More Details about Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy 3rd International Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Joanne Barnes and Simon Gibbons and Michael Heinrich and Jose Prieto-Garcia and Elizabeth M Williamson
PublisherElsevier
Edition3rd Edition
ISBN9780702070303
Pages352
BindingSoftbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2018

Description

Pharmacognosy (the science of biogenic or nature-derived pharmaceuticals and poisons) has been an established basic pharmaceutical science taught in institutions of pharmacy education for over two centuries. Over the past 20 years though it has become increasingly important given the explosion of new drugs, phytomedicines (plant medicines), nutraceuticals and dietary supplements - all of which need to be fully understood, tested and regulated. From a review of the previous edition: 'Drawing on their wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, the authors, who are without doubt among the finest minds in pharmacognosy today, provide useful and fascinating insights into the history, botany, chemistry, phytotherapy and importance of medicinal plants in some of today's healthcare systems. This is a landmark textbook, which carefully brings together relevant data from numerous sources and provides, in an authoritative and exhaustive.