Herbal Medicine: A Practical Guide for Medical Practitioners

Herbal Medicine: A Practical Guide for Medical Practitioners

by Graham Pinn

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ISBN-13: 9780867934328
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Graham Pinn was born in England and educated at Charing CrossHospital in London. On qualification he joined the Airforce anddeveloped “the Travel Bug”. He completed his specialisttraining as a physician whilst in the Airforce and after leavingmoved to New Zealand. After some years in a district hospital inNew Plymouth the travel bug struck again and he set off around theworld. Following stints in the Middle East, Germany, the SouthPacific, the Seychelles he settled in Australia and worked for10years as senior physician at the Nambour Hospital on the SunshineCoast in Queensland. In his twilight years he has again set offtravelling and is now working once more in the Middle East.

The interest in herbal medicine developed during his travels withtime in third world environments and exposure to the localtreatment options. Traditional treatment has become an increasinginterest over the last 15 years, culminating in a series ofarticles for the Australian General Practitioners Journal. Thesearticles have now been revised and updated as the source of thisbook.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

C H A P T E R 1.

Herbal medicine: past, present.

and future.

Introduction.

Why the change?.

Why the change back?.

What is the evidence?.

Is it safe?.

Is there progress?.

Future developments.

References.

C H A P T E R 2.

Herbal medicine in cardiovascular.

disease.

Introduction.

Heart failure.

Cardiac arrhythmia.

Ischaemic heart disease.

Hypertension.

Diuretics.

Anti-platelet medications.

Anticoagulants.

Peripheral vascular disease.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 3.

Herbal medicine in metabolic and.

endocrine disease.

Introduction.

Gout.

Diabetes.

Obesity.

Thyroid disorder.

Hyperlipidaemia.

Homocysteine.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 4.

Herbal medicine in.

gastroenterology.

Introduction.

Dyspepsia.

Motility disorders.

Diarrhoea.

Constipation.

Vomiting.

Peptic ulcers.

Inflammatory bowel disease.

Liver disease.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 5.

Herbal medicine in obstetrics.

gynaecology.

Introduction.

Menopause.

Menstrual irregularity.

Premenstrual tension.

Amenorrhoea.

Infertility.

Pregnancy.

Morning sickness.

Threatened miscarriage.

Labour.

Post-partum.

Breast feeding.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 6.

Herbal medicine in neuropsychiatry.

Introduction.

Anxiety/depression.

Migraine.

Schizophrenia.

Analgesia.

Epilepsy.

Dementia.

Multiple sclerosis.

Parkinson’s disease.

Stroke.

Tinnitus.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 7.

Herbal medicine in oncology.

Introduction.

Prophylaxis.

Treatment.

Supportive treatment.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 8.

Herbal medicine in infectious.

disease.

Introduction.

Fever.

Immune enhancement.

Anti-viral therapy.

Anti-bacterial plants.

Topical therapy.

Anti-protozoal plants.

Anti-helminthic plants.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 9.

Herbal medicine in respiratory.

disease.

Introduction.

Symptom control.

Bronchitis.

Bronchial asthma.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 10.

Herbal medicine in rheumatology.

Introduction.

Arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis.

Chronic fatigue syndrome.

Osteoporosis.

Gout.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 11.

Herbal medicine in renal and.

genito-urinary disease.

Introduction.

Prostatism.

Prostate cancer.

Calculi.

Erectile dysfunction.

Bladder infection.

Bladder dysfunction.

Nephritis and renal failure.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 12.

Herbal medicine in dermatology.

Introduction.

Skin healing.

Skin irritation.

Eczema.

Psoriasis.

Control of infection.

Miscellaneous uses.

Toxicity.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 13.

Adverse effects associated with.

herbal medicine.

Introduction.

Intrinsic reactions.

Toxicity.

Overdosage.

Interaction with pharmaceuticals.

Idiosyncratic reaction.

Extrinsic reactions.

Misidentification and.

substitution.

Lack of standardisation.

Contamination.

Adulteration.

Incorrect preparation and.

storage.

Conclusion.

References.

C H A P T E R 14.

Herbal medicine: does it really.

work?.

Introduction.

Plants with proven benefits.

Cardiovascular medicine.

(Chapter 2).

Hyperlipidaemia (Chapter 3).

Gastrointestinal disease.

(Chapter 4).

Neurology/psychiatry.

(Chapter 6).

Malaria (Chapter 8).

Genito-urinary disease.

(Chapter 11).

Plants with suspected benefits still.

awaiting proof of efficacy.

Metabolic disorders (Chapter 3).

Obstetrics/gynaecology.

(Chapter 5).

Neuropsychiatry (Chapter 6).

Malignancy (Chapter 7).

Infection (Chapter 8).

Arthritis (Chapter 10).

Genito-urinary disease.

(Chapter 11).

Dermatology (Chapter 12).

Conclusion.

References.

A P P E N D I X A.

Suggested reference material.

Books.

Websites.

A P P E N D I X B.

Dosages of important medications.

Index

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