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Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Volume 1

Vinod D Rangari (Author)
Synopsis The second edition of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry - Part I, is characterised by additions and updating of the earlier material. The book consists of two parts. In the general introduction to pharmacognosy, the book contains independent chapters on Alternative System of Medicines, Introduction to Pharmaceutical Botany, Sources of Crude Drugs, Commerce and Quality Control, Microscopy and Micrometry. The conceptual understanding of natural products as drugs has been augmented with chapters/notes on extractions, biosynthetic pathways and technologies for elucidations of biosynthetic pathways. The second part of the book contains category wise details of the crude drugs containing Carbohydrates, Glycosides, Tannins, Volatile Oils, Resins, Alkaloids, Enzymes, Minerals, and Natural fibers. The chapter on essential oils has been thoroughly modified and updated with description of a large number of essential oil containing drugs. A new chapter on Fixed oils, Fats and Waxes dealing extensively with chemistry, classification, isolation and standardisation of various crude drugs has also been added.
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About the author

Vinod D Rangari

Dr. Vinod D. Rangari is an alumnus of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagpur University. Later, he accomplished the Ph.D. degree at Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Jammu, under the guidance of world renowned Pharmacognosist, Prof. Dr. C. K. Atal. After an illustrious career as a teacher in various pharmaceutical colleges at Udaipur, Nashik Pune, Mysore and Himmatnagar (Gujarat), he is nowthe Principal and Professor of Pharmacognosy at the J. L. Chaturvedi College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Nagpur.

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Bibliographic information

Title Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Volume 1
Format Softcover
Date published: 08.07.2009
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788188739455
length xxiv+536p., Illustrations; 25cm.