TY - CHAP A1 - Priyanka Pundir A2 - Xiaofeng Wang A3 - Marianna Kulka ED1 - Marianna Kulka Y1 - 2013-06-19 PY - 2013 T1 - Asthma in the 21st Century — Unexpected Applications of Ancient Treatments N2 - The medicinal use of plants, animals and microorganisms has been a part of human evolution and likely began before recorded history. Is it possible that this knowledge can be used to create powerful new drugs and solve some of the human health problems facing us today? This book is a collection of an expert team of agronomists, chemists, biologists and policy makers who discuss some of the processes involved in developing a naturally-sourced bioactive compound into a drug therapy. These experts define a natural compound and elucidate the processes required to find, extract and define a naturally-derived bioactive molecule. Finally, they describe the necessity for understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease before applying bioactive molecules in bioassay-guided drug discovery platforms. BT - Using Old Solutions to New Problems SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/56428 DO - 10.5772/56428 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-20 ER -