ISBN-10:
0323037062
ISBN-13:
9780323037068
Pub. Date:
07/20/2005
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Mosby's Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements / Edition 3

Mosby's Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements / Edition 3

by Linda Skidmore-Roth RN, MSN, NP

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Overview

This essential handbook provides the busy health care provider with detailed information for approximately 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements, including 20 herbal products and natural supplements new to this edition. Arranged in alphabetical order, this resource incorporates authoritative information on common names, pronunciations, scientific names, origins, uses (reported and investigational), forms, dosages, contraindications, side effects and adverse reactions, interactions with herbs, drugs, foods, and lab tests, client considerations, pharmacology (pharmacokinetics, chemical components and actions) and references for every drug. With the increased usage of herbal therapies enjoyed by individuals, this handbook is packed with easy-to-find herbal information and is a must-have for any clinician.
  • Features detailed information of over 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements
  • Notes safety information from both the FDA and the American Herbal Product Association for each herb.
  • Provides current, reliable, unbiased information, based on the German E Commission and other authoritative clinical sources.
  • Includes up-to-date references for each individual herb with specific sources cited for doses, research, interactions, and pharmacokinetics.
  • Features alerts to highlight critical information.
  • Includes a unique, comprehensive Table of Contents with user-friendly cross-references for herbs with descriptive names (i.e. black hellebore/hellebore, black).
  • Organizes herbs A-Z by common name of herbal product in natural order.
  • Presents information in a proven, quick reference format similar to Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference.
  • Provides an introductory chapter detailing key information on current issues with research, supply, harvest, manufacturer, storage, shelf life, and special population considerations for usage of herbals and supplements in general.
  • Includes an Herbal Resources appendix listing useful websites and organizations in the herbal industry.
  • Provides a Glossary of herbal terms to clarify dose and form terminology unique to herbals and natural supplements.
  • Includes a Botanical Atlas illustrating various plant types and parts used in herbal preparations.
  • Offers a comprehensive index containing all common and botanical names for herbals and natural supplements as well as all of the disorders that they are used to treat.
  • Lists Poison Centers to aid in obtaining help quickly for potentially lethal use of plant products.
  • Includes a Pediatric Herbal Use appendix with general guidelines and cautions regarding use of herbs in children.
  • Provides an appendix listing many of the programs in the United States and Canada that offer training in complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Offers endangered species information for rare and endangered herbs that should not be harvested.
  • Highlights herbs not safe to ingest with a new Do Not Use Internally icon.
  • Provides a pronunciation guide for common herb names to better familiarize with herbs currently in use.
  • Features a Drug-Herb Interaction Table to supply information on known drug-herb interactions.
  • Identifies Herb-Lab Test Interferences in each herb monograph to supply information on known herbal interferences on most lab tests in use today.
  • A second color highlights critical information and makes it easier to find relevant information quickly.
  • Features detailed information for approximately 20 new herbal products and natural supplements, including androstenedione, beta-carotene, calcium, folic acid, glutamine, and more.
  • Includes new precautions, alerts, interactions, dosages, and client considerations to promote safe use of herbs and supplements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323037068
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/20/2005
Series: Mosby's Handbook of Herbs and Natural Supplements Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1184
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Linda Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
The American Herbal Products Association Herb Safety Rating System
Preface
Introduction
Individual Monographs:

