Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health / Edition 2

Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health / Edition 2

by Walter H. Lewis, Memory P. F. Elvin-Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471628824

ISBN-13: 9780471628828

Pub. Date: 08/22/2003

Publisher: Wiley

  • 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

Overview

  • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471628828
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/22/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
7.83(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.96(d)

Table of Contents

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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

PART I: INJURIOUS PLANTS.

3. Internal Poisons.

4. Immune System and Cell Modifiers.

5. Allergies.

PART II: REMEDIAL PLANTS.

6. Cancer.

7. Musculoskeletal System.

8. Peripheral Nervous System.

9. Heart and Circulation.

10. Metabolism.

11. Sensory Organs: Eye and Ear.

12. Oral Hygiene.

13. Gastrointestinal Tract.

14. Respiratory System.

15. Urogenital System.

16. Skin.

17. Deterrents: Antibiotics, Antiseptics, Pesticides, and Herbicides.

18. Panaceas, Adaptogens, and Tonics.

PART III: PSYCHOACTIVE PLANTS.

19. Central Nervous System and Psychiatry.

20. Stimulants.

21. Hallucinogens.

22. Depressants.

Appendix A: Outline Classification of Plants.

Appendix B: Bibliography of Traditional and Herbal Medicine and Ethnobotany.

Glossary.

Index.

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