An Introduction to Botanical Medicines History, Science, Uses, and Dangers

An Introduction to Botanical Medicines
Auteur: Antoine Al-Achi
Uitgever: Abc-Clio
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780313350092
  • augustus 2008
  • 208 pagina's
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For those who want to make educated decisions about whether, and when, to use natural products, this text explains the most current scientific evidence of the roles that plants can play in our health: how they can prevent, modify, or treat disease. Since antiquity, humans have used botanicals to treat various conditions affecting their organ systems, and this book is built around explaining which plants may be used for major ailments affecting the various systems. The increasing availability of botanicals on the market, intended to be used as dietary supplements for health, has been fueled by the public's demand for a more natural approach to healthcare. Unfortunately, much of the information fed to the public on alternatives is based on anecdotal evidence (case stories), the advice of friends, or media features that often do not stand up to standards for scientific evidence. In this book Al-Achi explains current research and science that exists - or remains lacking - for the various botanicals as healthcare products. He also details the potential misuse and the dangers of some herbal formulas. Photographs of 62 medicinal plants are included.

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Al-Achi (pharmacy, Campbell Univ.) has compiled a wealth of evidence-based information on the effects of botanical preparations on in vitro and in vivo models of disease. Included is information on the history and safety of botanical medicine; the use of botanicals against cancer, cardiovascular disease, skin disorders, diabetes, thyroid disorders, Gastrointestinal disease, psychiatric disorders, infection, and pain, plus an extensive bibliography of peer-reviewed publications. - Choice A highly respected educator in the field of pharmaceuticals, author Antoine Al-Achi analyzes these gifts of nature, explaining the most recent research and scientific evidence on their efficiency in the treatment of major diseases. He points out the misuse and dangers of some herbals, cautioning, too, that the purity of some may be compromised with fatal results. Providing an introduction to the field of botanical medicine, this publication is highly recommended to all interested in dietary supplements as well as patients considering complimentary and alternative medicines to conventional drugs. - Chicago Botanic Garden

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
2008-09-01
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208 pagina's
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Auteur
Antoine Al-Achi
Uitgever
Abc-Clio

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9780313350092

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2008-08-30
Subtitel
History, Science, Uses, and Dangers
Thema Subject Code
VXHT

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