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Echinacea

The genus Echinacea, 1st Edition

Edited by Sandra Carol Miller, He-ci Yu

CRC Press

296 pages | 74 B/W Illus.

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Echinacea has emerged from the realm of folklore medicine and into the territory of valued and potentially fundamental therapy. While an understanding of the promising medicinal applications of Echinacea is important, knowledge of the herb's chemistry, cultivation, and analytical profiles is equally as significant.

Echinacea: The genus Echinacea examines every element of the popular herb. Several chapters in this volume deal with the taxonomy, genetics, international culture methods, and chemistry of Echinacea, while other sections focus on the analytical evaluation of the various plant parts, such as the roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. The text explains how the plant is cultivated and describes the locations where it is most abundant. It presents different species of Echinacea that are medically important, and then identifies the chemically active ingredients that give Echinacea its strong pharmaceutical and therapeutic value. The book also includes a discussion of proper medicinal and veterinary uses, as well as guidance on when this remedy should not be used.

With comprehensive analysis of this popular herb, this timely book bridges the gap between the abundant molecular cataloguings of the phytochemicals present in genus Echinacea, and the functional potential of this plant. It will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in the fields of plant science, natural products chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and naturopathy.

Table of Contents

THE GENUS ECHINACEA: TAXONOMY AND GENETICS

Taxonomic History and Revision of the Genus Echinacea, S.E. Binns, J.T. Arnason, and B.R. Baum

A Review of Preliminary Echinacea Genetics and the Future Potential of Genomics, K.A. McKeown

CULTIVATION OF GENUS ECHINACEA

In Vitro Culture of Echinacea Species, P.S. Coker and N.D. Camper

Cultivation in Europe, B. Galambosi

THE CHEMISTRY OF GENUS ECHINACEA

Phytochemistry of the Genus Echinacea, J.B. Harborne and C.A. Williams

The Chemistry of Antioxidant Constituents of Echinacea, C. Hu, D.D. Kitts, and J. Zawistowski

ANALYTICAL EVALUATION IN GENUS ECHINACEA

Analytical Profiles of Echinacea Species, P. Pietta, P. Mauri, and N. Fuzzati

Factors Affecting Echinacea Quality: Agronomy and Processing, N.B. Perry, R.B.H. Willis, and D.L. Stuart

Popularity, Diversity and Quality of Echinacea, H. Yu and K. Matti

IN VIVO AND IN VITRO EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FOR

THE IMMUNO-ENHANCING ACTIVITY OF ECHINACEA SPECIES

Echinacea In Vivo: A Prophylactic Agent in Normal Mice and a Therapeutic Agent in Leukemic Mice, S.C. Miller

Effect of Echinacea on Cells Involved in Disease Defense, H. Sestakova and B. Turek

In Vivo Immunopharmacology of Echinacea, J.A. Rininger, K, Ringer, and M. Savarese

Bioassays of Echinacea Extracts and Commercial Products, P. S. Coker and N.D. Camper

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE MEDICINAL USE OF ECHINACEA SPECIES PRODUCTS: POSITIVE EFFECTS AND CONTRADICTIONS

Echinacea: Quality, Uses and Immunomodulating Activity from a Phytotherapist's Perspective, K. Bone

The Use of Echinacea in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Critical Review, M. Sarkar and G. Koren

Two Immunoenhancers Are Not Better Than One, S.C. Miller

Adverse Reactions Associated With Echinacea and Other Asteraceae, R.J. Mullins and R. Heddle

The Efficacy of Echinacea Tea, E.B. Lindenmuth and G.F. Lindenmuth

THE USE OF ECHINACEA PRODUCTS IN VETERINARY PRACTICE

Veterinary Applications of Echinacea Species: Research in Horses, Cattle, Poultry, and Swine, W. O'Neill

About the Authors/Editor

Miller\, Sandra Carol; Yu\, He-ci

About the Series

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General