Titel: Tyler's Herbs of Choice
Autor/en: Dennis V. C. Awang
The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals, Third Edition.
3 New edition.
14 Illustrations, black and white.
Taylor & Francis Inc
4. Mai 2009 - gebunden - 296 Seiten
Does Echinacea fight the common cold? Does St John's Wort (SJW) really counteract depression? What about chondroitin for joint health? This title combines the scientific aspects of herbal medicine, phytomedicine, and pharmacognosy with the modern clinical trials that support the rationale for using plant products in healthcare.
Basic principles Definitions Differences between herbs and other drugs Herbal quality Paraherbalism Homeopathy Rational herbalism General guidelines in the use of herbal medicines Herbal dosage forms Herbal medicine information sources References Contents and use of subsequent chapters References Digestive system problems Nausea and vomiting (motion sickness) Herbal remedy for nausea and vomiting Appetite loss Constipation Diarrhea Indigestion-dyspepsia Hepatotoxicity (liver damage) Peptic ulcers References Kidney, urinary tract, and prostate problems Infections and kidney stones Benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement) References Respiratory tract problems Bronchial asthma Colds and flu Sore throat References Cardiovascular system problems Congestive heart failure Arteriosclerosis Peripheral vascular disease Cerebrovascular disease Venous disorders References Nervous system disorders Anxiety and sleep disorders Depression Pain (general) Headache Toothache Sexual impotence References Endocrine and metabolic problems Hormones in endocrine and metabolic disorders Gynecological disorders Hyperthyroidism Diabetes mellitus References Arthritic and musculoskeletal disorders Arthritis Muscle pain Gout References Problems of the skin, mucous membranes, and gingiva Dermatitis Contact dermatitis Burns, wounds, and infections Lesions and infections of the oral cavity and throat References Performance and immune deficiencies Performance and endurance enhancers Cancer Communicable diseases and infections References Appendix: The herbal regulatory system, Updated and expanded by Paula N Brown and Michael Chan Index
Dr. Dennis V.C. Awang was employed as a research scientist at Health and Welfare Canada for 24 years, prior to establishing his own consulting business. At the Bureau of Drug Research of the Health Protection Branch, he directed research in support of the regulatory bureau of the Drugs Directorate, the areas of drug stability and methodology development for antibiotics, hormones, and natural products. He was also, for many years, the official spokesperson in herbal science for the Canadian government. Dr. Awang was recently appointed co-editor for North America of the journal Phytomedicine.
With respect to the herb and medicinal plant literature, there is no more knowledgeable expert and no more punctilious an editor of this subject in all of North America. -from the Foreword by Mark Blumenthal, Founder & Executive Director, American Botanical Council, Austin, Texas ... this is a book that should be read by pharmacists and medical practitioners to be familiar with what patients may be taking in addition to more conventional drugs. It should also be read by academic chemists looking for projects for post-graduate students-judging by this book there is a gold mine out there waiting to be explored. -E.R. Adlard, Chromatographia, 2010, 71