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Harmal: The Genus Peganum

  • Integrates traditional medical uses and modern research on Harmal to point the way to future developments in phytomedicines and drug development
  • Surveys current botanical aspects to provide a starting point for expanded commercialization and charting of novel and future development
  • Provides chemical and pharmacological reviews to give a firm basis for a broad range of researchers investigating safe phytoceutical agents
  • Includes dozens of illustrative and original high-quality photos as well as drawings and chemical structures
  • Offers comprehensive reference lists to encourage more detailed study

Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

By: Ephraim Philip Lansky(Author), Helena Maaria Paavilainen(Author)

320 pages, 250 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Oct 2017 | #232562 | ISBN-13: 9781482249569
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NHBS Price: £121.00 $154/€136 approx

About this book

Harmal (Syrian rue, Peganum harmala and its relatives) is an important medicinal plant of the Mediterranean and Indo-Iranian areas with a rich historical tradition of its use and a number of experimental modern applications. The unique pharmacological qualities of Harmal have been researched in depth, and the plant has an impressive record of less known historical and ethnomedicinal uses, including treatment for inflammation, skin cancer and hemorrhoids. Harmal: The Genus Peganum focuses on the medicinal virtues and uses of Harmal.


- Introduction
- Traditional Medical Uses
- Chemistry
- Medical Actions of Peganum sp.
- and their components
- Future Directions for Harmal and Modern Medicine

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