Herbalism: Schweizer Aircraft Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156492406

Published: August 14th 2011

Paperback

110 pages


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Herbalism: Schweizer Aircraft  by  Books LLC

Herbalism: Schweizer Aircraft by Books LLC
August 14th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 110 pages | ISBN: 9781156492406 | 8.65 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Medicine man, Aromatherapy, Kampo herb list, List of plants used as medicine, List of herbs withMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 26. Chapters: Medicine man, Aromatherapy, Kampo herb list, List of plants used as medicine, List of herbs with known adverse effects, Millettia pachycarpa, Medicinal Plant Conservation, Alternative treatments used for the common cold, Adaptogen, List of medicinal plants used for dental caries, Kallawaya people, Herbal viagra, Basic Research, Inyanga, Albularyo, American Herbalists Guild, Decoction, Zuojin Wan, Drying of herbs and spices, International Herb Symposium, Zhibai Dihuang Wan, Taheebo Extract, Herbion, Kings American Dispensatory, Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists, Mucoprotective, American Herbal Products Association, Myrtoplex, Yagen, Depurative, Herbal tonic.

Excerpt: Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as botanical medicine, medical herbalism, herbal medicine, herbology, and phytotherapy. The scope of herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts. Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines derived from natural sources.

Traditional use of medicines is recognized as a way to learn about potential future medicines. In 2001, researchers identified 122 compounds used in mainstream medicine which were derived from ethnomedical plant sources- 80% of these compounds were used in the same or related manner as the traditional ethnomedical use.

Plants have evolved the ability to synthesize chemical compounds that help them defend against attack from a wide variety of predators such as insects, fungi and herbivorous mammals. By chance, some of these compounds, whilst being toxic to plant predators, turn out to have beneficial effects when used to treat human diseases. Such secondary metabolites are highly varied in structure, many are aromatic subst...



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