British Herbal Compendium Vol 1

84 monographs (listed below), 239 pages, over 1000 references, 81 diagrams (illustrating the structures of 358 constituents)

84 monographs (listed below), 239 pages, over 1000 references, 81 diagrams (illustrating the structures of 358 constituents)

A handbook of scientific information on widely used plant drugs

ISBN 978-0-903032-14-8 -NOW IN SOFT COVER -Published in 1992

As can be seen from the list below, Volume 1 of the Compendium covers a different range of plant drugs to those featured in Volume 2.

Each volume is complete in itself, but taken together Volumes 1 and 2 cover almost all the plant drugs for which specifications appear in the BHP 1996.

Produced by the BHMA Scientific Committee and edited by Peter Bradley, the Volume 1 monographs offer authoritative summaries of Constituents (with phytochemical structure diagrams) and Therapeutics, copiously referenced to worldwide scientific literature, together with a section on Regulatory Status and excerpts from French guidelines and German Commission E monographs. The format is broadly similar to that of Volume 2 (of which a sample monograph can be downloaded from this site). However, since less herbal research had been published back in 1992, Volume 1 monographs are generally shorter in length and have less detail on Pharmacology, Clinical Studies and Safety than those found in Volume 2; they reflect the level of data available at that time.

Monographs in the BRITISH HERBAL COMPENDIUM Volume 1

  • Aloes Barbados Aloe barbadensis, concentrated and dried juice from leaves
  • Aloes Cape Aloe ferox, concentrated and dried juice from leaves
  • Asafoetida Ferula species, oleo-gum resin from rhizomes and roots
  • Balm of Gilead Bud Populus species, winter leaf buds and flower buds
  • Belladonna Herb Atropa belladonna, leaves and/or flowering tops
  • Black Cohosh Cimicifuga racemosa, rhizomes and roots
  • Bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus, entire thalli
  • Blue Flag Iris versicolor / caroliniana, rhizomes
  • Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata, leaves
  • Buchu Barosma betulina, leaves
  • Burdock Leaf Arctium lappa / minus, leaves
  • Burdock Root Arctium lappa / minus, roots
  • Calumba Root Jateorhiza palmata, roots
  • Cascara Bark Rhamnus purshianus, bark
  • Catechu Uncaria gambier, dry aq. extract from leaves and young shoots
  • Celery Seed Apium graveolens, ripe fruits
  • Cinchona Bark Cinchona pubescens, bark
  • Clivers Galium aparine, flowering and fruiting aerial parts
  • Cocillana Guarea rusbyi, bark
  • Cola Cola nitida / acuminata, cotyledons
  • Comfrey Root Symphytum officinale, rhizomes and roots
  • Corn Silk Zea mays, styles and stigmas
  • Damiana Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca, eaves and stems
  • Dandelion Leaf Taraxacum officinale, leaves
  • Dandelion Root Taraxacum officinale, roots and rhizomes
  • Devil’s Claw Harpagophytum procumbens, secondary tubers
  • Echinacea Root Echinacea angustifolia, rhizomes and roots
  • Elder Flower Sambucu nigra flowers
  • Elecampane Inula helenium, roots and rhizomes
  • Eleutherococcus Eleutherococcus senticosus, roots and rhizomes
  • Equisetum Equisetum arvense, sterile stems
  • Euonymus Bark Euonymus atropurpureus, root-bark
  • Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium, flowering aerial parts (or leaves)
  • Frangula Bark Rhamnus frangula, bark of stems and branches
  • Fumitory Fumaria officinalis, flowering aerial parts
  • Garlic Allium sativum, fresh or dried compound bulbs
  • Gentian Gentiana lutea, underground organs
  • Ginger Zingiber officinale, rhizomes
  • Ginseng Panax ginseng, roots
  • Golden Seal Root Hydrastis canadensis, rhizomes and roots
  • Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea, aerial parts
  • Guaiacum Resin Guaiacum officinale, resin from heartwood
  • Helonias Chamaelirium luteum, rhizomes and roots
  • Holy Thistle Cnicus benedictus, flowering aerial parts
  • Hops Humulus lupulus, strobiles
  • Hyoscyamus Leaf Hyoscyamus niger, leaves and/or flowering tops
  • Ipecacuanha Cephaelis ipecacuanha / acuminata, underground organs
  • Ispaghula Husk Plantago ovata, epidermis from ripe seeds
  • Jamaica Dogwood Piscidia piscipula, root-bark
  • Lime Tree Flower Tilia platyphyllos / cordata, inflorescences
  • Liquorice Root Glycyrrhiza glabra, unpeeled roots and stolons
  • Lobelia Lobelia inflata, aerial parts
  • Marshmallow Root Althaea officinalis, peeled roots
  • Matricaria Flower Chamomilla recutita, flower-heads
  • Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria, flowering aerial parts
  • Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca, flowering aerial parts
  • Myrrh Commiphora species, oleo-gum resin from stems
  • Nettle Herb Urtica dioica, flowering aerial parts (or leaves)
  • Parsley Herb Petroselinum crispum, aerial parts
  • Passiflora Passiflora incarnata, flowering aerial parts
  • Peppermint Leaf Mentha piperita, leaves
  • Prickly Ash Bark Zanthoxylum clava-herculis, bark
  • Pulsatilla Pulsatilla vulgaris / pratensis, flowering aerial parts
  • Quassia Picrasma excelsa, stem-wood
  • Red Clover Flower Trifolium pratense, flower-heads
  • Rhatany Root Krameria triandra, roots
  • Rhubarb Rheum palmatum / officinale, underground parts
  • Roman Chamonile Flower Chamaemelum nobile, flower-heads
  • Sarsaparilla Smilax species, roots and rhizomes
  • Senega Polygala species, root and root crown
  • Senna Fruit Alexandrian Cassia senna, fruits
  • Senna Fruit Tinnevelly Cassia angustifolia, fruits
  • Senna Leaf Cassia senna / angustifolia, leaflets
  • Slippery Elm Bark Ulmus rubra, inner bark
  • Squill Drimia maritima, bulb divested of outer coats
  • Squill Indian Drimia indica, bulb divested of outer coats
  • Stramonium Leaf Datura stramonium, leaf and/or flowering tops
  • Uva Ursi (Bearberry Leaf) Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, leaves
  • Valerian Root Valeriana officinalis, subterranean organs
  • White Horehound Marrubium vulgare, leaves and flowering tops
  • Wild Carrot Daucus carota subsp. carota, flowering aerial parts
  • Wild Lettuce Lactuca virosa, leaves
  • Willow Bark Salix species, bark
  • Yarrow Achillea millefolium, flowering aerial parts

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