Professional's Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicines / Edition 1

Professional's Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicines / Edition 1

by Charles W. Fetrow, Juan R. Avila, Juan R. Avila
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874349710

ISBN-13: 9780874349719

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company

A comprehensive, truly unbiased herbal resource for health care professionals.

You want to know the facts about herbal agents, not the folklore. You want results of scientific studies, not anecdotal reports and unverified claims. With a foreword by the highly respected Simeon Margolis, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biological chemistry at The Johns Hopkins

Overview

A comprehensive, truly unbiased herbal resource for health care professionals.

You want to know the facts about herbal agents, not the folklore. You want results of scientific studies, not anecdotal reports and unverified claims. With a foreword by the highly respected Simeon Margolis, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and biological chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, this book gives you all of these facts, and more.

Detailed, scientific, fully researched:
Detailed monographs on nearly 300 of the most commonly used herbals cover generic names, synonyms, common trade names, common forms, source, chemical components, actions, reported uses, dosage, adverse reactions, interactions, contraindications and precautions, special considerations, analysis, references, and more.

The analysis lets you know exactly where each agent stands from a scientific point of view. References to scientific literature, including Germany's Commission E findings, allow you to gauge the validity of claims made about each herb.

Filled with helpful features:

  • Critical data are accented with eye-catching alerts.
  • Special sections outline significant research findings.
  • Appendices include a reproducible patient-teaching aid, therapeutic monitoring guidelines, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874349719
Publisher:
Springhouse Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
4.53(w) x 7.53(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants

vii

Foreword

x

Preface

xi

How to use Professional's Handbook of Complementary
& Alternative Medicines

xiii

Abbreviations

xvi

 
Overview & herbal agents
Overview of complementary & alternative medicines

1

Herbal entries A-Z

13

Additional references

693

 
Appendices
Selected herbal agents with limited clinical data

696

Herbal agents listed as unsafe by the FDA

699

Potentially unsafe plants

700

Herbal agents to avoid during pregnancy

703

Potential drug-herbal agent interactions

706

Therapeutic monitoring guidelines

712

Study data on herbal agents by disorder

715

Herbal agents resource list

721

Herbal agent information sheet

724

 
Index

728

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