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Medical botany : plants affecting human health

Author: Walter Hepworth Lewis; Memory P F Elvin-Lewis
Publisher: Hoboken (N.J.) : J. Wiley, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Organized by body system and ailment makes it easy to locate appropriate therapies. Includes background on the physiology of major systems and ailments so readers can understand how and why a  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Hepworth Lewis; Memory P F Elvin-Lewis
ISBN: 0471628824 9780471628828
OCLC Number: 439400106
Description: xx, 812 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
Contents: Proprietary Registered and Trademark Names and Owners. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine. PART I: INJURIOUS PLANTS. 3. Internal Poisons. 4. Immune System and Cell Modifiers. 5. Allergies. PART II: REMEDIAL PLANTS. 6. Cancer. 7. Musculoskeletal System. 8. Peripheral Nervous System. 9. Heart and Circulation. 10. Metabolism. 11. Sensory Organs: Eye and Ear. 12. Oral Hygiene. 13. Gastrointestinal Tract. 14. Respiratory System. 15. Urogenital System. 16. Skin. 17. Deterrents: Antibiotics, Antiseptics, Pesticides, and Herbicides. 18. Panaceas, Adaptogens, and Tonics. PART III: PSYCHOACTIVE PLANTS. 19. Central Nervous System and Psychiatry. 20. Stimulants. 21. Hallucinogens. 22. Depressants. Appendix A: Outline Classification of Plants. Appendix B: Bibliography of Traditional and Herbal Medicine and Ethnobotany. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: Walter H. Lewis, Memory P.F. Elvin-Lewis.
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" extremely good read...a productive mine of information...laced liberally with humour, human observation and practical examples..." (Plant Talk, May 2004)

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