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Aloes: The Genus Aloe

Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Industrial Profiles Volume: 38

Edited By: Tom Reynolds

416 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, figs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #144984 | ISBN: 0415306728
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NHBS Price: £102.00 $125/€114 approx

About this book

Aloes are a large genus of plants, about 450 species, that have been used as medicinal plants since ancient times. This book reviews all botanical, chemical, biochemical, and medicinal information as well as the commercial aspects of aloes.


Part 1. The Plants 1. Aloes in Habitat Leonard E. Newton 2. Taxonomy of Aloaceae Gideon Smith and Elsie M.A. Steyn Part 2. Aloe Constituents 3. Aloe Chemistry Tom Reynolds 4. Aloe Polysaccharides Yawei Ni, Kenneth M. Yates and Ian R. Tizard 5. Aloe Lectins and Their Activities Hiroshi Kuzuya, Kan Shimpo and Hidehiko Beppu 6. Analytical Methodology: the Gel. Analysis of Aloe Pulp and its Derivatives Yawei Ni and Ian R. Tizard 7. Analytical Methodology: the Exudate Tom Reynolds 8. Industrial Processing and Quality Control of A.barbadensis Ronald P. Pelley, Todd A. Waller and Faith M. Strickland Part 3. Therapeutic Activity of Aloes 9. Healing Powers of Aloes Nicola Mascolo, Angelo A. Izzo, Francesca Borrelli, Giulia Di Carlo, Lidia Sautebin and Francesco Capasso 10. Aloe vera in Wound Healing Gary D. Motykie and John P. Heggers 11. Aloe vera in Thermal and Frostbite Injuries Michael K. Obeng J., Gary D. Motykie, Robert L. McCauley and P. Heggers 12. Plant Saccharides and the Prevention of Sun-induced Skin Cancer Faith M. Strickland and Ronald P. Pelley 13. Aloes and the Immune System Ian R. Tizard and Lalitha Ramamoorthy 14. Bioactivity of A. arborescens Preparations Akira Yagi Part 4. Aloe Biology 15. The Chromosones of Aloe - Variation on a Theme Peter Brandham 16. Aloe Leaf Anatomy David F. Cutler 17. Pests of Aloes Monique S.J. Simmonds.

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