Phytotherapy: A Quick Reference to Herbal Medicine (Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003)

Phytotherapy: A Quick Reference to Herbal Medicine (Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003)

By: Angelo Izzo (author), Francesco Capasso (author), Timothy S. Gaginella (author), Giuliano Grandolini (author)Paperback

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This richly illustrated reference guide treats the subject of herbal medicines in an integrated fashion with reference to pharmacognosy, pharmacology and toxicology. It will help to enable internists, phytotherapists, physicians, healthcare practitioners as well as students to understand why, when and how herbal medicines can be used in the treatment of diseases. A great deal of pathology and therapeutic information is also included. Numerous tables as well as figures clarify complex mechanisms and other information. The most important medicinal plants and drugs are illustrated with exceptional color plates.

About Author

The authors are leading American and Italian scientists of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Technology who have for a long time researched the application of medicinal plants. They teach at the Universities of Wisconsin, Naples and Perugia.


I.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Definitions.- 3 History.- 4 The Complexity of Herbal Medicines.- 5 Are the Herbal Medicines Safe?.- 6 The Herbal Medicines and the Importance of the Scientific Research.- 7 Parts of the Plant to be used, Nomenc1ature, Drug Acquisition and Preservation.- 8 Active Principles.- 9 Therapeutic Overview of Galenical Preparations.- 10 Uses of Herbal Medicines in Specific Situations.- 11 Sources of Herbal Medicine Information.- 12 Herbal Product Regulations.- II.- 13 Plants and the Nervous System.- 14 Plants and the Cardiovascular System.- 15 Plants and Metabolie Diseases.- 16 Plants and the Renal System.- 17 Anti-inflammatory Plants.- 18 Plants and the Respiratory System.- 19 Adaptogenic Plants.- 20 Plants and the Reproductive System.- 21 Plants and the Digestive System.- 22 Plants, Liver and Biliary System.- 23 Plants and the Cutaneous System.- Identification Guide.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783540000525
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9783540000525
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 3540000526
  • edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003

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