Edible Medicines: An Ethnopharmacology of Food

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Chile pepper is used today as a flavoring, but Aztecs also applied it for toothache, sore throat, and asthma. The tonic properties of coffee have been recorded in Islamic pharmacopoeia since the eleventh century, and many peoples have used it to protect against Parkinson's disease. Although much has been documented regarding the nutritional values of foods, until recently little attention has been paid to the pharmacologic potential of diet. This book investigates the health implications of foods from the cuisines of ...

Edible Medicines: An Ethnopharmacology of Food 2008, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816527489

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Edible Medicines: An Ethnopharmacology of Food 2006, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816520930

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