A Guide to Medicinal Plants An Illustrated, Scientific and by Hwee-ling Koh, Chay-hoon Tan, Tung-kian Chua

By Hwee-ling Koh, Chay-hoon Tan, Tung-kian Chua

This booklet provides up to date info on a complete of seventy five local and non-native medicinal vegetation transforming into in Singapore. accomplished and worthy info from the broadcast literature -- together with plant descriptions and origins, conventional medicinal makes use of, phytoconstituents, pharmacological actions, antagonistic reactions, toxicities, and stated drug herb interactions -- is gifted in an easy-to-read demeanour for simple and fast reference. there is not any minimal point of information required to learn this booklet, and botanical and scientific glossaries also are supplied for readers comfort. The publication may be of significant useful profit to a wide-ranging viewers. Educators and scholars in complementary drugs and overall healthiness, pharmacognosy, medicinal chemistry, normal items, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacovigilance, drugs, pharmacy, nursing, botany, biology, chemistry and lifestyles sciences will locate the knowledge worthy. The ebook also will entice clinicians, pharmacists, nurses and researchers, because it encompasses a entire reference record on the finish for extra analyzing. Contents: clinical Names universal Names Descriptions foundation Phytoconstituents conventional Medicinal makes use of Pharmacological actions Dosage adversarial Reactions Toxicity Contraindications Drug Herb Interactions Botanical thesaurus scientific thesaurus.

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33] Enhancement of effects of cardioactive steroids may occur. [32] 19. ) G. ) G. Don is a herb, up to 80 cm tall. Stem is woody, slightly branched and all parts contain white milky latex. Leaves are simple, dark green, glossy, obovate-elliptic, 4–5 cm by 2–3 cm with prominent lateral veins on the abaxial surface. Flowers are bisexual, white, purple, pink, red or white with a red or pink centre. [1,2] Origin: Native to Madagascar. [4–11] Traditional Medicinal Uses: The plant is used as a remedy for diarrhoea, malaria, diabetes, astringent, diaphoretic, bechic, emmenagogue, menstrual pain, hypertension, insomnia and depurative after parturition in Indochina, 40 19.

The leaves have a leathery texture. [8] Dosage: No information as yet. Adverse Reactions: No information as yet. Toxicity: No information as yet. Contraindications: No information as yet. Drug-Herb Interactions: No information as yet. 7. Areca catechu L. (Palmae) Betel Nut Palm, Areca Nut, Pinang Fruit of Areca catechu Areca catechu tree Description: Areca catechu L. is a tall, slender palm that can grow up to 10 m. 2–2 m long. Inflorescence is branched and male flowers grow in one row surrounding the female flower at the base of branch.

Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (Meliaceae) Neem Fruits of Azadirachta indica Azadirachta indica tree Description: Azadirachta indica A. Juss. is a tall evergreen tree, growing up to 30 m in height. Leaves are pinnate with opposite or alternate, lanceolate, serrated and glabrous 8–16 leaflets, 20–32 cm long. Flowers are yellowish white. [8] It is used for boils, heart disease, fever, 22 10. Azadirachta indica A. Juss. [31] Neem has also been used to protect crops, stored grains and library books from insects.

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