Herbs and Natural Supplements book cover

Herbs and Natural Supplements

An Evidence-Based Guide

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 nutrient’s 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

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3910-4

Contents

  • 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, manufacturers

    and 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.

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