Poppy, the third volume in the series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles presents up-to-date information on Poppy and related species. The introduction emphasizes the importance of Poppy, giving a historical evaluation. in the chapters describing the botany and taxonomy of the genus some novel aspects are discussed, e.g., special morphological, structural differentiation. The chapters concerning the physiology and cultivation of Poppy and alternative raw materials give a detailed presentation of this complex issue. Beyond the detailed analysis of ecological factors affecting the accumulation of opiates, both the basic methods of illicit and licit cultivation are discussed. in this volume, for the first time, an evaluation of the Australian Poppy production is presented. Also discussed are the pharmalogical effectiveness and application of opiates, as well as the international control of their processing and trade, and the modern approach to compiling both the chemical and biotechnological information concerning poppy.
This comprehensive treatment of Poppy should be of interest to everyone involved in medicinal plant research.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction Part 2. Biology of Poppy 1. Taxonomy 2. Morphological - Anatomical Aspects 3. Physiological - Ecological Aspects 4. Genetics an Breeding of Papaver somniferum Part 3. Chemistry - Biochemistry of Poppy 1. Chemical Structures of Alkaloids 2. Biosynthesis of Morphinane Alkaloids Part 4. Biotechnology of Poppy 1. In Vitro Biosynthesis of Poppy Alkaloids 2. In Vitro Culture Technologies Part 5. Raw Material Production 1. Cultivation of Poppy in the Temperate Zone 2. Cultivation of Poppy under Tropical Conditions 3. Poppy Cultivation in Australia 4. An Alternative Raw - The Cultivation and Breeding of Papaver bracteatum Part 6. Pharmacology of Poppy Alkaloids Part 7. Overview of World Tendencies on Cultivation, Processing and Trade of Raw and Opiates Part 8. Utilization of Poppy Seed