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Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific

Christophe Wiart 
CRC Press  June 2006  



Hardback  336 pages  ISBN 9780849372452      £145.00
Provides a comprehensive view of the medicinal plants of the Asian Pacific region
  • Contains a 4 page color insert and more than 260 line drawings, black and white photographs, and chemical structures
  • Draws on personal field observations, ethnopharmacological investigations, and available published pharmacochemical evidence
  • Presents new information on the pharmacological effect of medicinal plants from Asia and the Pacific
  • Discusses the active principles in the families of plants and their uses
  • Provides examples of phenolic compounds of pharmacological value
  • Includes coverage of known traditional uses of plants as antiseptic agents, counterirritants, and antimicrobials
  • Explores possible pharmacological uses as antidepressants, anticancer agents, and antibiotics, as well as for treating high blood pressure, leukemia, and more

Drawing on the author's extensive personal experience, Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific provides comprehensive coverage of the medicinal plants of the region. Describing more than 300 compounds, the book discusses every important class of natural products while highlighting cutting-edge research and recent developments. With its broad scope and extensive compound listings, the presentation and approach of the book is completely original.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ANNONACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Fissistima lanuginosum (Hk. f. et Th.) Merr
  • Fissistigma manubriatum (Hk. f. et Th.)
  • Phaeanthus ebracteolatus (Prels) Merr
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY MYRISTICACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Knema glaucescens Jack
  • Knema Globularia (Lamk.) Warb.
  • Myristica argentea Warb.
  • Myristica elliptica Wall. Ex Hook. F. Thoms
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY LAURACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Cinnamomun sintoc Bl
  • Beilschmiedia pahangensis Gamb.
  • Bielschmiedia tonkinensis Ridl.
  • Cryptocarya griffithiana Wight
  • Cryptocarya tomentosa Bl.
  • Litsea umbellata (Lour.) Merr.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY PIPERACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Piper Abbreviatum Opi
  • Piper betle L.
  • Piper officinarum DC
  • Piper sarmentosum Roxb
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ARISTOLOCHIACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Aristolochia philippinensis Warb.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY NYMPHEACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn
  • Nymphea Pubescens Willd
  • Nymphea stellata Willd
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY MENISPERMACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Arcangelica flava (L.) Merr.
  • Limacia oblonga Hook f. & Thoms.
  • Stephania Japonica (Thunb.) Miers
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY POLYGONACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Polygonum chinense L.
  • Polygonum Minus Huds.
  • Polygonum tomentosum Willd.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY MYRSINACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Aegiceras corniculatum Blco
  • Aridisia corolata Roxb
  • Ardisia elliptica Thunb.
  • Ardisia fuliginosa Bl.
  • Ardisia humilis Vahl
  • Ardisia lanceolata Roxb.
  • Ardisia odontophylla Wall
  • Ardisia oxyphylla Wall.
  • Ardisia pyramidalis (Cav.) Pers
  • Ardisia ridleyi King & Gamble
  • Ardisia squamulosa Presl
  • Maesa cumingii Mez
  • Maesa denticullata Mez
  • Maesa laxa Mez
  • Maesa perlarius (Lour.) Merr.
  • Maesa ramentacea (Roxb.) A.DC.
  • Maesa tetrandra A. DC.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY EBENACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Diospyros lanceifolia Roxb
  • Diospyros malabarica (Desr.) Kostel.
  • Diospyros multiflora Blco
  • Diospyros pilosanthera Blco.
  • Diospyros sumatrana Miq.
  • Diospyros rufa King & Gamble
  • Diospyros toposioides King & Gamble
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY BOMBACACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
  • Neesia Altissima Bl.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ELAEOCARPACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Elaeocarpus floribundus Bl.
  • Elaeocarpus obtusus Bl. sensu King
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY CAPPARACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Capparis micrantha DC
  • Crateva religiosa Forts.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY FLACOURTIACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeusch
  • Homalium tomentosum (Vent.) Benth.
  • Hydnocarpus kurzii ssp. Australis Sleumer
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY PASSIFLORACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Adenia cordifolia Engl
  • Passiflora foetida L.
  • Passiflora quadrangularis L.
  • Passiflora laurifolia L.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY CUCURBITACEAE

  • General Concept Gymnopetalum cochinchinense (Lour.) Kurz.
  • Hodgsonia macrocarpa (Bl.) Cogn.
  • Trichosanthes quinquangulata A. Grey
  • Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour.
  • Trichosanthes villosa Bl
  • Trichosanthes wawrae Cogn
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY CONNARACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Connarus ferrugineus Jack
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ANISOPHYLLEACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Anisophyllea disticha Hook f.
  • Reference

