Development of Plant-Based Medicines: Conservation, Efficacy and Safety

  • Praveen K. Saxena

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mohammed El-Demerdash
    Pages 69-93
  3. Rosaura M. Romero
    Pages 95-106
  4. Susan J. Murch, Kristen L. Choffe, Praveen K. Saxena
    Pages 107-117
  5. Skye S. B. Campbell, Susan J. Murch, Praveen K. Saxena
    Pages 119-138
  6. Susan J. Murch, Praveen K. Saxena
    Pages 167-181
  7. Claudia Sheedy, J. Christopher Hall
    Pages 183-198
  8. K. Seshagirirao, M. N. V. Prasad
    Pages 199-210
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 263-264

About this book


The `plant' is often the most neglected part of plant-based medicine. Throughout time, humans have searched, collected, and effectively used plants for healing. Currently, the medicinal plant-based business is flourishing at a dramatic pace and at the expense of an already declining population of plant species, many of which are on the verge of extinction. In spite of this history and popularity, the mystery of what transforms a plant into a medicinal plant persists, and there are chronic problems with ensuring the safety and efficacy of medicinal plant products. Therefore, there is a real need for a full characterization of medicinal plant species and for the development and application of novel technologies for the production of plant-based medicines.
This book highlights some of the recent advances and new approaches to the development of technologies for plant-based medicines and is intended to stimulate new discussions among researchers, regulatory authorities, and pharmaceutical organizations, leading to significant advancements in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Praveen K. Saxena
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant AgricultureUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5675-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9779-1
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