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Herbs & natural supplements : an evidence-based guide. volume 2

Author: Lesley Braun; Marc Cohen
Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Herbs and Natural Supplements, 4th Edition: An evidence-based guide is an authoritative, evidence-based reference. This two-volume resource is essential to the safe and effective use of herbal, nutritional and food supplements. The second volume provides current, evidence-based monographs on the 132 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements. Organised alphabetically, each monograph includes daily intake,  Read more...
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Braun, Lesley.
Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2 : An Evidence-Based Guide.
London : Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Braun; Marc Cohen
ISBN: 9780729581738 072958173X
OCLC Number: 909906882
Description: 1 online resource (1379 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Herbs and Natural Supplements; Disclaimer; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Organisation of This Book; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Editors; Associate Editors; Contributors; Reviewers; Preface; Monographs; Adhatoda; Historical Note; Common Names; Other Names; Botanical Name/Family; Plant Parts Used; Chemical Components; Main Actions; Antitussive effects; Anti-inflammatory; Bronchodilator and antiasthmatic activity; Other Actions; Hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity; Protection against radiation damage; Enzyme induction; Abortifacient; Antispasmodic. Nematocidal/anticestodal activityAntidiabetic activity; Other; Clinical Use; Cough; Asthma; Other Uses; Dosage Range; Adverse Reactions; Significant Interactions; Codeine and other antitussive drugs; References; Albizia; Historical Note; Common Name; Other Names; Botanical Name/Family; Plant Parts Used; Chemical Components; Main Actions; Anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic; Antibacterial; Antiprotozoal; Antiallergic; Altering neurotransmitter activity; Memory enhancement; Reduces male fertility; Other Actions; Clinical Use; Allergy and asthma; Other Uses; Dosage Range. Australian manufacturer recommendationsToxicity; Adverse Reactions; Significant Interactions; Barbiturates; Antihistamines and mast cell-stabilising drugs; Tricyclic and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant drugs; References; Aloe vera; Historical Note; Other Names; Botanical Name/Family; Plant Parts Used; Chemical Components; Main Actions; Assists in wound healing; Tests in animal models; Use with pharmaceutical agents; Antioxidant; Immunostimulant; Anti-inflammatory; Laxative; Antiulcer; Hypoglycaemic; Chemotherapeutic; Antimicrobial; Antiviral; Antifungal; Clinical Use. Skin conditionsBurns; Comparisons to silver sulfadiazine (SSD); Psoriasis; Genital herpes; Frostbite; Radiation-induced dermatitis; Leg ulcers; Acne; Diabetes; Glycaemic control; Cancer; Chemotherapy-induced oral and gastrointestinal mucositis; Oral submucous fibrosis; HIV; Gastrointestinal conditions; Irritable bowel syndrome; Ulcerative colitis; Dosage Range; Adverse Reactions; Significant Interactions; Hypoglycaemic agents; Digoxin; Laxatives; Topical cortisone preparations; Vitamins C and E; Paclitaxel and doxorubicin; References; Alpha lipoic acid; Historical Note; Other Names. Background and Relevant PharmacokineticsChemical structure; Pharmocokinetics and bioavailability of LA; Food Sources; Deficiency Signs and Symptoms; Main Actions; Mitochondrial energy metabolism; Antioxidant; Glucose uptake and metabolism; Endothelial function; Hypotensive; Anti-inflammatory; Neuroprotective; Hepatoprotective; Antiatherosclerotic; Cardioprotective; Other Actions; Metal chelation; Signal transduction; Cataract protection; Cancer; Prevention; Treatment; Neuromodulation; Radioprotection; Clinical Use; Diabetes; Insulin resistance; Diabetic polyneuropathy; Diabetic nephropathy.
Other Titles: Herbs and natural supplements
Responsibility: Lesley Braun, PhD, BPharm, DipAppSciNat, Associate Professor of Integrative Medicine (Hon) National Institute of Complementary Medicine, University of Western Sydney, NSW Senior Research Fellow (Hon), Monash/Alfred Psychiatric Research Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia ; Marc Cohen, MBBS(Hons), PhD, BMedSc(Hons), FAMAC, FICAE, Professor of Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Herbs and Natural Supplements, 4th Edition: An evidence-based guide is an authoritative, evidence-based reference. This two-volume resource is essential to the safe and effective use of herbal, nutritional and food supplements. The second volume provides current, evidence-based monographs on the 132 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements. Organised alphabetically, each monograph includes daily intake, main actions and indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy and more.

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