The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety / Edition 1

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This book covers the principles and issues of safety relating to herbal medicine, and examines the relevant safety data for over 70 commonly used or contentious herbs. With contributions from leading international experts, the book covers issues of quality, interactions, adverse reactions, toxicity, allergy, contact sensitivity and idiosyncratic reactions.

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Editorial Reviews

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"As more people are using herbs, either prescribed or self-prescribed, it is useful to have this information in your office in an easily accesible format. I recommend it." Complementary Medicine, September / October 2005
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443071713
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/6/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 1,079,851
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Director, Centre for Complementary Health Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Head of Research and Development, MediHerb (Pty) Ltd, Warwick, Queensland; Principal, Australian College of Phytotherapy, Australia

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Safety issues
1. Introduction: what is herb safety?
Simon Mills
2. Adverse effects of herbal remedies – the case to answer
Dr Debbie Shaw
3. The adverse placebo effect and transient treatment reactions
Simon Mills
4. Idiosyncratic drug reactions
Simon Mills
5. Human-plant interactions
Simon Mills
6. Adverse herb-drug interactions (AHDI)
Kerry Bone, Simon Mills and Michelle Morgan and Berris Burgoyne
7. Safety considerations during pregnancy and lactation
Kerry Bone
8. The impact of quality issues on the safety of herbal products
Kerry Bone
9. Safety concerns involving Chinese herbal medicine
Trina Ward
10. Allergic reactions to herbal medicines
Professor Stephen Myers and Hans Wohlmuth
11. Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines
Dr. Joanne Barnes
12. Kava: a risk-benefit assessment
Dr. Mathias Schmidt, Michelle Morgan, Kerry Bone, and Janice McMillan

Part 2 Safety Monographs

Appendix A: Herb Listing by Pregnancy and Lactation Categories
Appendix B: Pregnancy and Lactation Categories Listing by Herb

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