- 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.
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
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2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
PART I: INJURIOUS PLANTS.
3. Internal Poisons.
4. Immune System and Cell Modifiers.
PART II: REMEDIAL PLANTS.
7. Musculoskeletal System.
8. Peripheral Nervous System.
9. Heart and Circulation.
11. Sensory Organs: Eye and Ear.
12. Oral Hygiene.
13. Gastrointestinal Tract.
14. Respiratory System.
15. Urogenital System.
17. Deterrents: Antibiotics, Antiseptics, Pesticides, and Herbicides.
18. Panaceas, Adaptogens, and Tonics.
PART III: PSYCHOACTIVE PLANTS.
19. Central Nervous System and Psychiatry.
Appendix A: Outline Classification of Plants.
Appendix B: Bibliography of Traditional and Herbal Medicine and Ethnobotany.