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Viscum Album has been used as a therapy for no less than 2,000 years, these days predominantly in complementary melanoma treatment. regardless of an seen discrepancy among the recognition of mistletoe extracts and their category as a non-conventional therapy modality with unproven efficacy in oncology, mistletoe is without doubt one of the most generally used adjuvant remedies of neoplastic issues, in particular in German conversing parts. This ebook incorporates a sequence of specialist dissertations on mistletoes from Africa, Argentina, Europe and Korea, background, cultivation, improvement and processing, description of appropriate compounds, pharmacology and toxicology, and present industry developments, i.e. improvement of a recombinant poisonous lectin from Viscum Album.This ebook presents a finished evaluate of present wisdom in mistletoe use from good recognized researchers from Argentina, England, Greece, Korea, Switzerland, united states and Germany, and may be a useful reference resource for somebody with an curiosity in t

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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles. Mistletoe. The Genus Viscum

Viscum Album has been used as a therapy for no less than 2,000 years, these days predominantly in complementary melanoma remedy. regardless of an seen discrepancy among the recognition of mistletoe extracts and their category as a non-conventional therapy modality with unproven efficacy in oncology, mistletoe is likely one of the most generally used adjuvant remedies of neoplastic issues, particularly in German conversing components.

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Pharmazie, 13, 781–783. , and Glatzel, G. (1984) Carbon, water and nutrient relations of two mistletoes and their hosts: A hypothesis. , 7, 293–299. Tubeuf Frh. von K. (1923) Monographic der Mistel. Oldenburg, München, Berlin. , and Bladt, S. (1984) Viscum album—die Mistel. Analyse und Standardisierung von Arzneidrogen durch Hochleistungsflüssigkeitschromatographie (HPLC) und andere chromatographische Verfahren (III). Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung, 124, 1429–1432. , and Kologjera, Z. (1986) Phenylpropanes and lignans of Viscum album L.

1986) Phenylpropanes and lignans of Viscum album L. Cardioactive drugs V. Planta Medica, 52, 102–104. , and Jordan, E. (1988) An immunologically active arabinogalactan from Viscum album berries. Phytochemistry, 27, 2511–2517. V. Published by license under the Harwood Academic Publishers imprint, part of The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group. 4. KOREAN MISTLETOES AND OTHER EAST-ASIAN POPULATIONS WON-BONG PARK College of Natural Science, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, 139–774, Korea INTRODUCTION Semiparasitic plants, mistletoes distributed in Korea and other East-Asian countries (mainly China and Japan) have long been recognised as therapeutic herbs (Li, 1975).

This chapter will present an overview on the current knowledge of the botany and recent investigations on the chemical components and their biological activities of Korean mistletoes and other East-Asian populations. V. Published by license under the Harwood Academic Publishers imprint, part of The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group. 46 WON-BONG PARK BOTANY, TAXONOMY, HOST TREES AND GEOGRAPHY The Korean name of mistletoe is “gyo-uh-sari” which means “the plant that survives in cold winter”. Three genera with four species of mistletoes are distributed in Korea: Viscum album, var.

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