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American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Botanical pharmacognosy: Microscopic Characterization of Botanical medicines
Editor(s) :Roy Upton, Alison Graff, Georgina Jolliffe, Reinhard Länger

ISBN : 9781420073263
Name : American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Botanical pharmacognosy: Microscopic Characterization of Botanical medicines
Price : 116.00
Editor/s : Roy Upton, Alison Graff
Type : Reference Book
Pages : 800
Year of Publication : Rpt.2011
Publisher : Taylor & Francis/BSP Books
Binding : Hardback

About the Book

When working with plant products, identification and quality control are crucial. Microscopic evaluation of plant material can provide a quick, accurate, and inexpensive tool for raw material authentication and assessment of purity. A combination handbook and atlas, compiled by the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia®, American Herbal

Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy—Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines includes detailed images, drawings, and photomicrographs of sectioned, whole, and powdered material of many important species currently lacking quality descriptions.

Co-edited by Roy Upton, whose knowledge of Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western practices makes him a true renaissance man in this field, the book supplies full instructions for setting up a microscopy laboratory and performing botanical microscopy for the identification of plant material. The botanicals covered in the book represent 90 percent of the dollar value of botanical sales in the United States. It also covers a number of popular Asian botanicals, providing the first English language description for many of these. Focusing on those species in high use and commonly adulterated, this book:

• Provides microscopic descriptions of the major botanicals used in herbal products

• Includes descriptions based on authenticated materials and multiple samples of each species

• Discusses the microscopic anatomy of plant parts used, whole and powdered, for each species

• Contains line drawings, microphoto images, and more than 1000 color illustrations

• Supplies a guide to microscopy resources

With descriptions of more than 140 medicinal plant species, the book covers plant anatomy at a level appropriate for the pharmacognostic analysis of plant tissues, offering extensive coverage of the history and importance of botanical microscopy. It provides the basis for reestablishing botanical microscopy as a cost-effective tool to use in assessing botanical identity, purity, and quality.


