Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health / Edition 2

Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0471628824
ISBN-13:
9780471628828
Pub. Date:
08/22/2003
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

Medical Botany: Plants Affecting Human Health / Edition 2

  • 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
Sales rank: 278,405
Product dimensions: 7.83(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.96(d)

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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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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