Herbs and Natural Supplements
An Evidence-Based GuideBy
- Lesley Braun, PhD, Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Research Unit, Monash University (Alfred Hospital); visiting lecturer Monash, RMIT; Vice President of the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
- Marc Cohen, MBBS, PhD (TCM), Professor & Head of Department of Complementary Medicine, RMIT University, Melbourne
A must-have health companion for herbalists, naturopaths, complementary medicine practitioners and students
Recommended evidence-based reference on Complementary Medicines National Pharmacy Board 2010
Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide presents evidence-based information on the 130 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements used across Australia and New Zealand.
This exhaustive textbook is organised alphabetically by each herb or nutrients common name. Herbs and nutrients are then accompanied by critical information such as daily intake, main actions and indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy and more.This new edition of Herbs and Natural Supplements has been expanded with new chapters on pregnancy and wellness.
It also features 10 new monographs for Arginine, Dunaliella, Elde, Goji, Pelargonium, Prebiotics, Red Yeast Rice, Rhodioloa, Shatavari and Taurine.
Paperback, 1221 Pages
Published: April 2010
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
SECTION 1: HERBAL & NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS 1: Introduction to Complementary Medicine 2: Introduction to Herbal Medicine 3: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition 4: Introduction to Aromatherapy Introduction to Food as Medicine SECTION 2: CLINICAL PRACTICE 6: Introduction to Practice of Integrative Medicine 7: Safety and complementary medicine 8: Interactions with herbal and natural medicines 9: Preoperative Care: Considerations 10: Cancer and Safety of Complementary Medicines 11: Herbs and Natural Supplements in pregnancy 12: Introduction to Wellness SECTION 3: MONOGRAPHS (A-Z) Herb Name Common Name Latin binomial/class Other names Plant part used Key chemical components Main actions Other actions Main indications and evidence Other uses Dosage range Adverse reactions Significant interactions contraindications and precautions Pregnancy use Practice points Common questions References Nutrient Name Background and relevant pharmacokinetics Key chemical compounds (where applicable) Food sources (where applicable Deficiency signs and symptoms (where applicable) Main actions Other actions Main indications and evidence Other indications Dosage range Toxicity (if known) Adverse reactions
Significant interactions Contraindications and precautions Pregnancy use Practice points Common questions References SECTION 4: APPENDICES Book only Appendix 1 - Glossary Appendix 2 - Herb/nutrient - drug interactions Appendix 3 - Poisons information centres Appendix 4 - Teaching institutes, manufacturers and on-line resources Appendix 5 - Guide to safe use of complementary medicine during preoperative
period (table 1 from chapter 9) CD Appendices Appendix 1 - Glossary Appendix 2 - Herb/nutrient - drug interactions Appendix 3 - Poisons information centres Appendix 4 - Teaching institutes, manufacturersand on-line resources Appendix 5 - Guide to safe use of complementary medicine during preoperative period (table 1 from chapter 9) Appendix 6 - Clinical use and safety of vitamins and minerals Appendix 7 - Evidence base for physiological activities of herbs and supplements.