The third edition of Andrew Pengelly’s classic, ‘The Constituents of Medicinal Plants’ explains in simple terms the commonly occurring chemical constituents of medicinal plants, and how these react with the human body. The major classes of plant constituents, such as phenols, terpenes and polysaccharides, are described both in terms of their chemical structures and their pharmacological activities.
This edition contains a new chapter on resins and cannabinoids, and additional content on macrocarpals, essential oil chemotypes, mushroom polysaccharides, phytochemical synergy, and toxicology of phytochemicals. It also includes new content on seaweeds and fungi, and polyphenol-rich foods, as well as over 200 diagrams of chemical structures.
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