Ethnomedicine and Drug Discovery by M.M. Iwu, J. Wootton

By M.M. Iwu, J. Wootton

The emergence of recent infectious, persistent and drug resistant illnesses have caused scientists to seem in the direction of medicinal crops as brokers for therapy and prevention. This e-book offers an interphase among ethnomedical and ethnobotanical methods to new drug discovery and advances in biotechnology and molecular technology that has made it more and more possible to remodel conventional medications into sleek medicines. those novel techniques additionally increase new matters and the quantity explores financial, moral and coverage issues of drug improvement in accordance with indigenous wisdom or conventional medicine.This paintings additionally positive factors standardization and improvement of phytomedicines for significant healing symptoms, together with rising infectious illnesses affecting constructing and constructed countries.The booklet offers state of the art info at the so much cutting edge technological know-how, the study, the undefined, the industry, and the way forward for ethnomedicine and drug discovery.

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During the decade from 1977 to 1987, about 2500 new metabolites were reported from a variety of marine organisms. These studies have clearly demonstrated that the marine environment is a rich source of bioactive compounds, many of which belong to totally novel chemical classes not found in terrestrial sources. 25 As yet, no compound isolated from a marine source has advanced to commercial use as a chemotherapeutic agent, though several are in various phases of clinical development as potential anticancer agents.

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