Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Sep 6, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 699 pages
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Continuing in the tradition of the acclaimed first edition, Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine, Second Edition examines in extensive detail the physiologic effects of complimentary and alternative therapies, foods, supplements, vitamins, and traditional herbal remedies. The author considers the site, mode, and mechanism of action to explain the desired and adverse effects and interactions of each herb, drug, and food in an encyclopedic volume. Today’s Questions

Devoting entire chapters to the most influential herbal remedies, the text either endorses or debunks popular conceptions with pure scientific data. The author provides answers to today’s naturopathic questions by paying particular attention to the chronic diseases engendered by obesity, as well as Alzheimer’s, cancer, imbalances of neurotransmitters such as Parkinson’s, and depression. The Latest Research

Incorporating current research on the devastating role of chronic systemic inflammation and the cumulative effect of poor oxygen metabolism and free radicals on changes in mitochondrial DNA, enzyme activity, and accelerations in the aging process, the text bridges the gap between ancient remedies and modern knowledge. Effective Treatment

Deconstructing the molecular mystery that is the interaction among herbal properties, physiology, and disease, Pharmacodynamic Basis of Herbal Medicine, Second Edition opens the door to successful herbal treatment.

 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Pharmacodynamics
25
Chapter 3 Adverse Reactions and Drug8211Drug Interactions
31
Chapter 4 Herb8211Drug Interactions
37
Chapter 5 Natural Products as a Resource for Established and New Drugs
49
Chapter 6 Alternative Therapies
65
Chapter 7 Herbal Therapeutics Then and Now
85
Chapter 8 Dietary Antioxidants
107
Chapter 9 Herbal Drugs and Their High Demand in Treating Diseases
125
Chapter 39 Herbal Plants and Tuberculosis
383
Chapter 40 Herbal Products for the Chemotherapy of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
387
The Nectar of Life
399
Chapter 42 Horseradish and Antiplatelet Actions
409
Chapter 43 Hypericum St John8217s Wort and Depression
415
Chapter 44 Ipecac
427
Chapter 45 Manuka and Fungal Disease
435
Chapter 46 Marine Therapeutics
441

Chapter 10 Algae
139
Chapter 11 Alkaloids
143
Chapter 12 Aloe and Colon Function
151
Chapter 13 Banisterine Selegiline and Parkinson8217s Disease
163
Autonomic Drugs
195
Chapter 15 Blueberry Vaccinium
209
Chapter 16 Botulinum Toxin
213
Chapter 17 Brussels Sprouts
217
Chapter 18 Cannabis
221
Chapter 19 Capsicum Rosemary and Turmeric
237
Chapter 20 Carotenoids
239
Chapter 21 Chocolate
243
Chapter 22 Cinchona Tree
245
Chapter 23 Coca
253
Chapter 24 Colchicine and Gout
275
Chapter 25 Compositae
281
Chapter 26 Curare and Neuromuscular Blockade
287
Chapter 27 Daffodil and Alzheimer8217s Disease
297
Chapter 28 Eggplant
309
A Decongestant and Vasopressor
311
Chapter 30 Ergot Its Alkaloids and Headache
319
Chapter 31 Flavonoids
331
Chapter 32 Flaxseed
341
Chapter 33 Folate in Fruit
343
Chapter 34 Food8211Drug Interactions
347
Chapter 35 Foxglove Cardiac Glycosides and Congestive Heart Failure
355
Chapter 37 Ginseng and Cholinergic Transmission
371
Chapter 38 Green White and Black Teas
379
Papaver somniferum
445
Chapter 48 Oats L and Their Antioxidant Activity
473
Chapter 49 Olives and Olive Oil
475
Chapter 50 Onion and Garlic
477
Chapter 51 Immunoenhancing Actions of Plantain
493
Chapter 52 Plants and Diabetes
499
Chapter 53 Pomegranate
507
Chapter 54 Pycnogenol
509
Chapter 55 Pygeum africanum and Permixon for the Treatment of Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
513
Chapter 56 Reserpine
515
Chapter 57 Rhubarb
521
Chapter 58 Saffron
525
Chapter 59 Salicylate
529
Chapter 60 Sex Herbs
545
Chapter 61 Sponges and Steroids
553
Chapter 62 Taxol Paclitaxel and Cancer Chemotherapy
571
Chapter 63 Tomatoes and Medicine
583
Chapter 64 Ulcer Therapy with Herbal Medicine
591
Chapter 65 Valerian
599
Chapter 66 Vitamins and Diet
611
Chapter 67 Wheat Germ
641
Chapter 68 Wine
647
Chapter 69 Yogurt and the Immune System
655
Specific References
661
General References
669
Index
673
Back cover
701
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