The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs

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Robert Rose, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages

The most current scientific information from the world's leading medical journals.

Although there is growing consumer awareness of alternative and complementary medicine, there is a lack of comprehensive information available on herbal products. While pharmacists, physicians and other health care professionals sometimes offer advice, their patients want more information.

The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs is a comprehensive, fully-illustrated reference to the 50 most commonly prescribed herbs.

A complete description of each herb is featured along with its other common names, possible adverse effects, therapeutic uses for treating illness and disease as well as potential drug interactions.

Some of the herbs included are:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Evening Primrose
  • Goldenseal
  • Scullcap
  • Burdock
  • Tumeric
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Meadowsweet

This guide is written by professional pharmacists, one a naturopathic doctor, using the most current research and clinical testing.

The authors' easy-to-understand text, combined with the latest findings and clear directions for safe dosages, makes this practical reference on medicinal herbs a primary resource of data.


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Glossary of Botanical Medicine Terms
Burdock Lemon Balm
Chaste Tree
Devils Claw Peppermint
Evening Primrose Slippery
Tea Tree
Ginseng Asian and UvaUrsi Bearberry
Ginseng Siberian Wild

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About the author (2004)

Dr. Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD, is a licensed pharmacist, and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. She has held a Medical Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Michael Smith, BPharm, MRPharmS, ND, is a licensed pharmacist, a naturopathic doctor, and Head of Botanical Sciences at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a Senior Adviser at the prestigious Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada, which is responsible for investigating and certifying the medical efficacy and safety of herbs.

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