Natural Remedies: Their Origins and Uses

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CRC Press, Oct 18, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
The past two decades have witnessed a phenomenal explosion of interest in the potential uses of plant medicines in healthcare and this has evoked the rebirth of pharmacognosy. This volume is unique in that it is the first, in English, to employ the Anatomical, Therapeutic and Chemical (ATC) classification system, developed by the World Health Organization, to present information on the therapeutic uses of plants. Initially developed in the Swedish edition 'Phytopharmaca Therapy', this volume expands the original concept and highlights the aspects of medicinal plants that are crucial for a comprehensive understanding of the role plant drugs can play in healthcare.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Botanical Pharmacognosy
5
The Quality Control of Herbal Medicinal Products
11
Plants as Phytochemical Laboratories
23
Plants in Complementary Medicine
35
Therapeutic Pharmacognosy Phytotherapy
45
Alimentary tract and metabolism
46
Blood and Bloodforming Organs
65
Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents
92
Musculoskeletal system
98
Nervous system
102
Antiparasitic products
116
Respiratory system
121
Sensory organs
128
Chemoprevention using Phytochemicals
131
Toxicological Pharmacognosy
141

Cardiovascular System
70
Dermatologicals
81
Genito Urinary System and Sex Hormones
84
Systematic Hormonal Preparations Excluding Sex Hormones
89
Glossary
155
Medical terms
156
Index
159
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