Natural Products as Medicinal Agents

  • 1980 - 526 pages - 1 Volumes
  • Auteurs : J.L. Beal - E. Reinhard (eds)
  • Edition : Stuggart, Hippokrates Verlag
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Mot-clés : Pharmacognosie, Phytochimie

Description :

The discovery of new natural products as medicinal agents basically requires thorough chemical research work on the molecules present in the land and seas which surround us (microorganisms, plants, animals).

A complete knowledge of their structure is essential to allow the determination of their pharmacological action. The study of traditional medicines, which originally stemmed from clinical observations, and which were gradually refined over the centuries, stimulates the mind and leads on to further discoveries and developments. New sources from which medicinal substances can be extracted must also be found.