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An introduction to botanical medicines : history, science, uses, and dangers

Author: Antoine Al-Achi
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2008.
Series: Praeger series on contemporary health and living.
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"For those who want to make educated decisions 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. This book is built around explaining which plants may be used for major  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antoine Al-Achi
ISBN: 9780313350092 0313350094
OCLC Number: 227205848
Description: xv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Botanical medicine use --
Botanicals with anticancer activity --
Botanicals for cardiovascular and circulatory system --
Topical applications: botanicals for skin disorders --
Botanicals for the endocrine system --
Gastrointestinal botanicals --
Botanicals for men's health --
Botanicals for women's health --
Botanicals for psychiatric disorders --
Antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic botanicals --
Natural remedies for pain control --
Herbal safety.
Series Title: Praeger series on contemporary health and living.
Responsibility: Antoine Al-Achi.
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