Principles and practice of phytotherapy: modern herbal medicine
This book provides a detailed, practical and, where possible, research-based rationale for the use of herbal treatments in a wide variety of clinical conditions and problems. Through the filter of current scientific literature, the authors have reevaluated traditional use of herbal remedies and present realistic guidelines for modern practice. A uniquely authoritative guide to applying herbal medicines as serious options for the treatment of some of the most troublesome conditions seen today.
In particular, this book gives:
* A clear description of the principles and foundations for the practice of phytotherapy
* In-depth and detailed profiles of over 45 herbs, reviewing pharmacology, research, and traditional use
* Therapeutics for actual disease states, supported by case histories
*Coverage of challenging issues such as dosage, safety, and drug-herb interactions
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Part One Background and Strategies
Principles of herbal pharmacology
Principles of herbal treatment
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