Covers the discovery, development, use and potential use, and regulation of plant-derived drugs. Describes ongoing research for prospective natural drugs with anticancer and anti-infective activities. Features some highly promising compounds, including artemisinin, camptothecin, forskolin, and taxol. Includes coverage of biologically active constituents of terrestrial and marine plants. Also addresses the effects of the destruction of rain forests on drug discovery.Kinghorn, A. Douglas is the author of 'Human Medicinal Agents from Plants' with ISBN 9780841227057 and ISBN 0841227055.