Natural Health Magazine Complete Guide to Safe Herbs

Natural Health Magazine Complete Guide to Safe Herbs

by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff, Rachel Streit


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Natural Health Magazine Complete Guide to Safe Herbs by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff, Rachel Streit

Herbs can be a powerful path to healing if used in the right combinations with man-made medications, vitamins, and minerals, and with other herbs and healthy foods. But their potent ability to heal can become downright dangerous when used with out care. The Complete Guide to Safe Herbs provides detailed information on the right way to take hundreds of herbs to improve health -- without worrying about unexpected side effects. Easily accessible designs illustrates seven chapters covering these key categories: 175 Best Bets for Safe and Effective Herbs; Important Herbal Combination Formulas for Common Ailments; All the Essential Details on Combining Herbs with Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs; Helpful -- and Dangerous -- Herb and Food Combinations; Herb, Vitamin, and Mineral Interactions -- What Works and What to Avoid; Buyer Beware; Clear and Concise Advice on Which Herbs to Watch Out For; Herbal Dos and Don't for Children, Pregnant and Nursing Women, and Older People.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789480736
Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2002
Series: Complete Guides
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Chris D. Melitis, N.D., is the Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of America's premier institutions, and the oldest in the country, for the teaching of naturopathic physicians. His previous books included Interactions Between Drugs & Natural Medicines, A Naturopathic Guide to Clinical Nutrition, and Better Sex Naturally. Rachel Streit is the editor-in-chief of Natural Health magazine, the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Streit has edited three other titles in this series, including The Complete Guide to Medicinal Herbs, The Complete Guide to Homeopathy, and The Complete Guide to Integrative Medicine. Established in 1971, Natural Health is the longest running and most respected periodical in the field of natural self-care. Read by more than a million health-conscious readers each issue, Natural Health is a trusted leader, providing credible information, guidance, and inspiration to both core devotees of natural healing and to the growing legions of new natural health enthusiasts. Published by Weider Publications, Inc., Natural Health's Editorial Advisory Board includes such esteemed authorities as Dean Ornish, Carolyn Dean, and Andrew Weil.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Safe and Effective Herbs12
Understanding herbal medicine14
Safe herbs catalog18
Chapter 2Safe and Effective Multiherb Formulas62
Understanding multiherb formulas64
Multiherb formulas67
Chapter 3Herb-Herb and Herb-Food Interactions78
Understanding herb-herb interactions80
Beneficial herb-herb combinations82
Potentially harmful herb-herb interactions91
Food-herb interactions94
Chapter 4Dietary Supplement-Herb Interactions96
Understanding dietary supplement-herb interactions98
Beneficial dietary supplement-herb interactions101
Potentially harmful dietary supplement-herb interactions113
Chapter 5Drug-Herb Interactions116
Understanding drug-herb interactions118
Drug catalog122
Chapter 6Herbs for Special Cases196
Understanding special cases198
Safe herbs for children202
Potentially dangerous herbs for children205
Unsafe herbs for pregnant and nursing women211
Safe herbs for older adults219
Potentially dangerous herbs for older adults229
Chapter 7Buyer Beware230
Herbal safety232
Herbs to avoid234
Reliable manufacturers and suppliers242
Top-selling herbs243
Index of safe herbs by condition243
Additional reading248

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