Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 4, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 812 pages
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  • Organized by body system and ailment makes it easy to locate appropriate therapies.
  • Includes background on the physiology of major systems and ailments so readers can understand how and why a pharmaceutical, botanical, or dietary supplement works.
  • Broad coverage includes green plants, fungi, and microorganisms.
  • Includes extensive references and citations from both conventional and complimentary-alternative medical systems when natural products or their derivatives are involved.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
11
Injurious Plants
19
Internal Poisons
21
Immune System and Cell Modifiers
97
Allergies
130
Remedial Plants
161
Cancer
163
Gastrointestinal Tract
459
Respiratory System
486
Urogenital System
511
Skin
547
Antihiotics Antiseptics Pesticides and Herhicides
576
Panaceas Adaptogens and Tonics
608
Psychoactive Plants
629
Stimulants
670

Musculoskeletal System
238
Peripheral Nervous System
255
Heart and Circulation
268
Metaholism
310
Eye and Ear
368
Oral Hygiene
379
Hallucinogens
688
Depressants
717
Appendix A Outline Classification of Plants
733
Glossary
749
Index
767
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WALTER H. LEWIS, PhD, DSc, is Professor Emeritus of Biology and University Research Ethnobotanist at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also Senior Botanist at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

MEMORY P. F. ELVIN-LEWIS, PhD, DSc, is Professor of Biomedicine in Microbiology and Ethnobotany, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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