Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Medical - 1138 pages
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 lactation
This 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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Contents

Astragalus
xxi
Bilberry
17
Black Cohosh
35
Capsicum
63
Cats Claw
99
Chamomile
141
Cordyceps
167
Cranberry
183
Grape Seed
567
Green Tea
595
Hawthorn
655
Horse Chestnut
675
Kava
693
Licorice
733
Milk Thistle
763
Red Yeast Rice
807

Dong Quai
203
Echinacea
221
Eleuthero
253
Ephedra Ma Huang
269
Evening Primrose Oil
319
Feverfew
347
Garlic
373
Ginger
409
Ginkgo Biloba
443
Ginseng
503
Goldenseal
545
Reishi
823
Saw Palmetto
855
Schisandra
885
St Johns Wort
921
Uva Ursi
985
Valerian
1005
Vitex
1037
A Note About Quality in Botanical Supplements
1077
DSHEA What Are the Key Provisions?
1087
Index
1095
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