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Cover for African plants as antipathogen agents: efficacy and clinical evidence.

This chapter gives an overview of African plants in modern medicine, and focuses on those plants that are sources of novel pharmaceuticals in use today. It also puts these into a broader perspective including the traditional herbal medicine behind it, the uncontrolled use of extracts of African...

Author(s)
Boer, H. J. de
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Himalayan mayapple: traditional uses, clinical indications and future prospects.

Podophyllum hexandrum Royle (Himalayan mayapple) has received considerable attention the world-over as a result of its multifarious medicinal properties. The roots and rhizomes of the plant have been utilized for medicinal purposes in various traditional systems of medicine for the treatment of...

Author(s)
Rajesh Arora; Shikha Singh; Puri, S. C.; Sharma, R. K.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Korean traditional herbal materials and herbal formulas in health promotion: benefits and safety.

Traditional Korean medicine (TKM) has developed over a long period and is closely related to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Since 1 February 1987 its development has been an integral part of the Korean national medical insurance system. Over 1000 herbal materials are used for...

Author(s)
Shin ByungCheul; Kim YunKyung; Lee MyeongSoo
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants from South America.

Native people of America have a vast heritage in the knowledge and use of medicinal plants (MPs) that continue to surprise the scientific community. MPs are defined as vegetables that are useful in therapeutics because they possess active compounds. The geographic situation of South America allows...

Author(s)
Demo, M. S.; Oliva, M. de las M.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health promotion in relation to respiratory viral infections.

This chapter attempts to supply information about the application of Chinese medicine on the prevention and treatment of the common cold and influenza. First, the ancient herbal formulae commonly used for the treatment of respiratory ailments and diseases are reviewed. Their application in the...

Author(s)
Leung, P. C.; Pang, E. S. Y.; Choi KarMan; Fung, K. P.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Brazilian anticancer botanical agents.

Brazil is considered the country with the greatest biodiversity in the entire world, which highlights the potential of its natural resources in the discovery of new medicines. Additionally, Brazil has a rich knowledge of traditional medicine. Throughout the years, several research groups started...

Author(s)
Costa-Lotufo, L. V.; Montenegro, R. C.; Moraes, M. O. de; Pessoa, O. D. L.; Silveira, E. R.; Pessoa, C.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Herbal antioxidants in ischaemic heart disease.

Herbal antioxidants have gained increasing attention in the prevention and treatment of ischaemic heart disease. Believed to have excellent free radical scavenging activity and relatively few adverse effects, they have been shown to be effective in attenuating the oxidation of low-density...

Author(s)
Shao, Z. H.; Chang WeiTien
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Policosanol reduces heart disease risk factors.

Policosanol is a mixture of primary aliphatic alcohols isolated from sugarcane wax (Saccharum officinarum L.) by hydrolytic cleavage. Its main and therefore presumed active component is octacosanol. Cuban researchers found that intakes of 5-20 mg/day of policosanol improved serum lipid profiles,...

Author(s)
Watson, R. R.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pycnogenol® and cardiovascular health.

Several pharmacological and clinical studies suggest that Pycnogenol® has protective effects on the cardiovascular system. Pycnogenol®, a standardized extract of French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster Aiton), is a complex mixture and consists of a large number of individual compounds. These...

Author(s)
Watson, R. R.; Argüelles, M. C.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Treatment of chronic venous insufficiency and prevention of economy class syndrome.

Oedema associated with long-haul flights and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and venous hypertensive microangiopathy (VHM) have been treated with Pycnogenol® in prospective studies. Travel-related venous diseases (particularly flight microangiopathy and flight-related thrombosis) occur...

Author(s)
Belcaro, G.; Cesarone, M. R.; Cornelli, U.; Rohdewald, P.; Ledda, A.; Renzo, A. di; Stuard, S.; Cacchio, M.; Vinciguerra, G.; Gizzi, G.; Pellegrini, L.; Dugall, M.; Ricci, A.; Ruffini, I.; Fano, F.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
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