Artemisia (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial by Colin W. Wright

By Colin W. Wright

A entire review of this genus, Artemisia examines all elements of the herbs makes use of and functions, its mode of motion and medical significance. Following a accomplished advent to the genus, the publication discusses the botanical, phytochemical and organic features of a couple of very important species of Artemisis. when you consider that the invention of artemisinin, a hugely lively antimalarial agent from the chinese language herb A. annua is of substantial significance, this quantity devotes numerous chapters to the normal makes use of, cultivation and phytochemistry of this species and to the improvement of artemisinin-derived antimalarial brokers, their mode of motion and scientific use.

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Among the various compounds, lower terpenoids such as camphor, thujone, borneol and 1,8-cineole are the most representative (Fig. , 1992). As for many aromatic plants, the oil content of Artemisia is affected by environmental factors. The monoterpenoid content of some A. tridentata ssp. , 1983). The huge variability in the essential oil composition within Artemisia can be summarized by taking into consideration the data published on the most important oil crops. The variability in the monoterpenoids of the genus ranges from the artemisyl derivatives (such as artemisia alcohol, artemisia ketone, artemisia acetate, artemisia triene and yomogi alcoholfketone) to santolinyl and lavandulyl skeleton derivatives.

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