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Medical botany : plants affecting man's health

Author: Walter H Lewis; Memory P F Elvin-Lewis
Publisher: New York : John Wiley, cop. 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter H Lewis; Memory P F Elvin-Lewis
ISBN: 0471628824 9780471628828 0471861340 9780471861348
OCLC Number: 912414717
Description: XX, 812 p. ; 24 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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"...an 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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