Tyler's Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals, Third Edition / Edition 3

Tyler's Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Dennis V.C. Awang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789028093

ISBN-13: 9780789028099

Pub. Date: 05/04/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Does Echinacea fight the common cold? Does St. John's Wort (SJW) really counteract depression? What about chondroitin for joint health? Today's healthcare professionals are increasingly confronted with questions from patients who want to use herbal supplements to treat various conditions. A critical and scientific assessment of medicinal plant research by an

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Does Echinacea fight the common cold? Does St. John's Wort (SJW) really counteract depression? What about chondroitin for joint health? Today's healthcare professionals are increasingly confronted with questions from patients who want to use herbal supplements to treat various conditions. A critical and scientific assessment of medicinal plant research by an internationally recognized researcher and writer in the field, Tyler's Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals, Third Edition combines the scientific aspects of herbal medicine, phytomedicine, and pharmacognosy with the modern clinical trials that support the rationale for using plant products in healthcare. A Decade's Worth of Updates The original edition of this volume was authored by the late Professor Varro E. Tyler, a true giant in the field of pharmacognosy and pharmacy education. Following in Tyler's footsteps, Dennis V.C. Awang, co-editor of the journal Phytomedicine, recognized the need for a revised third edition, in light of how quickly the clinical literature surrounding the dietary supplement market is growing. Millions of consumers are demanding natural treatment options from their doctors and pharmacies in a variety of forms, from herbal teas to tinctures and capsules. Tyler's Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals, Third Edition effectively fosters understanding in patients and practitioners of the role that herbs and phytomedicinal products can play in both self-care and healthcare.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789028099
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
794,134
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Basic principles

Definitions

Differences between herbs and other drugs

Herbal quality

Paraherbalism

Homeopathy

Rational herbalism

General guidelines in the use of herbal medicines

Herbal dosage forms

Herbal medicine information sources

References

Contents and use of subsequent chapters

References

Digestive system problems

Nausea and vomiting (motion sickness)

Herbal remedy for nausea and vomiting

Appetite loss

Constipation

Diarrhea

Indigestion—dyspepsia

Hepatotoxicity (liver damage)

Peptic ulcers

References

Kidney, urinary tract, and prostate problems

Infections and kidney stones

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement)

References

Respiratory tract problems

Bronchial asthma

Colds and flu

Sore throat

References

Cardiovascular system problems

Congestive heart failure

Arteriosclerosis

Peripheral vascular disease

Cerebrovascular disease

Venous disorders

References

Nervous system disorders

Anxiety and sleep disorders

Depression

Pain (general)

Headache

Toothache

Sexual impotence

References

Endocrine and metabolic problems

Hormones in endocrine and metabolic disorders

Gynecological disorders

Hyperthyroidism

Diabetes mellitus

References

Arthritic and musculoskeletal disorders

Arthritis

Muscle pain

Gout

References

Problems of the skin, mucous membranes, and gingiva

Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis

Burns, wounds, and infections

Lesions and infections of the oral cavity and throat

References

Performance and immune deficiencies

Performance and endurance enhancers

Cancer

Communicable diseases and infections

References

Appendix: The herbal regulatory system, Updated and expanded by Paula N Brown and Michael Chan

Index

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