Botanical Medicine in Clinical Practice

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
CABI, 2008 - Medical - 915 pages
The potential benefits of plants and plant extracts in the treatment and possible prevention of many leading health concerns are becoming more widely recognized within the medicinal community. This major comprehensive reference work contains contributions from more than 80 clinical and academic experts in the field, covering a range of plant products and their uses, divided into sections on topics such as treatments of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The book covers the safety and efficacy of botanical treatments and there is also a chapter analyzing the possible interactions of herbal remedies with prescription drugs. This is the most up-to-date text on the latest research findings from all over the world and will be an essential resource.

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II Infectious Disease Treatment and Immunomodulation
III Treatment of Disorders
IV Botanicals and their Extracts in Health Promotion

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Ronald R. Watson, PhD is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. He has edited 88 biomedical books, particularly in nutrition and food sciences. He published 450 papers, and presently directs several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to bioactive disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods' components in health promotion. He attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. He has been doing studies of dietary supplements in treatment of diabetes and related cardiovascular disease including heart failure.

Victor R. Preedy is atnbsp;Kings College London, UK.nbsp;nbsp;

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