Introduction to Botanical Microscopy: 1. Pharmacognosy: From Dioscorides to Modern Herbal Medicines 2. What’s in a Name? Nomenclature of Botanical Materials 3. To Be or Not To Be? A Focus on Botanical Adulteration 4. Microscopy for Identification of Botanical Raw Materials: Uses and Limitations 5. Setting Up a Microscopy Lab 6. Major Plant Groups 7. Structures of the Primary Plant Body and Basic Plant Anatomy 8. Diagnostic Characteristics of Tissues 9. Organization of Tissues in Medicinal Plant Parts 10. Preparation of Samples for Microscopic Analysis
Botanical Microscopy Atlas
Achillea millefolium L.- Aconitum carmichaeli Debx., Aconitum kusnezoffi Reicher- Actaea racemosa L. syn. Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt- Aesculus hippocastanum L.- Akebia trifoliata (Thunb.) Koidz - Aletris farinosa L.- Allium sativum L.- Angelica archangelica L.- Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels- Arctium lappa L.- Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng- Aristolochia fangchi Y. C. Wu ex L. D. Chou & S. M. Hwang- Aristolochia manshuriensis Kom- Arnica montana L.- Astragalus mongholicus Bunge syn. A. membranaceus Bunge, A. - membranaceus Bunge var. mongholicus(Bunge) P. K. Hsiao- Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz- Atropa belladonna L.- Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell syn. Bacopa monnieria (L.) Wettstein- Bupleurum spp- Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx - Centella asiatica (L.) Urb- Cephaelis ipecacuanha (Brot.)Rich. and Cephaelis acuminata Karsten- Chamaelirium luteum (L.) A. Gray- Chamaemelum nobile (L.) All- Chimaphila umbellata (L.) W.P.C. Barton- Cinchona succirubra Pav. ex Klotzsch (syn. C. pubescens Vahl)- Clematis armandii Franch- Clematis chinensis Retz- Codonopsis pilosula (Franch.) Nannf., Codonopsis tangshen Oliv- Cola nitida (Vent.) A. Chev- Coptis chinensis Franch., Coptis deltoidea C. Y. Cheng et Hsiao, Coptis teeta Wall- Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC Hawthorn Fruit- Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC Hawthorn Leaf and Flower- Crataegus monogyna Jacq. Hawthorn Fruit- Crataegus monogyna Jacq. Hawthorn Leaf and Flower- Curcuma longa L.- Datura stramonium L.- Digitalis lanata Ehrh- Digitalis purpurea L.- Echinacea angustifolia DC- Echinacea atrorubens Nutt- Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt- Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench Aerial Parts- Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench Root and Rhizome- Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench Seed- Eleutherococcus senticosus (Rupr. & Maxim.) Maxim- Ephedra sinica Stapf, Ephedra equisetina Bunge, E. intermedia- Epimedium spp- Equisetum arvense L.- Eupatorium fistulosum Barratt syn. E. purpureum L.- Eupatorium perfoliatum L.- Frangula alnus Mill. syn. Rhamnus frangulaL.- Frangula purshiana (DC.) J. G. Cooper syn. Rhamnus purshianaDC- Ganoderma lucidum P. Karst- Ginkgo biloba L.- Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. ex DC., Glycyrrhiza inflata Batalin Glycyrrhiza Glabra L.- Grifola frondosa (Dicks: Fr.) S.F. Gray- Hamamelis virginiana L.- Hedysarum polybotris Hand.-Mazz- Humulus lupulus L.- Hydrastis canadensis L. Leaf- Hydrastis canadensis L. Rhizome and Root- Hypericum perforatum L.- Illicium anisatum L.- Illicium verum J. D. Hook- Larrea tridentata (Sessé & Moç. ex DC.) Coville - Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Singer syn. Lentinus edodes (Berk) Singer- Levisticum officinale W. Koch- Ligusticum porteri J. M. Coult.& Rose- Ligustrum lucidum W. T. Aiton- Lycium chinense Mill.,L. barbarum L.- Mahonia nervosa (Pursh.) Nutt- Matricaria recutita L.- Melissa officinalis L.- Mentha × piperitaL.- Mentha pulegium L.- Mitchella repens L.- Oplopanax horridus (Sm.) Miq- Panax ginsengC. A. Mey. Root (unprocessed)- Panax ginsengC. A. Mey. Root (processed)- Panax pseudo ginseng (Burkill) F. H. Chen ex C. Chow & W. G. Huang- Panax quinquefolius L.- Parthenium integrifolium L.- Passiflora incarnata L.- Paullinia cupana Kunth- Pausinystalia johimbe (K. Schum.) Pierre ex Beille- Periploca sepium Bunge- Petasites frigidus (L.) Frigs- Phyllanthus emblica L- Piper methysticum G.Forst- Plantago lanceolata L.- Plantago major L.- Polygonum multiflorum Thunb- Prunus africanum (Hook f.) Kalkman (syn. Pygeum africanum Hook. f.)- Prunus serotina Ehrh- Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth . ex Kurz- Rheum spp. (Rheum officinale Baillon, Rheum palmatum L., Rheum tanguticum Maxim. ex Balf.)- Rhodiola rosea L.-  Rumex crispus L.- Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge- Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipsch. Root syn. Aucklandia costus Falc.; Aucklandia lappa Decne.; Saussurea lappa Decne. C. B. Clarke- Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill - Schisandra sphenanthera Rehder & E. H. Wilson- Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi- Scutellaria lateriflora L.- Senna alexandrina Mill. (syn. Cassia senna, C. angustifolia, C. acutifolia)- Senna alexandrina Mill- Serenoa repens (W. Bartram) Small- Serratula spp- Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn - Stephania tetrandra S. Moore- Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni- Symphytum officinale L. Leaf- Symphytum officinale L. Root- Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch.Bip- Taraxacum officinale Weber ex F. H. Wigg. Leaf- Taraxacum officinale Weber ex F. H. Wigg. Root-
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