Key Features

  • Monographs for the 400 most commonly used and prescribed herbs and supplements — such as arnica, ginseng, lavender, glucosamine, and blue cohosh — provide the information you need for effective clinical decision-making.
  • A unique, evidence-based A-F grading scale evaluates the efficacy of each herb and supplement.
  • Unique! Rating scales show at a glance the quality of available evidence.
  • Updates are peer-reviewed, and include new scientific evidence, dosage recommendations, and more.
  • Dosing information includes dosages for adults and children, and methods for administering.
  • Coverage of allergies, side effects/warnings, and pregnancy/breast-feeding promotes safety by indicating when specific herbs and supplements should not be used, or when caution is required.
  • A review of evidence includes detailed explanations of clinical trials cited and conclusions drawn, especially as they relate to specific diseases and conditions.
  • Evidence tables summarize clinical trial data and provide a quick reference for clinical decision-making.
  • Unique! Cross-referencing by condition and scientific evidence grade provides a convenient decision support tool, making it easy to find the herbs and supplements that may be used for the treatment of particular conditions.

Table of Contents

Introduction/How to Use This Book

Herb and Supplement Monographs

5-htp

Abuta

Acacia

Acai

Acerola

Acetyllcarnitine

Acidophilus

Ackee

Aconite

Adrenal extract

African wild potato

Agaric

Agave

Agrimony

Alfalfa

Algin

Alizarin

Alkanna

Allspice

Aloe

Alphalipoic acid

Alpinia

Amaranth

American hellebore

American pawpaw

Amylase inhibitors

Andrographis

Anise

Angostura

Anhydrous crystalline maltose

Antineoplastons

Apple cider vinegar

Apricot

Arabinogalactan

Arabinoxylan

Arginine

Arnica

Arrowroot

Artichoke

Asarum

Asclepiastuberosa

Ashwagandha

Asparagus

Astaxanthin

Astragalus

Avocado

B6

Babassu

Bacopa

Baelfruit

Baikal skullcap

Bamboo

Banaba

Barberry

Barley

Bayleaf

Bear's garlic

Bee pollen

Bella donna

Bellis perennis

Berberine

Beta carotene

Beta glucan

Betaine anhydrous

Betel nut

Betony

Bilberry

Biotin

Birch

Bitter almond

Bitter melon

Bitter orange

Blackberry

Black cohosh

Black currant

Black haw

Black hellebore

Black horehound

Black mulberry

Black pepper

Black seed

Black tea

Black walnut

Bladder wrack

Blessed thistle

Bloodroot

Blue cohosh

Blue flag

Boldo

Boneset

Borage seed oil

Boron

Boswellia

Bovine colostrum

Boxwood

Bromelain

Buchu

Buckshorn plantain

Bulbous buttercup

Bupleurum

Details

No. of pages:
896
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323072953
Electronic ISBN:
9780323291453