Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan (Author), Ehab A. Abourashed (Author)
Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics, 3rd Edition
This new Third Edition of Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics arrives in the wake of the huge wave of interest in dietary supplements and herbal medicine resulting from both trends in health and the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). This fully updated and revised text includes the most recent research findings on a wide variety of ingredients, giving readers a single source for understanding and working with natural ingredients.
The Encyclopedia continues the successful format for entries listed in earlier editions (consisting of source, description, chemical composition, pharmacology, uses, commercial preparations, regulatory status, and references). The text also features an easily accessible alphabetical presentation of the entries according to common names, with the index cross-referencing entries according to scientific names.
This Third Edition also features:
More than 50 percent more information than the Second Edition, reflecting the greatly increased research activity in recent years
A new section on traditional Indian medicine, with information on nine commonly used herbs
More than 6,500 references
Two new appendices explaining and illustrating the botanical terminology frequently encountered in the text
A revised and expanded index
Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients: Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics, Third Edition will continue to provide a comprehensive compilation of the existing literature and prominent findings on natural ingredients to readers with an interest in medicine, nutrition, and cosmetics.
FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION, BY DONALD A. DAVIS.
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
INDIAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE.
CHINESE COSMETIC INGREDIENTS.
APPENDIX A: GENERAL REFERENCES.
APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY/ABBREVIATIONS.
APPENDIX C: BOTANICAL TERMS.
APPENDIX D–MORPHOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF PLANT ORGANS.
Ehab A. Abourashed is an Assistant Professor at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Research Associate Professor at the National Center for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi.
"The third edition of Leung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients is a classic work presenting comprehensive information for each of the natural ingredients used in the food and cosmetic industries." (Making Scents, Summer/Fall 2010)
"The main section of this book is an A-Z listing of different natural ingredients used in food, drugs and cosmetics.