lipids 342–361

Chapter 20 Drugs Containing Tannins 362–376

Chapter 21 Enzymes and Protein Drugs 377–387

Chapter 22 Fibres, Sutures and Surgical Dressings 388–398

Chapter 23 Drugs of Mineral Origin 399–403

PART – G Extraction, Isolation and Purifi cation of Herbal Drugs 405–433

Chapter 24 General Methods for Extraction, Isolation and Identification of Herbal Drugs 407–


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Biren Shah