Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000 - Medical - 430 pages
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This unique, portable clinical reference provides easily-accessible and clinically relevant monographs of herbs, spices, and aromatherapy oils for use by health care providers. The monographs, similar to those presented in nurses' drug handbooks, contain information on the health risks of taking these substances with over-the-counter and prescription drugs, a behavior that is increasing among the general public. Assessment guidelines help providers monitor side effects, toxicity, and drug-herb/drug-spice interaction. Specifics of monographs include action, current use, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, contraindications, side effects, long term safety, use in pregnancy/lactation and use for children. Appendices provide drug-herb interaction tables, contraindicated herbs, a listing of 'do not take together' herbs, and a listing by use/indication. Each monograph includes line drawings of each herb, and extensive reference and research listings.
  

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Contents

HERB MONOGRAPHS
17
Aloe
18
American ginseng
22
Andrographis
26
Angelica
29
Arnica
31
Artichoke
34
Ashwagandha
37
Myrrh
235
Nettles
237
Noni
242
Olive Leaf
245
Passion Flower
248
Pau darco
251
Pennyroyal
253
Peppermint
255

Asian Ginseng
40
Astragalus
45
Barberry
49
Bilberry Fruit
52
Bitter Melon
56
Black Cohosh
58
Black Haw Bark
63
Blessed Thistle
65
Blue Cohosh
68
Borage
70
Boswellia
73
Burdock
76
Calendula
79
Cats Claw
82
Cayenne
85
Chamomile
89
Chaparral
92
Chaste Tree
94
Cinnamon
98
Coltsfoot
101
Cranberry
103
Evening Primrose
123
Flax
137
Ginkgo
153
Grape Seed Extract
166
Guggul
179
Horse Chestnut
193
Lavender
207
Ma Huang
221
Milk Thistle
227
Motherwort
232
Picrorrhiza
259
Plantain
262
Psyllium Seed
265
Pygeum
268
Raspberry
271
Red Clover
273
Reishi
277
Rosemary
281
Sarsaparilla
285
Sassafras
288
Saw Palmetto
290
Schisandra
295
Scullcap
299
Shiitake
301
Siberian Ginseng
304
Slippery Elm
306
Soy
309
Spirulina
314
St Johns Wort
317
D
322
Tea Tree
323
Thyme
327
Turmeric
330
Uva Ursi
335
Yarrow
347
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
355
Appendix A Herbs Contraindicated During
396
An Annotated Guide
411
Explanation
418
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About the author (2000)

A founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, author and nationally known herbalist David Winston has been an educator and herbal/clinical consultant to the medical industry for 30 years. He is trained in Cherokee, Chinese, and Eclectic/Western herbal traditions. He has written for the American Herb Association Quarterly, Herbalgram, and other magazines. A contributor to many books, David has authored Storey's Saw Palmetto for Men & Women. David is president of Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc., an herbal extract producer. Additionally, he is Dean of the Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine in New Jersey, where he resides.

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