IB 117 _16 Endocrine

IB 117 _16 Endocrine - gonadotropic releasing hormone and...

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IB 117  Thomas Carlson Endocrine  remedies  Plant origin  Geographical  origin Mechanism of action /  therapeutic uses diosgenin as  precursor to  progesterone,  glucocorticoids,  androgens Dioscorea mexicana Mexico Glucocorticoids as anti- inflammatory; progesterone  as oral contraceptives by  preventing estrogen surge;  estrogen to prevent  osteoporosis gossypol  Gossypium spp. China Male contraceptive by  inhibiting sperm formation saw palmetto Serenoa repens Southeast USA Treats benign prostatic  hypertrophy by inhibiting 5- alpha reductase enzyme  which results in less  dihydrotestosterone chasteberry  Vitex agnus-castus Europe Treats premenstrual stress  syndrome and reduces  sexual desire by stimulating 
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Unformatted text preview: gonadotropic releasing hormone and LH evening primrose Oenothera biennis Europe Treats premenstrual stress syndrome and menopausal hot flashes black cohosh Cimicifuga racemosa North America Treats premenstrual stress syndrome and menopausal hot flashes ginseng Panax ginseng P. quinquefolius Korea & China/Eastern North America General tonic;improves metabolic functions; aphrodisiac rubber latex Hevea brasiliensis South America Condoms to prevent pregnancy and STIs and rubber gloves to prevent transmission of blood born infections soapwort Saponaria officinalis Europe galactogogue fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum Europe galactogogue...
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  • Spring '08
  • Fenugreek, South America Europe Europe, Treats premenstrual stress, premenstrual¬†stress¬† syndrome

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