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

AN INTRODUCTION TO HERBAL MEDICINE 1
16
American ginseng
22
Angelica
29
Ashwagandha
37
Astragalus
45
Bilberry Fruit
52
Black Cohosh
58
Blessed Thistle
65
Meadowsweet
225
Milk Thistle
227
Motherwort
232
Myrrh
235
Nettles
237
Noni
242
Olive Leaf
245
Passion Flower
248

Boswellia
73
Calendula
79
Cayenne
85
Chaparral
92
Cinnamon
98
Dandelion
106
Dan Shen
109
Devils Claw
112
Dong Quai
114
Echinacea
117
Evening Primrose
123
Eyebright
126
False Unicorn
128
Fenugreek
130
Feverfew
133
Flax
137
Garlic
142
Ginger
148
Ginkgo
153
Goldenseal
159
Gotu Kola
163
Grape Seed Extract
166
Green Tea
169
Guarana
175
Guggul
179
Gymnema
181
Hawthorn
184
Hops
189
Horse Chestnut
193
Huang Qin
195
Hyssop
198
Kava Kava
200
Kudzu
204
Lavender
207
Lemon Balm
210
Licorice
212
Lobelia
218
Ma Huang
221
Pau darco
251
Pennyroyal
253
Peppermint
255
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
Tea Tree
323
Thyme
327
Turmeric
330
Uva Ursi
335
Wild Yam
342
Yohimbe
350
Larginine
356
Chromium
363
Hydroxytryptophan
371
Melatonin
378
Phosphatidylserine
384
Shark Cartilage
391
Appendix B ConditionDisease
401
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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