BOTANICALS

Medicinal Use of THREATENED ANIMAL SPECIES and the Search for Botanical ALTERNATIVES

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The Chinese calendar considers 2010 the "Year of the Tiger." As such, it may be an appropriate time to pay homage to the majestic animal's strength and beauty, while also lamenting its endangered status. Although long revered by many cultures, the tiger has also experienced a sad history of exploitation by humankind. Among other uses, various components of the tiger's body have served as ingredients within traditional medicine systems--and like many other animal species, the tiger continues to be a victim of medicinal demand.

THE USE OF BOTANICALS DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

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Women are the largest consumers of healthcare, and this extends to their utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Researchers have attempted to uncover the reasons why women t...

Managing and Interpreting the Complexities of Botanical Research

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This paper is based on a keynote address delivered by the author at the Cork Institute of Technology & Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists Conference in Cork, Ireland, April 18, 2008.
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