Ethnopharmacology /

Ethnopharmacology is one of the world's fastest-growing scientific disciplines encompassing a diverse range of subjects. It links natural sciences research on medicinal, aromatic and toxic plants with socio-cultural studies and has often been associated with the development of new drugs. The Ed...

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Other Authors: Heinrich, Michael, 1957 July 4- (Editor), Jäger, Anna K. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
Series:ULLA postgraduate pharmacy series.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Series Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; Part 1 Ethnopharmacology: The Fundamental Challenges; Chapter 1 Ethnopharmacology: A Short History of a Multidisciplinary Field of Research; 1.1 Introduction; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 2 Medicinal Plant Research: A Reflection on Translational Tasks; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Translational research: preclinical research; 2.3 Translational research: clinical research; 2.4 Reaching the patient; 2.5 A 'developed' traditional medicine system; References.
  • Chapter 3 The Anthropology of Ethnopharmacology3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Primary example: Traditional medicine in New York City; 3.2.1 Missing out on cultural context; 3.2.2 People change plants due to availability; 3.2.3 The spiritual component; 3.3 An example from ancient Roman architecture; 3.4 An example from native North America; 3.5 Comparative ethnobotany; 3.6 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4 Quantitative and Comparative Methods in Ethnopharmacology; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 Materia medica and cultural consensus.
  • 4.1.2 The intent of ethnopharmacological projects: Basic and applied research4.1.3 Ethnopharmacology as cross-cultural endeavour and the concept of emic and etic; 4.2 Research questions; 4.2.1 Descriptive questions; 4.2.2 Relational questions; 4.3 Field research; 4.3.1 Data sampling; 4.4 Analyzing the data; 4.4.1 Use-reports for quantification; 4.5 Pharmacological research; 4.6 Contextualization; 4.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Biodiversity, Conservation and Ethnopharmacology; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Changing attitudes to the ownership of biodiversity.
  • 5.3 Medicinal and aromatic plants as resources5.4 How many species?; 5.5 Chemical diversity; 5.6 Wild harvesting and over-collection; 5.7 Medicinal plant conservation; 5.8 Conservation approaches; 5.9 Protected areas; 5.10 Community conservation; 5.11 Genetic conservation; 5.12 Cultivation; 5.13 Conclusions; References; Chapter 6 Ecopharmacognosy; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Sustainable medicines and pharmacognosy; 6.3 Ecopharmacognosy: background; 6.4 Ecopharmacognosy practices; 6.4.1 Replacement plant parts; 6.4.2 Vegetables as chemical reagents.
  • 6.4.3 The 'Medicine Man' approach and remote sensing6.4.4 Dereplication; 6.4.5 In silico evaluation of natural products; 6.4.6 Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites; 6.4.7 Complex traditional medicines; 6.4.8 Network pharmacology; 6.4.9 Can ecopharmacognosy change the dark side of traditional medicine?; 6.5 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 7 NMR-based Metabolomics and Hyphenated NMR Techniques: A Perfect Match in Natural Products Research; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Metabolomics; 7.3 Principles of NMR-based metabolomics; 7.4 NMR-based metabolomics in natural products research.