Acidophilus
Aconite
Agar
Agrimony
Alfalfa
Allspice
Aloe
American hellebore
Andrographis
Androstenedione
Angelica
Anise
Arginine
Arnica
Artichoke
Ash
Astragalus
Avens
Balsam of Peru
Barberry
Barley
Basil
Bay
Bayberry
Bearberry
Bee pollen
Benzoin
Beta-carotene
Betel palm
Bethroot
Betony
Bilberry
Birch
Bistort
Bitter melon
Bitter orange
Black catechu
Black cohosh
Black haw
Black hellebore
Black pepper
Black root
Blessed thistle
Bloodroot
Blue cohosh
Blue flag
Bogbean
Boldo
Boneset
Borage
Boron
Boswellia
Brewer's yeast
Broom
Buchu
Buckthorn
Bugleweed
Burdock
Butcher's broom
Butterbur
Cacao tree
Calcium
Calumba
Capsicum peppers
Caraway
Cardamom
Carline thistle
Carnitine
Cascara sagrada
Castor
Catnip
Cat's claw
Celandine
Celery
Centaury
Chamomile
Chaparral
Chaste tree
Chaulmoogra oil
Cherry, wild
Chestnut, horse
Chickweed
Chicory
Chinese cucumber
Chinese rhubarb
Chitosan
Chondroitin
Chromium
Cinnamon
Clary
Clematis
Cloves
Coenzyme Q10
Coffee
Cohosh, black
Cohosh, blue
Cohosh, white
Cola tree
Colostrum
Coltsfoot
Comfrey
Condurango
Copper
Coriander
Corkwood
Couchgrass
Cowslip
Cranberry
Creatine
Cucumber
Cucumber, Chinese
Daffodil
Daisy
Damiana
Dandelion
Devil's claw
DHEA
Dill
Dock, yellow
Dogwood, Jamaican
Dong quai
Echinacea
Elderberry
Elecampane
Ephedra
Eucalyptus
Evening primrose oil
Eyebright
False unicorn root
Fennel
Fenugreek
Feverfew
Figwort
Fish oils
Flag, blue
Flax
Folic acid
Fo-ti
Fumitory
Galanthamine
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA)
Garcinia
Garlic
Gentian
Ginger
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Ginseng, Siberian
Glossy pivet
Glucomannan
Glucosamine
Glutamine
Glycine
Goat's rue
Goldenrod
Goldenseal
Gossypol
Gotu kola
Grape, Oregon
Grapeseed
Graviola
Green tea
Ground ivy
Guar gum
Guarana
Guggul
Gum arabic
Gum, guar
Gum, karaya
Gymnema
Haw, black
Hawthorn
Hellebore, American
Hellebore, black
Hops
Horehound
Horse chestnut
Horseradish
Horsetail
Huperzine A
Hyssop
Iceland moss
Indigo
Inosine
Irish moss
Ivy, ground
Jaborandi tree
Jamaican dogwood
Jambul
Jimsonweed
Jojoba
Juniper
Kaolin
Karaya gum
Kava
Kelp
Kelpware
Khat
Khella
Kudzu
Lady’s mantle
Lady’s slipper, yellow
Lavender
Lecithin
Lemon balm
Lemongrass
Lentinan
Licorice
Lily of the valley
Lobelia
Lovage
Lungwort
Lycopene
Lysine
Madder
Maitake
Male fern
Mallow
Marigold
Marijuana
Marjoram
Marshmallow
Mayapple
Meadowsweet
Melatonin
Melon, bitter
Milk thistle
Mint
Mistletoe
Monascus
Morinda
Moss, Iceland
Moss, Irish
Motherwort
Mugwort
Mullein
Mustard
Myrrh
Myrtle
Neem
Nettle
New Zealand green-lipped mussel
Night-blooming cereus
Nutmeg
Oak
Oats
Octaconsanol
Oleander
Oregano
Oregon grape
Pansy
Papaya
Parsley
Parsley piert
Passion flower
Pau d'arco
Peach
Pectin
Pennyroyal
Pepper, black
Peppers, capsicum
Perilla
Peyote
Pill-bearing spurge
Pineapple
Pipsissewa
Plantain
Pokeweed
Pollen, bee
Pomegranate
Poplar
Poppy
Prickly ash
Primrose oil, evening
Propolis
Pulsatilla
Pumpkin
Pycnogenol
Pygeum
Queen Anne's lace
Quince
Quinine
Ragwort
Raspberry
Rauwolfia
Red bush tea
Rhubarb, Chinese
Root, black
Rose hips
Rue
Safflower
Saffron
Sage
SAM-e
Santonica
Sassafras
Savory
Saw palmetto
Schisandra
Senega
Senna
Shark cartilage
Siberian ginseng
Skullcap
Slippery elm
Sorrel
Soy
Spirulina
Squill
St. John’s wort
Storax
Tea tree oil
Tea, green
Tea, red bush
Thistle, carline
Thistle, milk
Thymus extract
Tonka bean
Tree, cola
Tree, Jaborandi
Turmeric
Valerian
White cohosh
Wild cherry
Wild yam
Wintergreen
Witch hazel
Yam, wild
Yarrow
Yellow dock
Yellow lady's slipper
Yerba maté
Yerba santa
Yew
Yohimbe

Appendixes
A. Herbal Resources
B. CAM Programs in the United States and Canada
C. American Association of Poison Control Centers
D. Drug/Herb Interactions
E. Botanical Atlas
F. Pediatric Herbal Use
G. Herbal Safety
Index
Glossary

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