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Psychoactive Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine

ISBN: 978-0-470-34434-7
400 pages
January 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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The phenomenal growth of public interest in alternatives to Western treatments for human disease has spilled over into veterinary medicine. Many holistic veterinarians and pet owners are now interested in using alternative remedies to solve health problems with their pets. Psychoactive Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine is the first text on psychoactive herbal remedies for the treatment of behavior problems in small animals.


Psychoactive Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine is an important guide for board-certified veterinary behaviorists, as well as veterinarians and veterinary students with a particular interest in behavior medicine. In addition, pet owners interested in alternative medicine for their misbehaving pets can use this well-rounded work to make informed decisions on the use of over-the-counter remedies.
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Preface.

Disclaimer and Overview.

Foreward (Dr. Susan Wynn, Dr. Phil Rogers.

CH 1 Western Psychoactive Herbs.

Agaricus Species and Other Medicinal Mushrooms.

Avena sativa (Oat).

Catha edulis (Khat).

Humulus lupulus (Hops).

Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort).

Lactuca virosa (Wild Lettuce).

Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender).

Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile).

Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm).

Nepeta cataria (Catnip).

Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy).

Passiflora incarnata (Passion Flower).

Pausinystalia yohimbe (Yohimbe).

Piscidia species (Dogwood Tree).

Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste Tree).

Tilia species (Linden Tree).

Turnera diffusa (Damiana).

Valeriana officinalis (Valerian).

Verbena spp. (Vervain).

CH 2 Native American Psychoactive Herbs.

Cypripedium calceolus (Yellow Lady’s Slipper).

Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy).

Lobelia inflata (Wild Tobacco).

Lophophora williamsii (Peyote).

Panax quinquefolius (American Ginseng).

Piper methysticum (Kava).

Psilocybe cubensis (Psilocybin).

Salvia officinalis (Sage).

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot).

Scutellaria spp. (Scullcap).

Miscellaneous.

CH 3 Ayurvedic Psychoactive Herbs.

Historical Perspective of Ayurveda.

Introduction to ‘Ayur Vidya’.

The Five Elements.

The Three Doshas (Tridoshas) and Twenty Gunas.

The Seven Dhatus.

The Seven Chakras.

Ayurveda and Psychiatry (Rauwolfia serpentina).

Ayurveda and Veterinary Behavior Medicine.

Albizzia lebbeck.

Asparagus racemosus.

Bacopa monniera.

Centella asiatica.

Vitex negundo.

Withania somnifera.

Miscellaneous Psychoactive Herbs of Ayurvedic Medicine:.

Abies pindrow (West Himalyan Fir tree).

Cannabis sativa (Hemp).

Canscora diffusa (Chang bato).

Catharanthus roseus (Indian periwinkle).

Celastrus paniculatus (Malkanguni).

Sesamum indicum (Sesame).

Terminalia chebula Valeriana wallichii.

(Indian valerian).

Zingiber officinale (Ginger).

CH 4 Oriental Psychoactive Herbs.

Introduction.

Historical Perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Basic Principles of TCM :.

Qi,.

Yin and Yang,.

Zang and Fu,.

The Five Tastes,.

The Five Elements,.

Use of Herbs in TCM,.

Angelica sinensis (Dang gui),.

Astragalus membranaceus (Huang qi),.

Bupleurum chinense (Chai hu),.

Corydalis yanhusuo (Yan hu suo; syn. Corydalis cava),.

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng),.

Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo),.

Huperzia serrata (Huperzine),.

Panax ginseng (Chinese Ginseng),.

Salvia miltiorrhiza (Dan shen),.

Schisandra chinensis (Wu wei zi),.

Zingiber officinale (Ginger).

Miscellaneous Chinese Herbs:.

Aconitum spp. Pinellia ternata (Ban xia),.

Poria cocos (Fu ling),.

Scutellaria baicalensis (Huang qin),.

Zyzyphus jujube (Da zao),.

Kampo: Historical Perspective Kampo Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine.

Appendix 1: Miscellaneous Psychoactive Herbs Introduction.

Acorus calamus.

Bach’s Flower Essences.

Cannabis sativa.

Griffonia simplicifolia.

Theobroma cacao.

Appendix 2: Suggested Clinical Applications.

Appendix 3: Basic Approaches to Common Behavior Problems in Pet Cats and Dogs.

Addendum 1: Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Drugs in Veterinary Behavior Practice.

Addendum 2: Traditional Jewish Medicine - Parallels to Ayurveda and TCM.

Addendum 3: Online Resources Glossary of Psychoactive Herbs.

Index od Psychoactive Herbs.

General Index

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Stefanie Schwartz, DVM, MSc, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, is Director of Behavior Services, VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts. She is also national consultant to Antech Diagnostic Laboratories.
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Psychotropic Herbs in Veterinary Behavior Medicine will be the first text on herbal remedies for the treatment of behavior problems in dogs and cats.
· Provides readers with the history of herbal medicine
· Details various herbs and their potential use in veterinary behavior medicine.
· Gives an overview of the risks involved in the use of psychotropic herbs.
· Summarizes behavior modification for the most common behavior problems in pets.
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