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The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbsby Heather Boon
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There is growing consumer awareness of alternative and complementary medicine. However, despite this interest, there is a lack of comprehensive information available on the wide range of herbal products used in alternative and complementary therapy. While pharmacists, physicians and other health care professionals may sometimes be able to offer advice, people are now looking to gain further education and confidence in this area.
The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs, offers a comprehensive, fully-illustrated reference which documents 50 of the most commonly prescribed herbs. A full description of each herb is featured along with its other common names, therapeutic uses for treating illness and disease as well as potential drug interactions and possible adverse effects.
For example, for many years now the therapeutic benefits of Feverfew have been extolled for anyone suffering from migraines. In The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs, you will find the botanical name for Feverfew, possible adverse side effects like gastrointestinal upset, cautionary notes for pregnant and lactating women, recommended does, and most notably a thorough explanation about migraines.
From the increasingly prescribed "Dong Quai and "Evening Primrose to the lesser known, "Goldenseal and "Scullcap, you are sure to find all the information you need regarding the medicinal properties of herbs as well as the overall understanding that is needed in order to make informed choices.
The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs is the most reliable and authoritative guide to medicinal herbs available. Writtenby professional pharmacists and naturopathic doctors, they pay special attention to the safety of these herbs and their findings reflect the most current research and clinical testing. An easy to understand approach along with clear directions for safe dosages make this an invaluable reference.
Book News Annotation:
After introducing botanical medicine and its regulation in Canada and the US, pharmacists Boon (U. of Toronto) and Smith (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine) present a well-referenced, adequately illustrated survey of medicinal herbs from alfalfa to willow. Previously published as The Botanical Pharmacy (1999). Distributed in the US by Firefly Books.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Presents a comprehensive, full illustrated reference on the fifty most commonly prescribed herbal remedies, furnishing a detailed description of each herb, as well as information on potential side effects, drug interactions, and therapeutic uses, covering such herbs as Goldenseal, Burdock, Tumeric,
The most current scientific information from the world's leading medical journals.
Although there is growing consumer awareness of alternative and complementary medicine, there is a lack of comprehensive information available on herbal products. While pharmacists, physicians and other health care professionals sometimes offer advice, their patients want more information.
The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs is a comprehensive, fully-illustrated reference to the 50 most commonly prescribed herbs.
A complete description of each herb is featured along with its other common names, possible adverse effects, therapeutic uses for treating illness and disease as well as potential drug interactions.
Some of the herbs included are: Aloe VeraEvening PrimroseGoldensealScullcapBurdockTumericTea Tree OilMeadowsweet
This guide is written by professional pharmacists, one a naturopathic doctor, using the most current research and clinical testing.
The authors' easy-to-understand text, combined with the latest findings and clear directions for safe dosages, makes this practical reference on medicinal herbs a primary resource of data.
A comprehensive illustrated reference on the 50 most commonly prescribed herbs. Each herb is described with its common names, its therapeutic uses as well as potential drug interactions and possible adverse effects.
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