WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants, Volume 2

Description :

Volume 2 of the WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants provides an additional collection of 30 monographs covering the quality control and traditional and clinical uses of selected medicinal plants reviewed by 120 experts in more than 50 countries, as well as by experts through network of relevant NGOs.

The monographs are intended to promote international harmonization in the quality control and use of herbal medicines and to serve as models for the development of national formularies. They will be a valuable scientific reference for drug regulatory authorities, physicians, traditional practitioners, pharmacists, manufacturers and research scientists, and will also be of interest to the general public.
Each monograph contains two parts, the first of which provides pharmacopoeial summaries for quality assurance purposes, including botanical features, identity tests, purity requirements, chemical assays and major chemical constituents. The second part, drawing the clinical applications of the plant material, with detailed pharmacological information and sections on contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions and dosage. Also included are two cumulative indexes to both volumes.

Table of contents

Plants covered in volume 2

Radix Althaeae
Herba Andrographidis
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Flos Calendulae
Flos Caryophylli
Rhizoma Cimicifugae
Folium cum Flore Crataegi
Radix Eleutherococci
Aetheroleum Eucalypti
Folium Eucalypti
Cortex Frangulae
Folium et Cortex Hamamelidis
Semen Hippocastani
Herba Hyperici
Aetheroleum Melaleucae
Folium Melissae
Aetheroleum Menthea Piperitae
Folium Ocimi Sancti
Oleum Oenotherae Biennis
Rhizoma Piperis Methystici
Cortex Pruni Africaniae
Cortex Rhamni Purshianiae
Flos Sambuci
Radix Senegae
Fructus Serenoae Repentis
Fructus Silybi Mariae
Herba Tanaceti Parthenii
Radix Urtucae
Folium Uvae Ursi

ISBN : 92 4 154537 2