Обложка книги Hypericum: The genus Hypericum

Hypericum: The genus Hypericum

ISBN: 0415369541;
Издательство: CRC Press
Страниц: 196

Book DescriptionSt John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the best-selling herbal medicines worldwide. It is therefore understandable that research into all aspects of St John's wort continues to be intense. This landmark book provides a summary ofour current knowledge on a wide range of issues. It covers botany and includes plant infections, cultivation, manufacturing, standardization, quality control, biochemistry, pharmacology and clinical application. Within this wide range of topics this volume aims to tackle some previously unanswered questions, such as: * Which are the pharmacologically active compounds? * Is St John's wort effective for severe depression? * What are its mechanisms of action? * What are the long-term effectsand risks? * Should St John's wort products be marketed as dietary supplements or as drugs? * How does it compare to synthetic drugs for the same indication? Containing numerous up-to-date references, Hypericum will be of...