List of plants used as medicine
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Properties that have been shown by rigorous scientific study are
marked as "Confirmed". Those that have been shown not to apply are
marked "Denied". All other properties are marked "Unconfirmed".
- ^ Nicole Johnston (April 2002). "Garlic: A Natural Antibiotic". Modern Drug Discovery 5 (4).
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- ^ Eja ME, Asikong BE, Abriba C, Arikpo GE, Anwan EE, Enyi-Idoh KH (2007). "A comparative assessment of the antimicrobial effects of garlic (Allium sativum) and antibiotics on diarrheagenic organisms". Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health 38 (2): 343-8. PMID 17539285.
- ^ Tessema B, Mulu A, Kassu A, Yismaw G (2006). "An in vitro assessment of the antibacterial effect of garlic (Allium sativum) on bacterial isolates from wound infections". Ethiop. Med. J. 44 (4): 385-9. PMID 17370439.
- ^ The proposed cardiovascular benefits of garlic have been the subject of significant clinical research, with sometimes conflicting results. At present, any clinical benefit in terms of cardiovascular health remains unconfirmed. See:
- Rahman K, Lowe GM (2006). "Garlic and cardiovascular disease: a critical review". J. Nutr. 136 (3 Suppl): 736S-740S. PMID 16484553.
- Gardner CD, Lawson LD, Block E, et al (2007). "Effect of raw garlic vs commercial garlic supplements on plasma lipid concentrations in adults with moderate hypercholesterolemia: a randomized clinical trial". Arch. Intern. Med. 167 (4): 346-53. doi:10.1001/archinte.167.4.346. PMID 17325296.
- ^ Lip, GYH, Watson, RDS, & Singh, SP (1995). "ABC of Atrial Fibrillation: DRUGS FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION". British Medical Journal 311: 1631-1634.
- ^ Note: Digitalis use in the United States is controlled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can only be prescribed by a physician. Misuse can cause death
- ^ Roxas M, Jurenka J (2007). "Colds and influenza: a review of diagnosis and conventional, botanical, and nutritional considerations". Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic 12 (1): 25-48. PMID 17397266.
- ^ Gaster, B & Holroyd, J (2000). "St John's wort for depression: a systematic review.". Archives of Internal Medicine 160 (2): 152-6. PMID 10647752.
- ^ Davidson, J et al. (2002). "Effect of Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) in Major Depressive Disorder". Journal of the American Medical Association 287 (14): 1807-1814.
External links for medicinal herbs
- NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.