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Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
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How to use this book introduction to the monographs general references monographs to improve the quality of this book and inspire new ideas for monographs.
Echinacea species (Echinacea angustifolia (DC.) Hell., Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt., Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench): a review of their chemistry, pharmacology and clinical properties
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Evidence from preclinical studies supports some of the traditional and modern uses for echinacea, particularly the reputed immunostimulant (or immunomodulatory) properties, but evidence of efficacy is not definitive as studies have included different patient groups and tested various different preparations and dosage regimens.
St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.): a review of its chemistry, pharmacology and clinical properties
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Hyperforin, rather than hypericin as originally thought, has emerged as one of the major constituents responsible for antidepressant activity, and further research is required to determine which other constituents contribute to the antidepressant effect.
A microwell cytotoxicity assay using Artemia salina (brine shrimp).
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A new microplate assay for cytotoxicity testing using A. salina has been developed and shown to give results comparable to a previously published test-tube method, except for two which require metabolic activation in man.
Antimalarial activity of Artemisia annua flavonoids from whole plants and cell cultures
SummaryCell suspension cultures developed from Artemisia annua exhibited antimalarial activity against Plasmodium faldparum in vitro both in the n-hexane extract of the plant cell culture medium and
Phytochemistry and medicinal plants.
Plants as sources of antimalarial drugs. Part 7. Activity of some species of meliaceae plants and their constituent limonoids
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Meliaceous plants may not exert their activity solely via direct action against malaria parasites, and the beneficial therapeutic effects claimed by patients might be due to the antiinnflammatory and immunomodulating activities recently described for these plants.
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