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Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Plants and Their Extracts: Volume 1



Part of the Progress in Drug Research book series (PDR, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. A. N. M. Alamgir
    Pages 1-17
  3. A. N. M. Alamgir
    Pages 497-513
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 529-546

About this book


This volume focuses on the importance of therapeutically active compounds of natural origin. Natural materials from plants, microbes, animals, marine organisms and minerals are important sources of modern drugs. 

Beginning with two chapters on the development and definition of the interdisciplinary field of pharmacognosy, the volume offers up-to-date information on natural and biosynthetic sources of drugs, classification of crude drugs, pharmacognosical botany, examples of medical application, WHO´s guidelines and intellectual property rights for herbal products.


Pharmacognosy Medicinal plants Sources of drugs Preparation methods Herbal pharmacopoeia

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyChittagong UniversityChittagongBangladesh

About the authors

Prof. Alamgir has been working as professor in the Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, for the last 30 years. He teaches plant physiology, biochemistry and pharmacognosy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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