Herbal Supplements: Efficacy, Toxicity, Interactions with by Amitava Dasgupta, Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler

By Amitava Dasgupta, Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler

This ebook makes a speciality of efficacy, toxicity, drug interactions, and irregular medical laboratory exams as a result of using natural treatments. even if a number of natural treatments are secure and feature efficacy (for instance observed palmetto), many natural treatments are poisonous. This publication publications within the interpretation of irregular try out leads to another way fit topics as a result of use of natural treatments. Chapters specialise in interactions among herbals and prescription drugs, resources of illness in natural supplementations, and analytical recommendations utilized in the research of natural treatments

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Let us examine each attribute individually to understand why this is true. Man-made Chemicals Are Made by Humans The first attribute—man-made chemicals are harmful because they are made by humans—is a commonly held opinion. ” Water is wet because it is water, man is human because he is man, and truth is good because it is truth are examples of circular reasoning. Such logic adds nothing to the argument that synthetic chemicals are biologically damaging. It returns us to the dichotomy of man-made (bad) versus natural (good) without adding anything to our knowledge of why the dichotomy exists or of its validity.

Let us examine each attribute individually to understand why this is true. Man-made Chemicals Are Made by Humans The first attribute—man-made chemicals are harmful because they are made by humans—is a commonly held opinion. ” Water is wet because it is water, man is human because he is man, and truth is good because it is truth are examples of circular reasoning. Such logic adds nothing to the argument that synthetic chemicals are biologically damaging. It returns us to the dichotomy of man-made (bad) versus natural (good) without adding anything to our knowledge of why the dichotomy exists or of its validity.

Swelling, blistering, burning, or itching sensation. Dilute solutions of corrosives, many solvents and polishes, liquids with a low or high pH (acidity or alkalinity), turpentine, pine oil, and spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, mustard, and clove are examples of irritants. As a general rule, skin contact with irritant chemicals does not cause death or permanent injury as a result of irritant properties; however, their effects can be very discomforting, both physically and cosmetically. Inhalation of irritant gases such as nitrogen oxides, or irritant fumes such as cadmium oxide, can cause pulmonary edema, which can be fatal.

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