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Winner of the James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature Award from the yankee Botanical CouncilCompiled by way of the yankee natural Pharmacopoeia®, this quantity addresses the shortcoming of authoritative microscopic descriptions of these medicinal plant species presently in alternate. It contains an atlas delivering designated textual content and picture descriptions of greater than one hundred forty medicinal plant species and their  Read more...

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9 Pharmacognosy—The Child of the Microscope . . . . 11 In Search of the “Magic Bullet” . . . . . . . . . 15 Pharmacognosy—A Shift to “Grind and Find” . . . . 19 Botanical Microscopy—Pharmacy’s Unique Contribution to Science . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Microscopic Sleuthing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Specificity of Microscopy . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Quality Assurance of Herbal Ingredients . . . .

Occasionally, only single botanically authenticated samples were available; nevertheless, they were crosschecked against other authoritative characterizations. This level of attention is often lacking in early American works of botanical microscopy, whose characterizations were often based on single samples that may or may not have been botanically authenticated or representative of materials in trade. indb 35 10/28/10 5:11:00 PM xxxvi American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Botanical Pharmacognosy — Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines How to Use This Book ◾◾ Format of the text: The text is divided into two sections.

The importance of plants in medicine is similarly immortalized in the term we routinely use to describe medicines: drug. The word is derived from the Dutch droog and Old French drogue, which both refer to the drying herbs hanging from the rafters of Old World apothecaries. Botany developed as a distinct science partially with Fabius Columna’s (1567–1650) publishing of Phytobasanos (plant touchstone) in 1592, and a second work, Ekphrasis (exposition), sometime later. Columna was a native of Naples, a contemporary of Galileo, and a skilled botanical illustrator.

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