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From the Publisher"A highly respected educator in the field of pharmaceuticals, author Antoine Al-Achi analyzes these gifts of nature, explaining the most recent research and scientific evidence on their efficiency in the treatment of major diseases. He points out the misuse and dangers of some herbals, cautioning, too, that the purity of some may be compromised with fatal results. Providing an introduction to the field of botanical medicine, this publication is highly recommended to all interested in dietary supplements as well as patients considering complimentary and alternative medicines to conventional drugs."
Chicago Botanic Garden
"Al-Achi (pharmacy, Campbell Univ.) has compiled a wealth of evidence-based information on the effects of botanical preparations on in vitro and in vivo models of disease. Included is information on the history and safety of botanical medicine; the use of botanicals against cancer, cardiovascular disease, skin disorders, diabetes, thyroid disorders,
Gastrointestinal disease, psychiatric disorders, infection, and pain, plus an extensive bibliography of peer-reviewed publications."