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Natuurstoffen als genot- en geneesmiddelen

  • R. Verpoorte


Eerst wordt een kort overzicht gegeven van het plantenrijk; de belangrijkste bron van natuurstoffen. Aan de hand van een aantal voorbeelden, zoals vis- en pijlvergiften voor het verkrijgen van voedsel, kauwhoutjes voor de mondhygiëne en genotmiddelen zoals de kava en de vliegenzwam, wordt het belang van natuurstoffen voor de kwaliteit van het leven beschreven. Een model voor het verband tussen voeding, genot- en geneesmiddelen wordt gepresenteerd. Tot slot wordt het belang van etnofarmaceutisch onderzoek onderstreept en wordt een bibliografie voor dergelijk interdisciplinair onderzoek gegeven.

Natural compounds and the quality of life


This paper presents in the first place a brief survey of the plant kingdom, which is the most important source of natural compounds. By some examples like fish- and arrow-poisons for obtaining food, chewingsticks for oral hygiene and stimulating narcotic plants like kava and the fly-ageric, the importance of natural compounds for the quality of life is demonstrated. A model for the relationship between food, drugs and stimulants and narcotic plants is given. Finally the importance of ethno-pharmaceutical research is stressed and a bibliography for this interdisciplinary field of science is given.


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  • R. Verpoorte
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  1. 1.Vakgroep Farmacognosie, GorlaeuslaboratoriaLeiden

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