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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 through the yank natural Pharmacopoeia®, this quantity addresses the shortcoming of authoritative microscopic descriptions of these medicinal plant species presently in alternate. It comprises an atlas supplying distinct textual content and photograph descriptions of greater than a hundred and forty medicinal plant species and their  Read more...

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This latter information is presented in the “Therapeutic Compendium” portion of AHP monographs. AHP monographs are considerably different from most pharmacopoeial monographs, which establish and provide guidelines for identification, purity, and minimal quality along with the appropriate tests for meeting these standards. There is much more to quality assessment of herbal medicines than compliance with a set of standards or concentration of an individual constituent. Rather, all aspects of harvest and processing of the plant can affect the quality of the finished product.

2001. ) 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.

25 References and Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . indb 3 10/28/10 5:11:12 PM 4 American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy — Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines [Pharmacognosy] has been employed throughout the course of man’s life on earth—by primitive hunters and warriors who selected specific plants for preparing spear and arrow poisons; by priest-physicians and herbalists who learned by trial and error that some plants produced and others dispelled the symptoms of disease; by apothecaries and chemists who prepared more potent and stable products from crude materials.

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