The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs (Hardback)Kee C. Huang (author)
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This book does not debate the value of Eastern or Western medicine but brings together Chinese herbal lore and Western scientific methods in a current, comprehensive treatise on the pharmacology of Chinese herbs. This second edition of The Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs presents the chemical composition, pharmacological action, toxicity, and therapeutic value of 473 herbs.
Classifies herbs according to their therapeutic value
Informs how active ingredients in herbs may adversely interact with other herbs or drugs
Evaluates which herbs have the potential for more investigation and possible use as drugs
Describes the pharmacological action of each herb based on recent scientific study and describes each herb according to Chinese pharmacopoeia and folk medicine
Provides a review of Chinese medical history
Presents information on how to use modern chemical techniques for enhancing or modifying herbal ingredients into better agents with more strength and activity
What's New in the Second Edition
Herbs and their specific effects on the immune system
Herbs and fertility/infertility
Ginseng and ginsenosides
Herbs affecting the nervous system
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 246 x 174 x 34 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
--Christopher Hobbs, LAc
"This valuable resource succeeds in its goal to help the Western scientist understand ancient Chinese herbal medicine from the viewpoint of modern pharmacology."
- Kuo-Hsiung Lee, University of North Carolina
"This compendium...is the definitive treatise on the subject...useful to medical researchers, physicians, historians, pharmacologists, and students."
- William J. Waddell, M.D.
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