Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine: Traditional System, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy, and Regulatory Issues

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Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine: Traditional System, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy, and Regulatory Issues

Format:  Hardcover,

533 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: May 2011

ISBN-13: 9780470474211

ISBN-10: 0470474211

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This book presents a systematic review on traditional Arab herbal medicine including historical background, medical innovations introduced by Arab physicians, common roots of Arab medicine and western medicine, methodology of drug discovery and therapy in Arabic and Islamic medicine, a state-of-the-art description of traditional Arab herbal medicine, and evidence-based safety and efficacy of Arab and Islamic medicines. The usage of modern cell biological, biochemical, in vitro and in vivo techniques for the evaluation of medicinal plant safety and efficacy is also discussed. The toxicity of herbal formulations safety, quality assurances, and chemical analytical techniques are introduced in this book.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 9780470474211
ISBN-10: 0470474211
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 533
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.75 x 1.5
Walmart No.: 9780470474211

Chapter outline

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
An Overview of Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicinep. 1
History of Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicinep. 17
Herbal Medicinep. 47
The Arab-Islamic Roots of Western Medicinep. 71
Contributions of Arab and Islamic Scholars to Modern Pharmacologyp. 87
Natural Drugs in Greco-Arabic and Islamic Medicinep. 101
Method of Therapy in Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicinep. 123
Commonly Used Herbal Medicines in the Mediterraneanp. 149
The Current State of Knowledge of Arab Herbal Medicinep. 229
Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine Practiced Outside the Middle Eastp. 253
Biosafety of Herbal Medicinep. 273
Arab Medicinal Plants: From Traditional Uses to Scientific Knowledgep. 303
Modern In Vitro Test Systemsp. 339
Modern In Vivo Evaluations and Clinical Trialsp. 379
Medical Ethics in Arab and Islamic Medicinep. 411
Medicinal Herbs and Extracting Their Active Ingredientsp. 425
Food Therapyp. 441
Drug Development from Herbal Sourcesp. 477
Herbal Remedies: Use and Demographic and Regulatory Issuesp. 499
Plant Namingp. 519
Indexp. 523

Book description

This book presents a systematic review on traditional Arab herbal medicine including historical background, medical innovations introduced by Arab physicians, common roots of Arab medicine and western medicine, methodology of drug discovery and therapy in Arabic and Islamic medicine, a state-of-the-art description of traditional Arab herbal medicine, and evidence-based safety and efficacy of Arab and Islamic medicines. The usage of modern cell biological, biochemical, in vitro and in vivo techniques for the evaluation of medicinal plant safety and efficacy is also discussed. The toxicity of herbal formulations safety, quality assurances, and chemical analytical techniques are introduced in this book.

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