Mosby's Handbook of Herbs and Natural Supplements
This essential handbook presents detailed monographs for approximately 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements--including 19 herbs new to this edition. Arranged in alphabetical order, each monograph incorporates authoritative information on common names, pronunciations (new), 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.
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