Natural Standard Herbal Pharmacotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323051842

Natural Standard Herbal Pharmacotherapy

1st Edition

An Evidence-Based Approach

Authors: Catherine Ulbricht
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323051842
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 14th August 2009
Page Count: 648


With all of the essential information you need on herbal pharmacotherapy for the pharmacy setting, Natural Standard Herbal Pharmacotherapy provides practical guidance on the use of herbal therapies for medical conditions. The text’s unique expanded outline format allows you to quickly review facts and identify important information. Each chapter includes detailed, evidence-based coverage of the effects of herbal medicine on medical conditions, and Natural Standard’s grading scale ensures you use the most effective treatments for your patients. Plus, a section on adjunct therapies provides advice on combining herbal medicine with primary treatments.

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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    About the Author

    Catherine Ulbricht