1. CARING FOR HEALTH, NATURALLY! : Introduction. The New Ancient Thinking in Medicine. The Rise of Asia: Continental Drift. PharmAsia: Generic Solutions. Herbal Medicine: Aging Roots and Sprouting Branches. China: The Power of Chi. Ayurveda: Healing Trinity. Europe: Doctrine of Signatures. Modern Medicine: Designs from Nature. Better Pill to Swallow: Synthetic Drugs or Herbal?. Food versus Drug Administration of Herbs. Middle Path: Regulating Standards. Blossoming Beyond Borders.
2. NATURE'S PHARMACY : Introduction. Ginseng: Root of Immortality. Gingko: Total Recall?. Snakeroot Plant: The Original Tranquilizer. Bacopa: Memory Plus. Garlic: The Detoxifier. Aswagandha: Root of Rejuvenation. St. John’s Wort: Prozac of plants. Echinacea. Neem: Plant of the 21st century. Shakespearean Herbs: Food Act. Turmeric: Cure with Curry. Ephedra: Mormon Tea. Chocolate: Divine Treat. Beauty Care: Getting Physical. The Blenders Choice. Herbs are Bioreactors. Herbs in Soup: Stirred but not Shaken.
3. QUALITY - TAKING ACTIVE MEASURES : Standardization: Phases Herbs have to grow Through. Good Agricultural Practices: GAP to Bridge. Identification and Selection: Born Identity. Codex: Phytosanitary Agreement. Good Manufacturing Practices. Good Laboratory Practices. Marking up Herbal Image?. USP Verified. Preclinical Testing. Clinical Trials. Industry Money Skews Drug Overviews?. Pharmacology: Active Site Model. Antioxidants: Radical Thinking. Alkaloid for Lowering Cholesterol. A New Leaf.
4. FREE TRADE: TEST LOCALLY AND TRADE GLOBALLY : Introduction. ISO and GXP: Global Standard Practices. Documentation: Living History. Traceability. Calibration. Certified Reference Materials. Validations. Method Selection and Validation. Measurement Uncertainty. Proficiency Testing. Clinical Trials. Double-Blind Studies. The Placebo Effect. Statistical Illusions. Meta-analysis. Mutual Recognition Agreement.
5. FREE TREE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY : Intellectual Property Rights and Wrongs?. Patents: Art of the Possible. Turmeric: Healing Wounds. Neem Campaign. Inca: Jungle Treasures. Aroma of Basmati Patent. Digital Defence: Past Forward. Sharing the Wealth. …and Saving Health.
6. PHARMERS AND FARMACEUTICALS : Drug Discovery Process: New Paradigm. China: Exporting Success. Farming out to CROs. Biodiversity: Clear and Present Danger. Designs on Nature: Farmaceuticals. Herbal Medicines on Tap?. Pharmers: Better the Devil you Grow?. Viva La Vida: Long Live Life.