Artemisia annua: Prospects, Applications and Therapeutic Uses

Tariq Aftab, M. Naeem, M. Masroor A. Khan

December 27, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 340 Pages - 18 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138632103 - CAT# K32091

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Features

  • The first comprehensive publication to cover the importance of Artemisia annua in the global health crisis and in the treatment against diseases
  • Discusses integrated omics technologies such as metabolomics and proleomics
  • Covers the role of biotechnology in artemisinin production and for enhancing artemisinin yield
  • Presents authoritative information regarding all strategies for improved cultivation of Artemisia annua
  • Includes contributions from renowned scientists from across the globe

Summary

Artemisia annua is a well-known medicinal plant that has been utilized for a number of purposes, including malaria, for centuries. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the importance of Artemisia annua in the global health crisis and in the treatment against diseases.

A component and extract, artemisinin, is the source of other derivatives which are also suitable for pharmaceutical use. The present demand for artemisinin far outpaces its supply. Researchers are working globally towards improving artemisinin content in the plant by various means. Artemisia annua: Prospects, Applications and Therapeutic Uses highlights the different approaches, including ‘omics', that are being used in current research on this immensely important medicinal plant.  

Providing comprehensive coverage of the agricultural and pharmaceutical uses of this plant, Artemisia annua will be essential reading for botanists, plant scientists, herbalists, pharmacognosists, pharmacologists and natural product chemists.

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