Pharmaceutical Press Editorial
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Herbal Medicines provides a comprehensive single source of scientifically rigorous, impartial information on 180 of the most commonly used herbal medicinal products. The monographs are extensively referenced, detailing photochemical, pharmacological and clinical aspects of each herb (use, dose, adverse effects, interactions, etc). As with previous editions, Herbal Medicines is presented in full colour throughout, with chemical structures and photographs of the plant and drug material presented where available.
This fourth edition includes extensive revision of over 20 monographs and the addition of 28 new monographs. All Pharmacopeial information has been fully updated and restructured across the publication.
The new 28 monographs added are: Asparagus, Bistort, Black Currant, Bugleweed, Butcher's Broom, Cramp Bark, English Ivy, Epimedium, European Goldenrod, Fennel, Goat's Rue, Hoodia, Horsetail, Linseed, Lovage Root, Melilot, Noni, Oak Bark, Peony, Peppermint, Polypodium, Pygeum, Sea Buckthorn, Tea Tree, Tormentil, Turmeric, Verbascum, Yohimbe.
Appendix 4: Preparations Directory and Appendix 5: Suppliers Directory, have also been updated to include product information from over 43 countries including: Australia, Germany, UK and USA.
Written by experts in the fields of pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, phytopharmacy, clinical herbal medicines, phytopharmacovigilance and regulation of herbal medicinal products, Herbal Medicines is an invaluable reference text for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who require evidence-based information on herbal medicines used for treatment and prevention of health problems.
How to use Herbal Medicines
Chemical Constituents of Plants Used as Herbal Medicines
1. Potential Drug-Herb Interactions
2. Pharmacological Activities and Constituents of Herbal Ingredients
3. Council of Europe - Categories for Natural Sources of Flavourings
4. Preparations Directory
5. Suppliers Directory
Doody's Notes, May-2013
"...The monographs are arranged in a data sheet-type format that is familiar to pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. Because the information is evidence-based, objective, and current, it can be used by any healthcare practitioner or student advising patients on the use of CAM. Although this book is published in the U.K., the information is relevant for herbal products throughout the world...
...Side effects and warnings on drug interactions and pregnancy are covered, which is especially helpful when counseling patients. An impressive feature is how clearly referenced the information in each monograph is, with an overview of clinical studies, if available...
...This is a comprehensive, organized reference for natural supplements. Information is clearly outlined and referenced when additional research is needed. It is a welcome addition to the library of any healthcare practitioner advising patients on the use of complementary alternative medicine...
Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy), Doody's Notes, May 2013.
Natural Pharmacy Magazine, Mar-2013
"More than 900 pages of essential reference work on herbal medicines, this is the Bible for pharmacists and healthcare professionals conveying impartial information on 180 of the most commonly used herbal medicinal products..."
Natural Pharmacy Magazine, March 2013
From the reviews of the previous edition:
'I was quite impressed. The beautiful pictures of the herbs-as well as useful pictures of the dried parts of the plants used medicinally, diagrams of known active constituents, balanced review of clinical and animal research, adverse effects and toxicity, contraindications and drug interactions provide a highly reliable and well documented resource. Highly recommended. This one also stays on my desk.'
Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal, July 2009
'When the first edition of this book was published in 1996, I became an avid fan of its content and style. Herbal Medicines has always remained one of my first choices of reference when approaching a herbal topic. This third edition has excelled in the delivery of vital information in a bright, easily read, modern but detailed manner...the strength of this book lies in the accumulated knowledge and experience of the authors. Health professionals, and especially pharmacists dealing with and advising the general public on aspects of herbal medicines, will surely find this book to be their ideal reference companion.'
Bob Longmore. Academic Medicinal Chemist and Pharmacognocist. Complementary Medicine. May/June 2008
'Each meticulously written entry provides data on every piece of pertinent medical information on the herb in question. Librarians, medical practitioners, medical students, and laypeople looking for high-quality information on the medicinal uses of herbs need look no further than this title...recommended.'
R. Dyson, Missouri Western state University. CHOICE. Volume 45. Number 7, March 2008
ISBN 978 0 85711 035 0
Published Jan 2013
276 x 219mm (928pp)
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