Mosby's Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements
This essential handbook presents detailed monographs for 270 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements. Arranged in alphabetical order, each monograph incorporates authoritative information on generic names, botanical names, common alternative and trade names, actions, uses, dosages, side effects and adverse reactions, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, chemical components, and interactions with foods, other herbal products, and with drugs.
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acid Actions Chemical Class administer antihistamine Advise the client Alkaloid anorexia anticoagulants antihistamine antihypertensives antiinflammatory antioxidant Assess for hypersensitivity Availability and Dosages avoid concurrent cardiac glycosides caution the client central nervous system Chemical Class Individual Class Individual Component Client Considerations Assess client to store coenzyme Q10 common names Component Possible Action contact dermatitis decrease diarrhea diuretic Dosages and Routes Dosages Available Forms dried dry place Effects/Adverse Reactions Gastrointestinal ephedra essential oil Flavonoid fluid extract given to children heat and moisture hepatotoxicity herb Herb/Herb None known hypersensitivity hypotension increase Individual Component Possible Instruct the client Interactions Herb/Drug Herb/Food known Client Considerations known None known lactation Nausea pharmacodynamics are unknown Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics Pharmacology Pharmacokinetics Pharmacokinetics Possible Actions Chemical Precautionary Information Contraindications pregnancy pregnancy and lactation Primary Chemical Components Product Availability research is available root Routes Adult Scientific name Side Effects/Adverse Reactions Tannin Teach Client/Family tincture toxicity treat vomiting warfarin