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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale and T mongolicum)
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The effect of freeze‐drying and its implications for botanical medicine: a review
A review of the existing research indicates that freeze‐drying has unanticipated and significant effects on the constituent profiles of medicinal plants that puts into question whether freeze-drying necessarily is the best method to preserve botanical medicines.
Botanical medicines for the urinary tract
- E. Yarnell
- MedicineWorld Journal of Urology
- 17 October 2002
The antinephrotoxic botanicals Rheumpalmatum (Chinese rhubarb) root and Lespedezacapitata (round-head lespedeza) herb are surveyed, followed by herbs for symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, most notably Serenoarepens (saw palmetto) fruit, Urticadioica root, and Prunusafricana (pygeum) bark.
Nervine Herbs for Treating Anxiety
The clinical uses of a number of nervines, including oat seed, hawthorn, California poppy, lavender, chamomile, lemonbalm, passionflower, and verbena are discussed.
Plant Coumarins: Myths and Realities
Plant coumarins are structurally distinct, nonanticoagulant compounds that have significant medical activity and do have potential to cause hepatotoxicity, but the particular concern over Cinnamomum aromaticum (cassia) versus CinnAmomum zeylanicum (true cinnamon) is discussed.
20 – Herbal and Nutritional Supplements for Painful Conditions
Interaction of Herbal Constituents with Cytochrome P450 Enzymes
This article provides a review of the many facets of interactions between herbal constituents and cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes and suggests circumstances in which the individual expression of patients’ CYP450 enzymes can influence the activity of botanical medicines affected by these enzymes.