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Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

By Christophe Wiart

CRC Press

336 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 262 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

“…a guide for professionals…is presented well…I won’t hesitate to recommend this book.”

  — Thomas Brendler, Economic Botany, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2007

“ … includes very fine botanical plates, full descriptions, and the rationality of uses in medicine in terms of chemotaxonomy, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry.”

SciTech Book News, December 2006

Table of 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

Subject Categories

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