IB 117 _16 Endocrine - reduces sexual desire by stimulating...

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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, estrogens, & 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
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Unformatted text preview: reduces sexual desire by stimulating 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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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2011 for the course IB 117 taught by Professor Professorcarlson during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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