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    Description"Herbal Medicine: A Concise Overview for Healthcare Professionals" makes no attempt to provide all the answers. It does, however, offer an evidence-based look at herbal medicine that will serve as a useful, fully referenced guide for physicians, medical herbalists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in plant-based therapy.


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    Title
    Herbal Medicine
    Subtitle
    A Concise Overview for Professionals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edzard Ernst
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 172 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750645409
    ISBN 10: 0750645407
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.2
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MMG
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 615.32
    BIC subject category V2: MX, VXHT
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Merchandise Category: MED
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: MED071000, HEA011000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED004000
    DC22: 615/.321
    B&T Approval Code: A68201500
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A68400700
    LC classification: RM666.H33 H466 2000
    Thema V1.0: MKG, MX
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    4 ills.
    Publisher
    Elsevier Health Sciences
    Imprint name
    Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "This small paperback provides a very useful introduction to herbal medicine and includes contributions from twelve specialist authors, eight of whom are based in the UK. The eight chapters cover precisely the sorts of questions that any therapist would ask about any treatment. These include: How does it work? What can be learnt from its history? Is it safe? Should it be regulated? and How does it compare to other therapies?All these matters are discussed and the available evidence is clearly presented. Specific examples of individual herbs are given, including plants such as Angelica, Arnica, Echinacca, Feverfew, Ginko, Ginseng, Saw Palmetto, Saint John s Wort and Valerian."Acupuncture in Medicine, June 2002small book offers an evidence based look at herbal medicine that will serve as a useful introductory guide for physicians, herbalists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in plant based therapy, and also healthcare policy makers, herbal product manufacturers and medical educators."CAB Abstracts, May 2000
    Table of contents
    Introduction; From ancient texts to modern phytotherapy: plants in mind; Phytotherapy: consumer and pharmacist perspectives; New targets in phytopharmacology of plants; Synergy - myth or reality?; Quality and standardization of herbal medicinal products; The efficacy of herbal drugs; Safety issues in phytotherapy; Herbal medicinal products: regulation in the UK and European Union; Conclusion; Bibliography, Index.