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Medicinal Plants of China, Korea, and Japan
Bioresources for Tomorrow's Drugs and Cosmetics
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Asian medicinal plants show great promise in pharmaceutical and cosmetological development. Researchers engaged in the discovery of new leads in these areas need robust conceptual tools and understanding of interrelated basics of botany, ethnobotany, biomolecular pharmacology, phytochemistry, and medicinal chemistry to guide their investigations. Medicinal Plants of China, Korea, and Japan: Bioresources for Tomorrow's Drugs and Cosmetics explores the fundamental science and demonstrates the compelling potential of these versatile plants, providing an essential resource to stimulate and guide focused inquiry. It is essential that researchers appreciate the chemotaxonomical statuses of these plants, so chapters are arranged according to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group system of plant taxonomy. The book discusses the history, synonymy, habitat, description, traditional uses, and pharmacochemistry of each plant. Detailed photographs and hand-made botanical plates enable quick and reliable identification of each plant species.
Critical analyses of peer-reviewed articles provide the basis for Bioresource sections in each chapter wherein readers are advised, engaged, and guided towards exciting pharmaceutical and cosmetological research proposals. Also included are indexes of botanical terms, pharmacological terms, natural products, and local names. Detailing 200 medicinal plant species carefully selected for their novelty and pharmacological and cosmetological importance, this volume provides a firm starting point for anyone looking forward to unlocking the potential of Asian medicinal plants. In addition, this invaluable book identifies numerous patentable leads.


Superorder Austrobaileyanae Doweld ex M.W. Chase & Reveal, 2009 Order Austrobaileyales Takht. ex Reveal, 1992 Family Schisandraceae Blume, 1830, nom. cons., the Schisandra Family Superorder Magnolianae Takht., 1967 Order Piperales Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Family Saururaceae E.F.Voigt (in L.C.M. Richard, 1811), nom. cons., the Lizard's-tail Family Order Laurales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Family Calycanthaceae Lindl., 1819, nom. cons., the Strawberry Shrub Family Family Hernandiaceae Blume, 1826, nom. cons., the Hernandia Family Superorder Lilianae Takht., 1967 Commelinids Order Commelinales Mirb. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Order Zingiberales Griseb., 1854 Order Poales Small, 1903 Non-Commelinids Order Asparagales Link, 1829 Order Liliales Perleb, 1826 Order Alismatales R.Br. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Superorder Ranunculanae Takht. ex Reveal, 1992 Order Ranunculales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Family Ranunculaceae Juss., 1789, nom. cons., the Buttercup Family Family Lardizabalaceae R.Br., 1821, nom. cons., the Lardizabala Family Superorder Rosanae Takht., 1967 Eurosids I Order Celastrales Link, 1829 Order Fagales Engl., 1892 Eurosids II Order Myrtales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Order Brassicales Bromhead, 1838 Superorder Saxifraganae Reveal, 1994 Order Saxifragales Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Family Haloragaceae R.Br. (in M. Flinders, 1814), nom. cons., the Water Milfoil Family Superorder Santalanae Thorne ex Reveal, 1992 Order Santalales R.Br. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Family Loranthaceae Juss., 1808, nom. cons., the Showy Mistletoe Family Superorder Caryophyllanae Takht., 1967 Order Caryophyllales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Family Caryophyllaceae Juss., 1789, nom. cons., the Pink Family Family Droseraceae Salisb., 1808, nom. cons., the Sundew Family Superorder Asteranae Takht., 1967 Order Ericales Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Family Primulaceae Batsch ex. Borkh., 1797, nom. cons., the Primrose Family Euasterids I Order Garryales Mart., 1835 Order Gentianales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Order Lamiales Bromhead, 1838 Order Solanales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 Euasterids II Order Asterales Link, 1829 Order Apiales Nakai, 1930 Order Dipsacales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl., 1820 Index


ISBN-13: 9781439899120
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press Inc)
Publication date: May, 2012
Pages: 454
Dimensions: 178.00 x 254.00 x 28.00