"The book is highly recommended to all medicinal and natural products chemists and to any others involved with the products of these pathways. Although the hard-cased edition is inexpensive, a paperback edition is planned for students. They will both prove to be favored lasting additions to personal libraries." (Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 45, No. 10)
"...comprehensive guide to pharacognosy..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)
"...this updated edition is an excellent book..." (Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 19, No. 12, December 2002)
"The price of the paper-back will allow not only to have it in the library but also on the personal bookshelf." (Journal of Plant PhysiologyNo.159, 2002)
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From the Publisher
Pharmacologically active natural products from plants, microorganisms and animals have been used for centuries in the treatment of diseases. Within the science of pharmacognosy early herbal remedies and animal extracts have been evaluated and analysed to produce both modified (semi-synthetic) extracts and synthetic analogues. This is a concise and informative textbook which provides a comprehensive introduction to natural products in medicine from a biosynthetic point of view, rather than the more usual natural product class or activity viewpoint.
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