Botanical Medicine for Womens Health by Aviva Romm CPM RH(AHG)

By Aviva Romm CPM RH(AHG)

With a different mixture of conventional and glossy medical information on natural medication, this finished consultant has the assurance you want to deal with womens medical conditions with botanical medication. Written by way of an skilled midwife, scientific herbalist, and MD candidate, Botanical medication for Womens health and wellbeing blends a clinician-sensitive and patient-centered method of womens overall healthiness concerns. insurance of menstrual overall healthiness, fertility, breast stipulations, and masses extra makes this a necessary source for daily perform.

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For instance, the berberine in Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape; Fig. 3-3) is an example of an antimicrobial compound that protects against fungal and bacterial infection in both plants and humans. Another example is the class of molecules known as flavonoids, which occur in all green plants. In the chloroplasts, flavonoids act as primary antioxidants to protect the delicate lightharvesting compounds from ultraviolet and free radical damage. In the human body, these same compounds act as antioxidants, anticarcinogens, and anti-inflammatories by virtue of their radical quenching activities.

The Eclectic movement was responsible for popularizing many now well-known herbs. Among these are echinacea (E. angustifolia), goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), black cohosh root/ macrotys (Actaea racemosa syn. Actaea racemosa), cactus (Selenicereus grandiflorus), wild indigo (Baptisia), blue cohosh root (Caulophyllum thalictroides), cascara sagrada (Rhamus purshiana), and kava (Piper methysticum). The Eclectic philosophy allowed physicians to select therapies from other medical sects such as allopathy, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy that would benefit individual patients.

Wort (Hypericum perforatum); the hepatoprotective gentisin from gentian (Gentiana lutea) Styrylpyrones: for example, the antispasmodic kavalactones in kava kava (Piper methysticum) Flavonoids: thousands of compounds, generally antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective or hepatoprotective, and anticarcinogenic/carcinostatic; some are antispasmodic and antiallergenic as well i. ) ii. Chalcones and aurones: for example, the licochalcones from licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root iii. Flavanols: for example, catechin from green tea iv.

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