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Herbal medicine : biomolecular and clinical aspects

Author: Iris F F Benzie; Sissi Wachtel-Galor
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2011.
Series: Oxidative stress and disease, 28.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Responding to the increased popularity of herbal medicines and other forms of complementary or alternative medicine in countries around the world, this reference reviews and evaluates various safety, toxicity, and quality-control issues related to the use of traditional and herbal products for health maintenance and disease prevention and treatment. With over 3,550 current references, the book highlights the role  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iris F F Benzie; Sissi Wachtel-Galor
ISBN: 9781439807163 1439807167
OCLC Number: 759865793
Notes: Revised edition of: Herbal and traditional medicine / edited by Lester Packer, Choon Nam Ong, Barry Halliwell. c2004.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 473 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Ch. 1. Herbal medicine : an introduction to its history, usage, regulation, current trends, and research needs / Sissi Wachtel-Galor and Iris F.F. Benzie --
ch. 2. Antioxidants in herbs and spices : roles in oxidative stress and redox signaling / Ingvild Paur [and others] --
ch. 3. Evaluation of the nutritional and metabolic effects of aloe vera / Meika Foster, Duncan Hunter, and Samir Samman --
ch. 4. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) / Wing-kwan Chu [and others] --
ch. 5. Cordyceps as an herbal drug / Bao-qin Lin and Shao-ping Li --
ch. 6. Cranberry / Catherine C. Neto and Joe A. Vinson --
ch. 7. The amazing and mighty ginger / Ann M. Bode and Zigang Dong --
ch. 8. Biological activities of ginseng and its application to human health / Jae Joon Wee, Kyeong Mee Park, and An-Sik Chung --
ch. 9. Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi) : a medicinal mushroom / Sissi Wachtel-Galor [and others] --
ch. 10. Pomegranate ellagitannins / David Heber --
ch. 11. Medical attributes of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) / Kenneth M. Klemow [and others] --
ch. 12. Health benefits of tea / Mauro Serafini [and others] --
ch. 13. Tumeric, the golden spice : from traditional medicine to modern medicine / Sahdeo Prasad and Bharat B. Aggarwal --
ch. 14. Biomolecular and clinical aspects of Chinese Wolfberry / Peter Bucheli [and others] --
ch. 15. Botanical phenolics and neurodegeneration / Albert Y. Sun [and others] --
ch. 16. Cardiovascular disease / Richard Walden and Brian Tomlinson --
ch. 17. Herbs and spices in cancer prevention and treatment / Christine M. Kaefer and John A. Milner --
ch. 18. Herbal treatment for dermatologic disorders / Philip D. Shenefelt --
ch. 19. Diabetes and herbal (botanical) medicine / William T. Cefalu, Jaqueline M. Stephens, and David M. Ribnicky --
ch. 20. Bioactive components in herbal medicine : experimental approaches / Foo-tim Chau [and others] --
ch. 21. Ethics of using herbal medicine as primary or adjunct treatment and issues of drug-herb interaction / Lauren Girard and Sunita Vohra --
ch. 22. Integration of herbal medicine into evidence-based clinical practice : current status and issues / Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, and Harry H.S. Fong.
Series Title: Oxidative stress and disease, 28.
Other Titles: Herbal and traditional medicine.
Responsibility: edited by Iris F.F. Benzie, Sissi Wachtel-Galor.

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Rev. ed. of: Herbal and traditional medicine / edited by Lester Packer, Choon Nam Ong, Barry Halliwell. c2004.  Read more...

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