The Oxford Book of Health Foods

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Oxford University Press, 2003
This text begins with an account of modern concepts of human nutrition, followed by a series of over 100 accounts of individual health foods and dietary supplements. The evidence for the claimed therapeutic value of herbal medicines is given.
 

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Contents

Alfalfa
1
Algae
2
Aloe
4
Angelica
6
Arnica
8
Artichoke
9
Astragalus
10
Balm
11
Lime
99
Linseed
100
Liquorice
101
Lobelia
103
Lycopodium
104
Margarines and spreads
105
Marigold
106
Marshmallow
107

Bamboo
12
Bee products
13
Beverages
17
Bilberry
21
Borage
22
Buchu
24
Burdock
25
Californian poppy
26
Carob
27
Cats claw
28
Cayenne pepper
29
Celery seed
30
Centaury
31
Cereals
32
Chamomile
43
Chickweed
46
Coenzyme Qsub10
47
Coltsfoot
48
Comfrey
50
Cramp bark
51
Cranberry
52
Dairy products
53
Damiana
56
Dandelion
57
Deadly nightshade
59
Devils claw
60
Dried fruits
61
Drosera
62
Echinacea
63
Elder
65
Evening primrose
66
Eyebright
68
Fennel
69
Feverfew
70
Fish oils
72
Garlic
73
Ginger
75
Ginkgo
77
Ginseng
79
Glucosamine and chondroitin
81
Goldenseal
82
Guarana
83
Hawthorn
85
Helonias
86
Hemp seed
87
Henna
88
Holy thistle
89
Hops
90
Horsetail
91
Hyssop
92
Ipecacuanha
93
Jojoba
94
Kava kava
95
Lavender
96
Lecithin
98
Meadowsweet
108
Milk thistle
109
Mistletoe
110
Motherwort
111
Nettle
112
New Zealand greenlipped mussel
113
Nutritional supplements
114
Nuts
115
Orris
117
Parsley piert
118
Peppermint
119
Pilewort
120
Pineapple
121
Plantain
122
Prickly ash
124
Probiotics
125
Pulsatilla
127
Pulses peas beans and lentils legumes
128
Pumpkin seed
131
Quassia
132
Quorn
133
Raspberry
134
Red clover
135
Rose hip
136
Rue
137
Sage
138
Saw palmetto
139
Senna
140
Sesame
141
Skcullcap
142
Slimming products
143
Slippery elm
145
Soya bean
146
Sports supplements
149
St Johns wort
151
Strawberry
153
Sumach
154
Sunflower seed
155
Sweet flag
156
Sweet violet
157
Tea tree
158
Thuja
159
Uvaursi
160
Valerian
161
Vitamin mineral and trace element supplements
162
White bryony
167
White willow
168
Wild yam
169
Witch hazel
170
Yarrow
171
Recommended reading
173
Glossary
175
Index
178
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