Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific by Christophe Wiart

By Christophe Wiart

Drawing at the author’s huge own event, Medicinal crops of Asia and the Pacific offers accomplished insurance of the medicinal vegetation of the zone. Describing greater than three hundred compounds, the ebook discusses each very important type of typical items whereas highlighting state-of-the-art study and up to date advancements. With its vast scope and broad compound listings, the presentation and procedure of the ebook is totally unique.

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From: BOSWESEN. Nederlands Nieuw-Guine. Forestry Division Neth. New Guinea). Field collector: C. Kalkman. No: BW 6346. June 21, 1958. Botanical identification: J. Sinclair. Nov. 13, 1962. Geographical localization: Nederland’s New Guinea, Fak–Fak, Agricultural Exp. Gard. ] Botany Myristica argentea Warb. is a tree that grows in the primary rain forests of Papua New Guinea. The leaves are simple and spiral. 8cm long. 6cm – 19cm × 6cm, elliptic, acuminate at the apex in a tail, and shows 13–18 pairs of secondary nerves.

The plant is known as medang ayer in IndoMalaya; the leaves are used as a poultice to heal boils. The pharmacological potential of this plant is unknown. 5 An interesting development would be the evaluation of Lauraceous lignans for antiviral properties. REFERENCES 1. Verspohl, E. , and Neddermann, E. 2005. Antidiabetic effect of Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum zeylanicum in vivo and in vitro. Phytother. , 19, 203–206. 2. , Zhang, R. , and Shibuya, H. 1993. Dehatrine, an antimalarial bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid from the Indonesian medicinal plant Beilschmiedia madang, isolated as a mixture of two rotational isomers.

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