Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy (3rd Edition)

October 30, 2020
Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy (3rd Edition)

Pharmacognosy (the science of biogenic or nature-derivedpharmaceuticals and poisons) has been an established basicpharmaceutical science taught in institutions of pharmacy educationfor over two centuries. Over the past 20 years though it has becomeincreasingly important given the explosion of new drugs,phytomedicines (plant medicines), nutraceuticals and dietarysupplements – all of which need to be fully understood, tested andregulated.From a review of the previous edition:‘Drawing on their wealth of experience and knowledge in thisfield, the authors, who are without doubt among the finest minds inpharmacognosy today, provide useful and fascinating insights intothe history, botany, chemistry, phytotherapy and importance ofmedicinal plants in some of today’s healthcare systems. This is alandmark textbook, which carefully brings together relevant datafrom numerous sources and provides, in an authoritative andexhaustive manner, cutting-edge information that is relevant topharmacists, pharmacognocists, complementary practitioners, doctorsand nurses alike.’ The Pharmaceutical Journal‘This is an excellent text book which provides fascinatinginsights into the world of pharmacognosy and the authorsmasterfully integrated elements of orthodox pharmacognosy andphytotherapy. Both the science student and the non-scientificperson interested in phytotherapy will greatly benefit from readingthis publication. It is comprehensive, easy to follow and afterhaving read this book, one is so much more aware of the uniquenessof phytomedicines. A must read for any healthcarepractitioner.’Covers the history, biology and chemistry of plant-basedmedicinesCovers pharmaceutical and neutraceuticals derived fromplantsCovers the role of medicinal plants in worldwide healthcaresystemsExamines the therapeutics and evidence of plant-based medicinesby body systemSections on regulatory information expandedNew evidence updates throughoutNew material covering non-medical supplementsTherapeutics updated throughoutNow on StudentConsult