Botanical Safety Handbook

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Michael McGuffin
CRC Press, Aug 29, 1997 - Science - 256 pages
The consumption of herbal products continues to increase, with an estimated sales growth of 10-15% per year projected through the end of the 1990s. As more and more consumers use herbs, it becomes that much more important to ensure that the herbs are used properly and safely.

While herbs generally have a safe consumption history, information relevant to specific herbs and particular populations has not been easily available. The Botanical Safety Handbook provides readily accessible safety data in an easy-to-use classification system for more than 600 commonly sold herbs. The handbook also features additional information regarding international regulatory status, standard dosage, and certain common toxicity concerns. The editors of this book are among the most respected leaders in the herbal products industry. Their experience includes years of clinical practice, manufacturing and industry governance, and significant writing and lecturing about herbs.

The Botanical Safety Handbook is for manufacturers of herbal products, health professionals who prescribe herbal remedies, and the consumer. This is a valuable resource for the safe dispensation of herbal products, and will help ensure the safe consumption of herbs through the 1990s and beyond.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
127
Atropine
133
Cardiac Glycosides
139
Iodine
145
Safrole
152
Thujone
158
Bulkforming Laxatives
165
GI Irritants
172
Herb Listings by Classification
181
Primary References
191
Bibliography
199
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