British Herbal Compendium Volume 1


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A handbook of scientific information on widely used plant drugs

ISBN 9780903032162


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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Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 26 × 18 × 0.75 cm