Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific by Christophe WiartEthnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific by Christophe Wiart

Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific

byChristophe Wiart

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For the first time in the history of medicinal plant research, Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific sheds light on the pharmacological potentials of one of the most exiting and enormously rich sources of potential drugs: the medicinal plants of the Pacific Rim. Encompassing more than 6000 species of plant that are virtually unexplored for pharmacology, this volume provides cutting edge information on the pharmacological properties and therapeutic potentials of medicinal herbs used in the Asia-Pacific region against inflammation, CNS diseases, and cancer. Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the Pacific emphasizes the fundamental importance of the precise observation of the use of each medicinal plant, combined with pharmacological experiments and its botanical classification, and provides the base for a new theory of ethnopharmacology. This book offers researchers an unprecedented coverage of all aspects of botany, ethnology, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacy, and medicine for the use of plant materials for medicinal and related purposes.
Title:Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants: Asia and the PacificFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Anti-Inflammatory Plants1.1. General Concept 1.2. Inhibitors of Phospholipase A2Medicinal AristolochiaceaeAristolochia indica L.Aristolochia kaempferi Willd.Aristolochia recurvilabra HanceThottea grandiflora Rottb.Medicinal MyristicaceaeHorsfieldia amygdalinia (Wall.) Warb.Horsfieldia valida (Miq.) Warb.Medicinal CaprifoliaceaeLonicera japonica Thunb.Sambucus javanica Reinw. ex Bl.Weigela floribunda (Sieb. & Zucc.) K. Koch. Medicinal AsteraceaeCirsium japonicum DCCrossotephium chinense L.1.3. Inhibitors of CyclooxygenaseMedicinal ApocynaceaeTrachelospermum asiaticum (Sieb. & Zucc.) Nak.Medicinal ClusiaceaeGarcinia atroviridis Griff. Medicinal AsteraceaeChrysanthemum sinense Sab. Medicinal PolygonaceaePolygonum amphibium L.Medicinal LamiaceaeOcimum basilicum L.Glechoma brevituba Kuprian1.4. Inhibitors of LipoxygenasesMedicinal MyrsinaceaeArdisia villosa Roxb.Medicinal ClusiaceaeHypericum erectum Thunb.Medicinal AsteraceaeMedicinal ApiaceaeBupleurum chinense DC1.5. Inhibitors of Elastase Medicinal AsteraceaeSigesbeckia orientalis L.Sigesbeckia glabrescens MakMikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. RobinsonMedicinal DroseraceaeDrosera rotundifolia L.1.6. Inhibitors of Nitric Oxide SynthetaseMedicinal AsteraceaeInula chinensis Rupr. ex Maxim.Carpesium divaricatum Sieb. et ZuccMedicinal LauraceaeNeolitsea zeylanica Nees (Merr.) (TetradeniaLitsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers.Litsea odorifera Val.Medicinal SolanaceaePhysalis alkekengi L.1.7. Conclusion and Future Prospects1.8. References2. Plant Affecting the Central Nervous System2.1. General Concept2.2. Plants Affecting the Serotoninergic NeurotransmissionMedicinal AnnonaceaeFissistigma lanuginosum (Hook.f. & Thoms.) Merr.Cyathostemma micranthum (A. DC.) J. Sinclair.Medicinal MyristicaceaeHorsfieldia glabra (Bl.) Warb.Medicinal ConvolvulaceaeIpomoea obscura (L.) Ker-Gawl.Ipomoea digitata L. Ipomoea indica Merr.Medicinal ApocynaceaeErvatamia pandacaqui (Poir.) PichonErvatamia corymbosa (Roxb.) King & GambleMedicinal ZygophyllaceaeTribulus terrestris L. Medicinal PolygalaceaePolygala tenuifoliaPolygala japonica Houtt.Polygala glomerata Lour.Medicinal RubiaceaePsychotria adenophylla Wall. Rubia cordifolia L.Uncaria rhynchophylla Miq.2.3. Plants Affecting the GABAergic