Herbal And Traditional Medicine

Author: Lester Packer
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824752082
Size: 15,48 MB
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Responding to the increased popularity of herbal medicines and other forms of complementary or alternative medicine in countries around the world, this reference reviews and evaluates various safety, toxicity, and quality-control issues related to the use of traditional and herbal products for health maintenance and disease prevention and treatment. With over 3,550 current references, the book highlights the role of herbal medicine in national health care while providing case studies of widely used herbal remedies and their effects on human health and wellness and the need for the design and performance of methodologically sound clinical trials for the plethora of herbal medicines.

African Traditional Medicine

Author: C. A. Dime
Editor: EDO State University
Size: 18,74 MB
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Medicinal Plants And Traditional Medicine In Sierra Leone

Author: Cyrus Macfoy
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491706112
Size: 19,70 MB
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Medicinal plants and traditional medical practices from Sierra Leone in West Africa have much to offer the rest of the world. Dr. Cyrus MacFoy, an experienced researcher and scientific consultant, highlights more than two hundred plants used to cure more than one hundred diseases and illnesses in this informational guide. He provides the plant location, their botanical and local names, English common names, and the ways they are used to treat and cure ailments and diseases. He also includes • findings regarding the conservation, sustainable use, and development of new drugs; • ways to incorporate different techniques into the health care delivery system; and • chemical analyses and biological activity testing of plant species. Discover how Africa’s traditional healers play a critical role in treating diseases such as HIV and AIDS. In developing countries with poor infrastructure, these healers are located in nearly every rural village setting as well as in the busy urban areas. While underappreciated, they may play a key role in solving the continent’s diverse health problems.

African Traditional Medicine

Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1467000132
Size: 16,90 MB
Format: PDF
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AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AMONG SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS: ? Revealed that African traditional medicine could be used in the explicable or inexplicable form. ? Examined the veracity of the claim that the practice and use of African traditional medicine amounted to idolatry, ? Identified the patterns and extent of the practice and use of traditional medicine among the Seventh-day Adventists in particular and Christians in general, ? Analyzed the social, economic and spiritual impacts of the practice and use of traditional medicine on Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians. ? Discussed the interplay between African traditional medical practices and Western medical practices in the health care delivery system of the Seventh-day Adventists. ? Discovered that Seventh-day Adventists use the explicable form of African traditional medicine to meet their health needs because it was affordable, available and effective to meet their health needs. ? Demonstrated that using the explicable form of African traditional medicine to meet the health needs of Seventh-day Adventists is supported by the Bible and Ellen G. White, who said among other things that: God has caused to grow out of the ground, herbs for the use of man, and if we understand the nature of these roots and herbs, and make a right use of them, there would not be a necessity of running to the doctor so frequently, and people would be in much better health than they are today. (Selected Messages, bk. 2, pp. 297-298)

Traditional Medicine In Papua New Guinea

Author: Prem P. Rai
Size: 18,59 MB
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Medicinal Plants And Traditional Medicine In Africa

Author: Abayomi Sofowora
ISBN: 9780471902447
Size: 11,32 MB
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Traditional Medicine Of The Marshall Islands

Author: Irene J. Taafaki
Editor: [email protected]
ISBN: 9789820203785
Size: 20,83 MB
Format: PDF
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Traditional Medicine In Africa

Author: Isaac Sindiga
Editor: East African Educ Press
Size: 17,85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The inaccessibility of biomedicine to most of Africa's population because of escalating costs has necessitated a search for alternative ways of managing illnesses. Traditional medicine, which has always been practised in the indigenous cultures, is fast filling this therapeutic gap. This book is a collection of essays based on a multidisciplinary approach to traditional medicine in Africa. It has contributions from social scientists, natural resource experts, traditional medical practitioners, educationists, and medical scholars. It attempts to define the problems of traditional medicine in Africa, while also discussing the conceptual foundations of African ethnomedicine and medical pluralism.

Tongan Herbal Medicine

Author: W. Arthur Whistler
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824815271
Size: 16,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"I highly recommend this brief resource booklet for those interested in studying Polynesian and cross-cultural herbal medicines." --Quarterly Review of Biology