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Botanicals: A Phytocosmetic Desk Reference

By: Frank S D'Amelio

361 pages, B/w photos, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #84892 | ISBN: 0849321182
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Features include: The folkloric use of herbs and constituents; Forms of extracts; Plant Identification; Common terminology; Infrared spectroscopy and gas liquid chromatography; General method for extracting botanical constituents; Aromatherapy; Hair care botanicals; Formulations.


Herbs-Folkloric Use and Constituents.- Forms of Extracts.- Plant Identification.- Some Common Terminology.- Infrared Spectroscopy.- Botanical Quick Reference Chart.- Percolation Process.- General Method for Extracting Botanical Constituents.- Some Extraction Terminology.- UV and Visible Spectroscopy of Botanicals.- UV and Visible Absorption Maxima of Some Common Compound Groups.- Tannins.- Mucilaginous Plants.- Decoctions.- Infusions.- Aromatherapy.- A Brief Summary of the Properties of Essential Oils for Use in Aromatherapy.- Botanical Extract Strengths.- Thin Layer Chromatography.- A Brief List of TLC Developing Solvent Systems.- Methods of Identification.- Adulteration of Drugs.- Morphology.- Micromorphology.- Diagnostic Structures of Different Drug Groups.- Microscopical Linear Measurements.- Hair Care Botanicals.- Oriental Herbs Used in Cosmetics.- Formulations.- Indian Herbs.- Japanese Botanicals Cross Reference List.- Glossary.- Marine Natural Products.

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