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Botanical medicine; from bench to bedside.


Botanical medicine; from bench to bedside.

Ed. by Raymond Cooper and Fredi Kronenberg.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


237 pages




Lending credence to approaches and sometimes specific applications that have been used traditionally for centuries in various parts of the world, scientists from academia and industry provide information to researchers about using compounds derived from plants for medicine. Most of them report on clinical and pre-clinical evidence for the biological activity of specific compounds, sometimes for specific purposes, but some consider selection and quality issues. Specific topics include botanicals in dermatology and skin health, quality issues and active compounds of St. John's wort, curcuminoids from Curcuma longa (turmeric) in disease prevention and treatment, using standardized mixtures of paw paw extract (Asimina triloba) in cancer patients, clinical evidence for cranberry products preventing urinary tract infections in women, and chaste tree extract in women's health. Many of the articles--research reports and literature reviews--are from a workshop of the American Society of Pharmacognosy.

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Date:Sep 1, 2009
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