Natural Standard Herbal Pharmacotherapy

1st Edition

An Evidence-Based Approach


  • Catherine Ulbricht
    • Print ISBN 9780323051842

    Key Features

      • Chapters are organized by medical condition, and present supportive evidence for selected herbal therapies used for specific medical conditions.
      • A full-color insert provides photos of herbs covered in the text in their natural settings.
      • Case studies prepare you for patient counseling in clinical practice.
      • Review questions, similar to those on national board exams, allow trainees to evaluate learning and identify areas for further study, with answers provided at the back of the book.
      • A section on herbal therapies with limited evidence includes information on widely used products which lack scientific evidence to support use.
      • Dosing information provided for adults and children.
      • Integrative therapy plans help quickly assess patient needs and create cohesive treatment plans considering all therapeutic options.
      • Herb tables by therapeutic class summarize products with properties related to specific medical conditions.
      • An appendix of normal lab values includes the relative range for a variety of tests and conditions.
      • The comprehensive safety appendix describes adverse effects, clinically significant interactions between herbs and other botanicals (including plants, fungi, algae, and common constituents) with prescription and over-the-counter drugs. This section also includes pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics information for herbal therapies.
      • A pregnancy appendix contains scientific evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of herbal products during pregnancy and lactation.

      Table of Contents

      Chapter 1 - Introduction to Herbal Pharmacotherapy

      Chapter 2 - Evidence-Based Integrative Care

      Chapter 3 - Psychiatric Disorders

      Chapter 4 - Anxiety and Insomnia

      Chapter 5 - Depressive Disorders

      Chapter 6 - Physical and Cognitive Enhancement

      Chapter 7 - Parkinson’s Disease

      Chapter 8 - Epilepsy

      Chapter 9 - Pain

      Chapter 10 - Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

      Chapter 11 - Hypertension

      Chapter 12 - Congestive Heart Failure and Diuresis

      Chapter 13 - Angina

      Chapter 14 - Ischemic Disease and Heart Rhythm Disorders

      Chapter 15 - Coagulation Disorders

      Chapter 16 - Lipid Disorders

      Chapter 17 - Respiratory Disorders

      Chapter 18 - Diabetes

      Chapter 19 - Pituitary and Thyroid Disorders

      Chapter 20 - Obesity

      Chapter 21 - Menopause

      Chapter 22 - Osteoporosis

      Chapter 23 - Arthritis

      Chapter 24 - Gastrointestinal Disorders

      Chapter 25 - Liver Disorders

      Chapter 26 - Genitourinary Disorders

      Chapter 27 - Bacterial Infections

      Chapter 28 - Parasitic Infections

      Chapter 29 - Viral Infections

      Chapter 30 - Cancer

      Appendix A – Safety: Adverse Effects, Interactions, Pharmacokinetics

      Appendix B – Pregnancy and Lactation

      Appendix C – Therapeutic Class Tables

      Appendix D – Laboratory Values Answers to Review Questions


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