A guide to medicinal plants in North Africa

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IUCN, 2005 - 256 Seiten
 

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Seite 128 - However, based on evidence currently available, there are inadequate data to establish general recognition of the safety and effectiveness of these ingredients for the specified uses: (1) Topical acne drug products.
Seite 32 - To make a gargle, two or three teaspoonsful of Pellitory should be mixed with a pint of cold water and sweetened with honey if desired. Patients seeking relief from rheumatic or neuralgic affections of the head and face, or for palsy of the tongue, have been advised to chew the root daily for several months. Being a rubefacient and local irritant, when sliced and applied to the skin, it induces heat, tingling and redness. The powdered root forms a good snuff to cure chronic catarrh of the head and...
Seite 215 - ... pod. C. senna pods are shorter and broader and green in colour, without the remains of the style visible; those of C. angustifolia are longer and narrower, brown, with stylar remains. Taste, sweetish then rather unpleasant; odour, tea-like, characteristic. Part Used: Leaves, pods. Constituents: (i) Anthraquinone glycosides; in the leaf; sennosides A and B based on the aglycones sennidin A and sennidin B, sennosides C and D which are glycosides of heterodianthrones of aloe-emodin and rhein. Others...
Seite 31 - ... or 2 circular rows of resin ducts, closely adhering to the light yellow, radiate, porous wood, in the medullary rays of which occur...
Seite 31 - The root is almost cylindrical, very slightly twisted and tapering and often crowned with a tuft of grey hairs. Externally it is brown and wrinkled, with bright black spots. The fracture is short...
Seite 32 - The tincture made from the dried root may be applied to relieve the aching of a decayed tooth, applied on cotton wool, or rubbed on the gums, and for this purpose may with advantage be mixed with camphorated chloroform. It forms an addition to many dentifrices. A gargle of Pellitory infusion is prescribed for relaxed uvula and for partial paralysis of the tongue and lips. To make a gargle, two or three teaspoonsful of Pellitory should be mixed with a pint of cold water and sweetened with honey if...
Seite 41 - Essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body and must be obtained through the diet.
Seite 251 - ... we find it called Epimenidea. It is considered to be the Sea Onion referred to by Homer. Pliny was acquainted with it, and Dioscorides, who lived about the same time, describes the different varieties of the bulb and the method of making vinegar of Squills. A similar preparation, as well as compounds of Squill with honey, was administered by the Arabian physicians of the Middle Ages, who introduced the drug into European medicine, these preparations still remaining in use. The...
Seite 63 - Capparis spinosa is said to be native to the Mediterranean basin, but its range stretches from the Atlantic coasts of the Canary Islands and Morocco to the Black Sea to the Crimea and Armenia, and eastward to the Caspian Sea and into Iran.
Seite 251 - Squill was valued as a medicine in early classic times and has ever since been employed by physicians, being official in all pharmacopoeias. Oxymel of Squill, used for coughs, was invented by Pythagoras, who lived in the sixth century before Christ. It is mentioned by Theophrastus in the third century before Christ, and was known to all the ancient Greek physicians. Epimenides, a Greek, is said to have made much use of it, from which circumstance we find it called Epimenidea. It is considered to...

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