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Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is a multidisciplinary compilation of topics in herbal medicine that are designed to enlighten all who have a stake in healthcare. In light of the current trends and popularity of herbal medicine, cultural/societal differences and perception, and the relationship with modern healthcare this book presents selected topics to ensure that necessary information on herbal medicine in healthcare is provided. Apart from clarifying certain important complexities and misconceptions on herbal medicine, a general overview of herbal medicine, uses of herbs in the management of diseases, plant secondary metabolites, analytical techniques, applications in stem cell research, use as leads for conventional drug compound development, and research and development of herbal medicines for healthcare are among the major discussions in this book.

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Herbal MedicineEdited by Philip Builders

Published: January 30th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69412

ISBN: 978-1-78984-783-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-782-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-386-4

Copyright year: 2019

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37234 Total Chapter Downloads

63 Crossref Citations

48 Web of Science Citations

135 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Introduction to Herbal Medicine

By Philip F. Builders


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2. Plants Secondary Metabolites: The Key Drivers of the Pharmacological Actions of Medicinal Plants

By Rehab A. Hussein and Amira A. El-Anssary


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3. Ergastic Crystal Studies for Raw Drug Analysis

By Thara K. Simon and Justin R. Nayagam


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4. Guidelines for the Development of Herbal-Based Sunscreen

By Piergiacomo Buso, Matteo Radice, Anna Baldisserotto, Stefano Manfredini and Silvia Vertuani


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5. Toxicity and Safety Implications of Herbal Medicines Used in Africa

By Merlin L.K. Mensah, Gustav Komlaga, Arnold D. Forkuo, Caleb Firempong, Alexander K. Anning and Rita A. Dickson


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6. Application of Herbal Medicine as Proliferation and Differentiation Effectors of Human Stem Cells

By Preethi Vidya Udagama and Vindya Udalamaththa


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7. Herbal Medicine Use during Pregnancy: Benefits and Untoward Effects

By Tariku Laelago


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8. Plant-Derived Medicines with Potential Use in Wound Treatment

By Tina Maver, Manja Kurečič, Dragica Maja Smrke, Karin Stana Kleinschek and Uroš Maver


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9. Plant-Based Ethnopharmacological Remedies for Hypertension in Suriname

By Dennis R.A. Mans, Angela Grant and Nicholaas Pinas


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10. Herbal Medicines in African Traditional Medicine

By Ezekwesili-Ofili Josephine Ozioma and Okaka Antoinette Nwamaka Chinwe


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11. Herbal Medicine

By Nontokozo Z. Msomi and Mthokozisi B.C. Simelane


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12. Powerful Properties of Ozonated Extra Virgin Olive Oil

By Elisabetta Carata, Bernardetta Anna Tenuzzo and Luciana Dini


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13. Taraxacum Genus: Potential Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity

By María Eugenia Martínez Valenzuela, Katy Díaz Peralta, Lorena Jorquera Martínez and Rolando Chamy Maggi


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14. Taraxacum Genus: Extract Experimental Approaches

By María Eugenia Martínez Valenzuela, Katy Díaz Peralta, Lorena Jorquera Martínez and Rolando Chamy Maggi


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