The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs / Edition 2

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Records cataloging the healing powers of natural substances - plants, minerals, and animal byproducts - date back more than 4,000 years. There is no denying the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, yet - until recently - the roots of this knowledge were largely lost in superstition and folklore. However, the use of herbs as an alternative medical treatment for many illnesses has increased steadily over the last decade, particularly since such herbs are categorized as "Natural Food Products" and are not yet subject to strict control by the FDA. Reports published in 1996 indicate that more than 10% of the US population has used herbal remedies. This book does not debate the value of Eastern or Western medicine but brings together Chinese herbal lore and Western scientific methods in a current, comprehensive treatise on the pharmacology of Chinese herbs. This second edition of The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs presents the chemical composition, pharmacological action, toxicity, and therapeutic value of 473 herbs.

"...presents the chemical composition, pharmacological action, toxicity, and therapeutic value of 473 herbs...with new discussions on the effects of herbs on the immune system and on fertility, anti-cancer and anti-HIV herbs, and more."

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Correlating Western pharmacology and traditional Chinese medicine, the text presents information on the pharmacological action, toxicity, and therapeutic value of 473 herbs. After an introductory discussion of Chinese medicine, information is organized into herbs used to treat cardiac problems, hypertension, convulsions, Alzheimer's disease, rheumatism, ulcers, diarrhea, diabetes, AIDS, tuberculosis, and other conditions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849316654
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/27/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Chinese Medicine
The Cardiovascular System
Herbs with Multiple Actions
Cardiac Herbs
Antiarrhythmic Herbs
Antihypertensive Herbs
Antianginal Herbs
Antihypercholesteroliemic Herbs
Antishock Herbs
The Nervous System
Anesthetics and Muscle-Relaxing Herbs
Sedatives and Hypnotic Herbs
Anticonvulsive Herbs
Anti-Alzheimer and Nootropic Herbs
Analgesic Herbs
Antipyretic Herbs
Antirheumatic Herbs
Central Stimulating Herbs
The Alimentary System
Stomachic and "Wind"-Dispelling Herbs
Herbs Promoting Digestion
Antacid and Antiulcer Herbs
Laxative Herbs
Antidiarrheal Herbs
Emetic and Antiemetic Herbs
Choleretic and Antihepatitis Herbs
Tonics and Supporting Herbs
The Respiratory System
Antiasthmatic Herbs
The Genitourinary System
Diuretic Herbs
Herbs Affecting the Uterus
Fertility and Contraceptive Herbs
The Hematopoietic System
Herbs Promoting Blood Formation
Immunoenhancing and Immunosuppressing Herbs
Hemostatic and Antistasic Herbs
The Endocrine System
Herbs Affecting the Thyroid Gland
Herbs Affecting the Adrenal Cortex
Antidiabetic Herbs
Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antifungus Herbs
Anti-Human Immunodeficiency Viral (HIV) Herbs
Antitubercular Herbs
Antiseptics and Disinfectants
Antiamebial and Antitrichomonial Herbs
Antimalarial Herbs
Anticancer Herbs

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