NeurotransmissionMedicinal ValerianaceaeNardostachys chinensis L.Nardostachys jatamansi DC.Patrinia scabiosaefolia LinkMedicinal lamiaceaeScutellaria baicalensis GeorgiLeonotis nepetifolia R.BrMedicinal AsteraceaeArtemisia stelleriana Bess.Medicinal OrchidaceaeGastrodia elata Bl.Acriopsis javanica Reinw. Bulbophyllum vaginatum Reich. f.Calanthe triplicata (Villem.) AmesCalanthe vestita Lindl. Dendrobium crumenatum Sw.2.4. Plants Interfering with the Glycinergic SystemMedicinal LoganiaceaeStrychnos ignatii Berg.Strychnos minor Dennst.Strychnos axillaris Colebr. Medicinal Apocynaceae2.5. Plants Affecting the Dopaminergic NeurotransmissionMedicinal AraliaceaeAcanthopanax gracilistylus W. W. Sm.Acanthopanax trifoliatus (L.) Merr. Acanthopanax ricinifolius Seeman Medicinal VerbenaceaeVitex negundo L.Vitex trifolia LVitex quinata (Lour.) F.N. Will.Vitex vestita Wallich ex SchauerMedicinal SapindaceaeErioglossum rubiginosum (Roxb.) Bl.Sapindus mukorossi GaertnDodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.Medicinal CelastraceaeTripterygium wilfordii Hook fMedicinal LauraceaeCassytha filiformis L.Cryptocarya griffithiana WightMedicinal RanunculaceaeAconitum fischeri ReichbCoptis teeta Wall. Cimicifuga foetida L.Medicinal MenispermaceaeStephania cepharantha Hayata2.6. Conclusion and Future Prospect2.7. References3. Plants for Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases3.1. General Concept3.2. Topoisomerase InhibitorsMedicinal AnnonaceaeArtabotrys suaveolens Bl.Fissistigma fulgens (Hk. f. et Th.) Merr. Friesodielsia latifolia Hk. f. et Th.Medicinal LauraceaePersea thunbergii (Sieb. & Zucc.) Kosterm.Lindera tzumu Hemsl.Cassytha filiformis L.Medicinal HernandiaceaeIlligera luzonensis L.Medicinal EbenaceaeDiospyros sumatrana Miq.Diospyros toposioides King & GambleMedicinal RubiaceaePrismatomeris albiflora Thaw, non KingKnoxia valerianoide ThorelDamnacanthus indicus Gaertn.Neonauclea pallida (Reinw. ex Havil.) Bakh f. Morinda officinalis HowMedicinal RutaceaeZanthoxylum ailanthoides Sieb. & Zucc.Zanthoxylum bungei Planch.Zanthoxylum piperitum (L.) DC.Zanthoxylum schinifolium Zieb. & Zucc. Medicinal EuphorbiaceaeAlchornea villosa (Benth.) Muell. - Arg.Alchornea rugosa (Lour.) Muell. ArgPhyllanthus acidus (L.) SkeelsMacaranga triloba (Reinw.) Muell.-Arg.Medicinal HamamelidaceaeAltingia excelsa NoronhaMedicinal LamiaceaeSalvia plebeia R.Br.Salvia japonica Thunb.Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge3.3. ApoptosisMedicinal AnnonaceaeGoniothalamus speciesPseudouvaria setosa (King) J. SinclairMedicinal AsteraceaeElephantopus mollis Kunth Blumea riparia (Bl.) DC.Spilanthes paniculata Wall. ex DCLactuca indica L.3.4. Summary and Future Prospects3.5. References

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book contains brief descriptions and evaluations of some active ingredients and the medicinal uses of about 100 plants found in Asia . . The stated purpose is to show the rich source of potential drugs in the estimated 6,000 plant species in Asia . . This objective is met . . A unique feature of the book is the emphasis on similar chemicals found in some plant families . . Adequate references to the scientific literature are given for each plant." (Stata Norton, Doody's Book Review Service, January, 2007)"This book presents several aspects of the pharmacology, chemistry, botany and folkloric use of selected medicinal plants that can be found in Asia and the Pacific. It is generously illustrated with line drawings for many of the plants under discussion, as well as examples of chemical structures. . The book is organized into three chapters . . This book should be of interest to academic, industrial or government scientists with an interest in the potential of the regional flora for drug discovery." (James Graham, Phytomedicine, Vol. 15, 2008)