Botanical Dietary Supplements:

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CRC Press, Jun 1, 2001 - Science - 280 pages
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This volume provides reviews and details of the quality, safety and efficacy for some of the top-selling botanicals worldwide, including black cohosh, chamomile, comfrey, echinacea, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, milk thistle, St John's wort and valerian. The work was written based on a systematic review of the scientific literature from 1975-2000.;Each review includes a brief introduction, a section on quality including a definition of the crude drug, geographical distribution, and a listing of the major chemical constituents. The safety and efficacy sections summarize the medical uses, pharmacology, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, dose and dosage forms. The safety and efficacy sections were written for a busy health-care professional, and should enable one to ascertain which clinical uses are supported by clinical data, without having to read through all the pharmacology. Each chapter is fully referenced, enabling the reader to access further information when necessary.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Botanical Market
1
The Regulatory Status of Botanical Dietary Supplements
7
Standardization of Botanicals and Botanical Products
17
Black Cohosh
27
Chaparral
35
Comfrey
41
Cranberry
47
Echinacea
55
Germander
125
Ginger
129
Ginkgo biloba
139
Horse Chestnut
159
Kava
169
Milk Thistle
181
Nettle
197
Panax ginseng
207

Ephedra
67
Evening Primrose Oil
75
Feverfew
87
Garlic
97
German Chamomile
115
Siberian Ginseng
225
Saw Palmetto
233
St Johns Wort
245
Valerian
263
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