Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 4, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 812 pages
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Provides, through examples, an understanding of the world.s traditional pharmacopeias and how research is affording ways to authenticate their value for use in complementary and alternative medicines and as the basis for the development of new therapies and pharmaceutical agents. It combines scientific information in human physiology, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and ethnobotany, and intertwines these data with a variety of colorful stories and anecdotes from Socrates. fatal use of hemlock to the evolution of such pharmaceuticals as digitalis, taxol, and lovastatin and botanicals, including Echinacea, Ginkgo, St. John.s wort, and ginseng. It is a valuable text for students of pharmacology, botany, medicine, and biology, and an indispensable tool for professionals in medicine, pharmacology, and botany, as well as an informative resource for patients and everyone interested in plants and their potential for human health.
 

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Very informative and well explained book. Can you please refer me some book for herbal medicine and human health.

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
Antibiotics Antiseptics Pesticides and Herbicides
576
Panaceas Adaptogens and Tonics
608
Psychoactive Plants
629
Stimulants
670

Musculoskeletal System
238
Peripheral Nervous System
255
Heart and Circulation
268
Metabolism
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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