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Herbal Medicine: A Concise Overview for Professionals

Herbal Medicine: A Concise Overview for Professionals

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By (author) Edzard Ernst

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  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 139mm x 216mm x 8mm | 172g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0750645407
  • ISBN 13: 9780750645409
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 4 ills.

Product 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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"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.