Botany, Chemistry and Pharmacology
By (author) L. D. Kapoor
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Opium Poppy by L. D. Kapoor
Book DescriptionHere is an in-depth examination of the opium poppy--the first medicinal plant known to mankind. In Opium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology, author L. D. Kapoor provides readers with a comprehensive resource on poppy production from seed to alkaloid. He explores the opium poppy?s origin, distribution, chemistry, and uses and abuses from ancient civilizations through the present day. He covers plant and seed production and crop improvement and explores in detail the chemical and pharmaceutical by-products of the opium poppy. The book begins with a historical overview of the origin and use of opium poppy in ancient civilizations such as Greece, Egypt, and Mesopotamia. Chapters that follow contain detailed information on:* botanical studies* cytogenics and plant breeding* agronomy, including insect and pest control measures* physiological and anatomical studies* chemical and pharmacological aspects of opium alkaloids* biosynthesis and physiology of opium alkaloids* the occurrence and role of alkaloids in plants* the evaluation of analgesic actions of morphine in various pain models in experimental animals Opium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology is a useful reference for professionals and students of pharmacy, botany, chemistry, medicine, and pharmacology who need a better overall understanding of this ancient plant and its (potential) modern usage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789002020
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 27-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Features over 50 illustrations and descriptions of approximately 250 plants which are used for herbal medicine. This title includes information on medicinal plants ranging from Abies spectabilis to Zizyphus vulgaris. It is suitable for physicians, pharmacists, drug collectors, and those interested in the healing arts.
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