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Alternative Remedies CD-ROM
     

Alternative Remedies CD-ROM

by Steve Blake
 

A comprehensive, electronic encyclopedia, ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES CD-ROM provides reliable, up-to-date information about natural remedies. It contains the most comprehensive collection of remedies from around the world, including herbs, Chinese herbs, Ayurvedic herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, supplements, aromatherapy oils and many popular natural

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A comprehensive, electronic encyclopedia, ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES CD-ROM provides reliable, up-to-date information about natural remedies. It contains the most comprehensive collection of remedies from around the world, including herbs, Chinese herbs, Ayurvedic herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, supplements, aromatherapy oils and many popular natural formulas. A primary source of herbal and health supplement facts, ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES CD-ROM covers over 5,700 unique medical conditions, from asthma to yellow fever, and allows the user to search by action, constituent or names.

* Covers over 5,700 treatable medical conditions, from asthma to yellow fever.
• Provides comprehensive coverage of natural remedies, including herbs, Chinese herbs, Ayurvedic herbs, homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, supplements, aromatherapy oils and many popular natural formulas.
• Allows user to search by action, constituent or names to simplify information searches.
• Contains a wealth of information with over 1,200 supplements, over 1,000 supplement actions, over 6,600 herb names from around the world, and over 15,000 chemical and organic constituents.
• Provides recommended dosages and warnings for important information at a glance.
• Contains information from over 200 published books and journals from 35 countries; allows reader to click on text information to view over 90,000 footnotes.
• Contains over 200 color photos which can be viewed individually with specific herbs, or viewed in a "slide show" of all the photos in the CD-ROM.
• Allows users to personalize the program and make notes to themselves through the "Editor" feature.
• Provides dynamic cross-links of files to easily locate information.
• Contains foreign and alternate names by clicking on "Other Names".

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Patricia Blagman, EdD, RN (Pace University)
Description: This CD-ROM contains a directory of natural remedies from herbal to homeopathic and Ayurvedic therapies. The program requires Windows 95, 98, or NT to run, and 85 MB of hard space.
Purpose: Presenting the material in this format makes it easy for the user to conduct searches in a relatively straightforward manner. Because subjects are cross-referenced, a user can readily go from a substance to a disease to an action.
Audience: I believe the non-professional user will find this work useful for basic information. For the professional, more complete referencing is needed. For example, references are available, but often no publication dates or publishers are given. No research studies are mentioned. It could be helpful for a professional when following up with a client who uses alternative remedies.
Features: This CD-ROM includes remedies, in what health conditions they can be used for desired actions, sites of action in the body (organs), and photos of selected herbs. This product is easy to install and use, has beautiful slides of many herbs, and cross-referencing is easy to navigate. I would have found it helpful to be able to move around in one section. For example, when going from one remedy to another it is necessary to go back to the first screen and select the remedy again to move to the other one.
Assessment: This product has outstanding color photos. Many would enable a user to identify a particular plant. Aside from the photographs, I am not sure this format is any more useful than a book. However, it certainly is easy to look up health conditions to find a remedy and obtain information on dosages and precautions.
3 Stars from Doody
Patricia Blagman
This CD-ROM contains a directory of natural remedies from herbal to homeopathic and Ayurvedic therapies. The program requires Windows 95, 98, or NT to run, and 85 MB of hard space. Presenting the material in this format makes it easy for the user to conduct searches in a relatively straightforward manner. Because subjects are cross-referenced, a user can readily go from a substance to a disease to an action. I believe the non-professional user will find this work useful for basic information. For the professional, more complete referencing is needed. For example, references are available, but often no publication dates or publishers are given. No research studies are mentioned. It could be helpful for a professional when following up with a client who uses alternative remedies. This CD-ROM includes remedies, in what health conditions they can be used for desired actions, sites of action in the body (organs), and photos of selected herbs. This product is easy to install and use, has beautiful slides of many herbs, and cross-referencing is easy to navigate. I would have found it helpful to be able to move around in one section. For example, when going from one remedy to another it is necessary to go back to the first screen and select the remedy again to move to the other one. This product has outstanding color photos. Many would enable a user to identify a particular plant. Aside from the photographs, I am not sure this format is any more useful than a book. However, it certainly is easy to look up health conditions to find a remedy and obtain information on dosages and precautions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323005753
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Edition description:
Windows 95/98
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
8.15(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.41(d)

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