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Mehlhorn / Ye / Wu Treatment of Human Parasitosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

2014, Band: 6, 274 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 160 mm x 241 mm, Gewicht: 5561 g Reihe: Parasitology Research Monographs
ISBN: 978-3-642-39823-0
Verlag: Springer

Mehlhorn / Ye / Wu Treatment of Human Parasitosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

This book intensively examines the efficacy of plant-derived products that have been used for over a thousand years by practitioners of so-called Traditional Chinese Medicine in the light of recent chemotherapeuticals. The chapters were written by renowned Chinese medical researchers and are supplemented by results obtained in German antiparasitic research projects.


Parasites and emerging diseases are a major threat of our time, which is characterized by an enormous increase in the size of the human population and by an unbelievably rapid globalization that has led to the daily transport of millions of humans and containers with goods from one end of the earth to the other. Furthermore the slow but constant global warming offers new opportunities for many agents of diseases to become established in new areas. Therefore it is essential that we develop precautions in order to avoid epidemics or even pandemics in overcrowded megacities or at the large-scale farm animal confinements that are needed to secure a steady flow of food in the crowded regions of the world.


Of course intensive research in the field of chemotherapy since 1900 has produced unbelievable breakthroughs in therapies for formerly untreatable and thus deadly diseases. However, a large number of untreatable diseases remain, as well as a constantly growing number of agents of disease that have developed resistances to standard chemical compounds.


As such, it is not only worthwhile but also vital to consider the enormous amounts of information that have been obtained by human “high cultures” in the past. Examples from the past (like quinine) or present (like artemisinin, a modern antimalarial drug) show that plant extracts may hold tremendous potential in the fight against parasites and/or against vector-transmitted agents of diseases.



Weitere Infos & Material

Introduction ( Heinz Mehlhorn) .- Schistosomiasis in China ( Wei Hu) .- Clonorchis and Opisthorchis infection and their impact on cancer ( Banchob Sripa) .- Angiostrongylus cantonensis in China (Wu Zhongdao, Lv Zhiyue) .- Traditonal Chinese treatment methods against schistosomes and other trematodes ( Wu Zhongdao, Su Xi) .- Treatment methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine for hydatidosis and other tapeworm infections ( Ye Bin) .- Traditonal Chinese treatment methods against nematodes ( Wu Zhongdao, Su Xi) .- Toxoplasmosis and traditional chinese medicine (Lv Fangli) .- Malaria in China (Ying Wang) .- Malaria and traditional Chinese medicine (Xu Wenyue) .- Intestinal protozoan diseases and traditional Chinese medicine (Ma Changling) .- Dengue fever and similar vector borne diseases in China (Wu Yu) .- Tsutsugamushi in China (Zheng Xiaoying) .- Leishmaniasis in China (Chen Jianping) .- Impact of climate and globalization on parasites (Heinz Mehlhorn) .- Conclusions (Heinz Mehlhorn).

Wu, Zhongdao
Heinz Mehlhorn ist Professor für Parasitologie. Von 1991 bis 1995 war er Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Parasitologie wie auch der Weltgesellschaft für Protozoologie. Mehrere Gastprofessuren und Forschungsexpeditionen haben ihn nach Afrika, Südamerika und Asien geführt. Im Jahre 2000 nahm er an der Jahrtausendexpedition des Alfred-Wegener-Instituts für Polarforschung in die Antarktis teil. Mehlhorn zählt zu den angesehensten Parasitologen in Deutschland und ist durch zahlreiche Fernsehbeiträge über Parasiten und ihre Bekämpfung einem breiten Publikum bekannt.

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