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Botanical Pharmacognosy Textbook Vol 2

Home AHP Projects Support AHP’s Monograph Development Botanical Pharmacognosy Textbook Vol 2
  • FUNDED $12,000
  • NEEDED $88,000
  • GOAL $100,000
  • FUNDED 12%


Macroscopy Text

AHP has been developing macroscopic and organoleptic characterizations for botanicals for several years in preparation as a textbook Macroscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines. This will be a companion to its award winning Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines (CRC Press 2011). The text will provide scientifically valid macroscopic and organoleptic characterizations of the same botanicals included in the microscopy text as well as new botanicals. As with the Microscopic Characterization of Botanical Medicines, the focus will be on providing guidance on how macroscopic and organoleptic assessments should be done in a scientifically valid manner with an accompanying atlas of macroscopic and organoleptic profiles. Also emphasized will be the detection of adulterations as well as quality assessment. A number of botanicals included have never been characterized in any other resource.

Sponsorship provides a great opportunity to show your company’s support for quality assurance as well as advertising your company name and logo. The sponsorship page will be placed in the front section of the Textbook of Botanical Microscopy.


Roy Upton, President
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

Table of Contents

Introduction to Botanical Microscopy

  • Classical Botanical Pharmacognosy: from Dioscorides to Modern Herbal Medicine
  • What’s in a Name? Nomenclature of Botanical Materials
  • To Be or Not To Be? A Focus on Botanical Adulteration
  • Microscopy For Identification of Botanical Raw Materials: Uses and Limitations
  • Setting up a Microscopy Lab
  • Major Plant Groups
  • Structures of the Primary Plant Body and Basic Plant Anatomy
  • Diagnostic Characteristics of Tissues
  • Organization of Tissues in Medicinal Plant Parts
  • Preparation of Samples for Microscopic Analysis

Botanical Microscopy Atlas

  • Medicinal Plants Presented Alphabetically
  • Glossary of Botanical Microscopy Terminology
  • References and Bibliography
  • References


$125 of $18,000 raised

* Please note: The full sponsorship goal of the Macroscopy Text project is $100,000. If you would like to give the full sponsorship amount, please contact us and we’ll send you an invoice.

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Donation Total: $50.00