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ROSACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
  • Prunus arborea (Bl.) Kalkman
  • Rubus moluccanum L
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY THYMELEACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Gonystylus confusus Airy Shaw
  • Gonystylus macrophyllus (Miq.) Airy Shaw
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY MELASTOMATACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Blastus cogniauxii Stapf.
  • Diplectra divaricata (Willd.) O. Ktze
  • Dissochaeta annulata Hook. f.
  • Dissochaeta bracteata (Jack) Bl
  • Dissochaeta punctulata Hook. f. ex Triana
  • Medinilla hasseltiI Bl
  • Medinilla radicans (Bl.) Bl.
  • Melastoma polyanthum Bl.
  • Melasatoma sanguineum Sims
  • Memecylon dichotomum C.B. Clarke
  • Neodissochaeta gracilis (Jack) Bakh. f.
  • Osbeckia chinensis L.
  • Pternandra coerulescens Jack
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY RHIZOPHORACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Bruguiera sexangula (Lour.) Poir.
  • Carallia brachiata (Lour.) Merr.
  • Carallia suffruticosa King
  • Ceriops tagal (Pers.) C.B. Rob.
  • Gynotroches axillaris Bl.
  • Rhizophora apiculata Bl.
  • Rhizophora mucronata Lamk.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY OLACACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Ochanostachys amentacea Mast
  • Ximenia americana L
  • Strombosia philippinensis (Baill.) Rolfe
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ICACINACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Gonocaryum gracile Miq
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY EUPHORBIACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Antidesma ghaemsembilla Gaertn.
  • Euphorbia thymifolia L
  • Macaranga tanarius Muell.-Arg.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY SAPINDACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq
  • Lepisanthes tetraphylla (Vahl) Radlk.
  • Nephelium juglandifolium Bl
  • Pometia pinnata Forst.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ANACARDIACEAE

  • General Concept Dracontomelon dao (Blanco) Merr. & Rolfe
  • Gluta rhengas L.
  • Melanochyla auriculata Hook. f.
  • Pentaspadon officinalis Holmes
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY SIMAROUBACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Eurycoma apiculata Benn.
  • Quassia indica (Gaertn.) Nootebom
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY MELIACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Aglaia odorata Lour
  • Aphanamixis grandifolia Bl
  • Aphanamixis rohituka (Roxb.) Pierre
  • Chisocheton penduliflorus Planch. ex Hiern
  • Dysoxylum alliaceum Bl.
  • Dysoxylum cauliflorum Hiern
  • Sandoricum koejape (Burm. f.) Merr.
  • Toona sureni (Bl.) Merr.
  • Trichilia connaroide (Wight & Arn.) Bentvelzen
  • Xylocarpus granatum Koenig.
  • Xylocarpus moluccensis (Lamk.) Roem
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY RUTACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Aegle marmelos Correa
  • Atalantia monophylla DC
  • Atalantia roxburghiana Hook. f.
  • Citrus hystrix DC
  • Citrus mitis Blco.
  • Clausena excavata Burm. f.
  • Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeells
  • Euodia elleryana F. Muell.
  • Lunasia amara Blco
  • Micromelum minutum (Forst f.) W. & A
  • Paramignya andamanica Tanaka
  • Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lamk.
  • Zanthoxylum avicennae (Lamk.) DC
  • Zanthoxylum myriacanthum Wall. ex Hk. f.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY LOGANIACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Fagraea auriculata Jack
  • Fagraea blumei G.Don
  • Fagraea obovata (non Wall.) King
  • Neuburgia corynocarpa (A Gray) Leenh
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY GENTIANACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Nymphoides indica (Thwaites) Kuntze
  • Swertia javanica Bl
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY APOCYNACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Alstonia angustifolia Wall. ex A. Dc
  • Alstonia macrophylla Wall. ex G. Don
  • Alstonia spectabilis
  • Alstonia spatulata Bl.
  • Carissa carandas L
  • Epigynum maingayi Hook. f
  • Ervatamia sphaerocarpa Bl
  • Holarrhena curtisii King & Gamble
  • Kibatalia arborea (Bl.) G.Don
  • Kopsia larutensis King & Gamble
  • Willughbeia edulis Ridl
  • Wrightia pubescens R. Br.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY ASCLEPIADACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Hoya coriacea Bl.
  • Hoya coronaria Bl.
  • Hoya diversifolia Bl
  • Streptocaulon cumingii (Turcz.) F.-Vill.
  • Telosma cordata (Burm.f.) Merr.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY SOLANACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Capsicum minimum Roxb
  • Solanum ferox var. laniocarpum
  • Solanum mammosum L
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum verbascifolium L.
  • References

MEDICINAL PLANTS CLASSIFIED IN THE FAMILY VERBENACEAE

  • General Concept
  • Callicarpa arborea Roxb.
  • Clerodendrum dDeflexum Wall.
  • Clerodendrum inerm (L.) Gaertn
  • Duranta plumieri Jacq.
  • Gmelina elliptica Sm.
  • Peronema canescens Jack
  • Sphenodesme pentandra Jack
  • Sphenodesme trifolia Wight
  • Teijmanniodendron pteropodium (Miq.) Bakh.
  • References
  • Index
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