Natural Standard Herbal Pharmacotherapy

1st Edition

An Evidence-Based Approach


  • 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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