Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements

Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements


By (author) Dennis J. McKenna, By (author) Kenneth Jones, By (author) Kerry Hughes, By (author) Virginia M. Tyler


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  • Publisher: Haworth Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 1168 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 212mm x 53mm | 1,447g
  • Publication date: 16 September 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Binghamton
  • ISBN 10: 0789012669
  • ISBN 13: 9780789012661
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition

Product description

Answer patients'questions about botanical supplements quickly and easily! This informative book is a compendium of detailed scientific research on 34 of the most popular dietary supplements used in North America and Europe. Its coverage of pharmacological studies on the main medicinal plants used in clinical practice and sold in pharmacies in the Western world is more extensive than any other publication of monographic reviews available. The way Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. is organized (standardized topic formats are used in each monograph) makes it easy for you to locate relevant information quickly and to compare corresponding sections between different entries. This book is an invaluable tool for pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals who need detailed, scientifically accurate information on appropriate use, safety, dosages, and similar issues related to botanical dietary supplements. Each entry in Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. covers botanical data (classification and nomenclature, common names, geographic occurrence, and botanical characteristics), plus: history and traditional uses chemistry therapeutic applications pre-clinical studies clinical studies recommended dosages safety profiles (including toxicology) side effects and contraindications drug interactions and special precautions safety recommendations during pregnancy and lactationThis extensively referenced volume includes appendixes with information on the major provisions of DSHEA (the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994) and on the criteria and procedures for assessing the quality of botanical products.

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Table of contents

Foreword Preface A Note on the Interpretation of Information on Pregnancy, Lactation, and Pediatrics in This Desk Reference Dietary Supplements Astragalus Bilberry Black Cohosh Capsicum Cat's Claw Chamomile Cordyceps Cranberry Dong Quai Echinacea Eleuthero Ephedra (Ma Huang) Evening Primrose Oil Feverfew Garlic Ginger Ginkgo Biloba Ginseng Goldenseal Grape Seed Green Tea Hawthorn Horse Chestnut Kava Licorice Milk Thistle Red Yeast Rice Reishi Saw Palmetto Schisandra St. John's Wort Uva Ursi Valerian Vitex Appendix I: A Note About Quality in Botanical Supplements Appendix II: DSHEA: What are the Key Provisions? Index Reference Notes Included