Natural Standard Herb and Supplement Handbook: The Clinical Bottom Line

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This must-have handbook gives the clinical facts on 91 key herbs and supplements. The format is easily accessible, so the reader can obtain the "bottom line" facts on each herb and supplement. This portable reference provides the most essential information on safety, efficacy, interactions, and more. It contains only key facts and key references. This handbook is a companion to, and is based on the information contained in, the monographs for the Natural Standard Herb and Supplement Reference: Evidence-Based Clinical Reviews.

• 91 up-to-date monographs provide the most current information on herbs and natural supplements.
• The most rigorously researched handbook available, its evidence-based approach provides credible information on the efficacy and safety of each therapy, so you can make decisions with confidence.
• An editorial board of leading experts from a variety of disciplines includes insights from physicians, pharmacists, administrators, naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and researchers.
• Quick-access format provides key information for each herb or supplement within two pages.
• Dosage information for adults and children makes this resource clinically relevant in any practice setting.
• Organized interaction tables help you identify the clinical significance of potential drug/herb/supplement/food/lab interactions.
• 160 conditions tables, organized by specific health conditions and their related terms, let you turn to the condition you're treating rather than searching through the indications of individual herbs and supplements.

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The handbook is a comprehensive resource, which summarises the evidence from systematic reviews and clinical trial of herbs and supplements.

Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323029933
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/23/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

• Natural Standard
• Monograph Methodology
• Natural Standard Grading System
• CAM Use in the United States
• CAM Research
• Prevalence
• Safety Concerns
• Standardization
• Patient-Clinician Communication

Editorial Board/Contributor List

• Senior Editors
• Authors
• Translators
• Research Team
• Technical Team

Acknowledgements
Monographs
1. Acidophilus (Lactobacillus)
2. Alfalfa
3. Aloe
4. Antineoplastons
5. Arginine
6. Astragalus
7. Barley
8. Belladonna
9. Betelnut
10. Bilberry
11. Bitter Almond
12. Black Cohosh
13. Black Tea
14. Bladderwrack/Seaweed/Kelp
15. Blessed Thistle
16. Boron
17. Bromelain
18. Burdock
19. Calendula
20. Chamomile
21. Chaparral
22. Chondroitin
23. Clay
24. Clove
25. CoenzymeQ10
26. Cranberry
27. Creatine
28. Dandelion
29. Danshen
30. Devil’s Claw
31. DHEA
32. Dong Quai
33. Echinacea
34. Elderberry and Elder Flower
35. Ephedra
36. Essiac
37. Eucalyptus
38. Evening Primrose Oil
39. Fenugreek
40. Feverfew
41. Fish Oil/Omega-3 Fatty Acids
42. Flaxseed
43. Garlic
44. Ginger
45. Ginkgo
46. Ginseng
47. Glucosamine
48. Goldenseal
49. Gotu Kola
50. Green Tea
51. Guggul
52. Gymnema
53. Hawthorn
54. Hops
55. Horse Chestnut
56. Horsetail
57. Hoxsey
58. Kava
59. Lavender
60. Licorice
61. Lycopene
62. Maitake
63. Marshmallow
64. Melatonin
65. Milk Thistle
66. Niacin
67. Oleander
68. Passion Flower
69. PC-SPES
70. Pennyroyal
71. Peppermint
72. Polypodium
73. Propolis
74. Psyllium
75. Pycnogenol
76. Pygeum
77. Red Clover
78. Red Yeast
79. Saw Palmetto
80. Shark Cartilage
81. Slippery Elm
82. Soy
83. Spirulina
84. St. John’s Wort
85. Sweet Almond
86. Tea Tree Oil
87. Turmeric (curcumin)
88. Valerian
89. White Horehound
90. Wild Yam
91. Yohimbe Bark Extract

Appendices
Interactions Tables

• TABLE 1: Herbs with Potential Hypoglycemic or Hyperglycemic Properties
• TABLE 2: Herbs and Supplements with Potential Hepatotoxic Effects
• TABLE 3: Herbs and Supplements with Possible Hypotensive or Hypertensive Properties
• TABLE 4: Herbs with Potential Progestational or Estrogenic Activity
• TABLE 5: Herbs with Known or Potential Diuretic Properties
• TABLE 6: Herbs/Supplements with Possible Sedating Properties
• TABLE 7: Herbs with Potential Cardiac Glycoside Properties
• TABLE 8: Cytochrome P450: Selected Substrates, Inhibitors, & Inducers
• TABLE 9: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)
• TABLE 10: Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
• TABLE 11: Tyramine/Tryptophan Containing Foods (risk of hypertensive crisis with MAOIs)
• TABLE 11: Herbs with Laxative/Stimulant Laxative Properties

Conditions Tables

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