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About this book
About this book
In-depth knowledge of the chemistry of medicinal plants is essential in understanding the manifold utilities of such plants; and to enhance our understanding of the quality of raw materials, extracts and formulations; and in marketing plant-derived drugs. The selection of plants studied in this treatise is based on its significance, and its representation of members of different taxonomic families as well as of different classes (and subclasses) of compounds. All the available data on the chemical compounds and the pharmacological studies on these plants/compounds have been incorporated. The plants are arranged by the type and nature of chemical compounds they contain. Secondary metabolites have been included in this volume due to their great therapeutic role.
* Introduction; Part A: Secondary Metabolites; * Alkaloids; Alkaloidal Amines; Diterpenoid Alkaloids; Imidazole Alkaloids; Indole Alkaloids; Isoquinoline Alkaloids; Monoterpenoid Alkaloids; Phenanthro-indolizidine Alkaloids; Pyridine-piperidine Alkaloids; Quinazoline Alkaloids; Quinoline Alkaloids; Quinolizidines/Lupinane Alkaloids; Sesquiterpene Alkaloids; Steroidal Alkaloids; Tropane Alkaloids; Tropolone Alkaloids; * Terpenoids; Monoterpenes; Sesquiterpenes; Volatile Oils; Aromatherapy; Diterpenes; Triterpenoids (Triterpenes and Steroids; Limonoids and Quassinoids; Saponins; Cardiac Glycosides); Carotenoids; * Phenolics; Simple Phenols; Phenolic Acids; Acetophenones; Phenyl Propanes; Benzophenones; Xanthones; Coumarins; Chromones; Stilbenes; Lignans; Flavonoids (Anthocyanins; Aurones; Biflavonyls; Catechins, Flavan-3, 4-diols and Proanthocyanidins; Chalcones; Flavones and Flavonols; Flavonones and Flavononols (Dihydroflavones and Dihydro Flavonols); Isoflavones, Isoflavonones and Homoisoflavones; Neoflavanoids); Quinones (Benzoquinones; Naphthaquinones; Anthraquinones); Tannins; Antioxidant Therapy; * Gums and Mucilages; Part B: Primary Metabolites; * The Primary Metabolics; Carbohydrates; Aminoacids and Proteins; Fatty Acids, Triacylglycerols and Glycolipids; * General References; * References; * Index; * Appendix.