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Natural health magazine complete guide to safe herbs
Meletis, Chris D.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
"What everyone should know about herbal interactions and side effects for hundreds of drugs, supplements, and foods"--Cover.

Includes index.
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Natural health.
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RM666.H33 M4435 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Herbs can be a powerful path to healing if used in the right combinations with man-made medications, vitamins, and minerals, and with other herbs and healthy foods. But their potent ability to heal can become downright dangerous when used with out care. The Complete Guide to Safe Herbs provides detailed information on the right way to take hundreds of herbs to improve health -- without worrying about unexpected side effects. Easily accessible designs illustrates seven chapters covering these key categories: 175 Best Bets for Safe and Effective Herbs; Important Herbal Combination Formulas for Common Ailments; All the Essential Details on Combining Herbs with Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs; Helpful -- and Dangerous -- Herb and Food Combinations; Herb, Vitamin, and Mineral Interactions -- What Works and What to Avoid; Buyer Beware; Clear and Concise Advice on Which Herbs to Watch Out For; Herbal Dos and Don't for Children, Pregnant and Nursing Women, and Older People.

Author Notes

Chris D. Meletis, N.D., is the Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of America's premier institutions, and the oldest in the country, for the teaching of naturopathic physicians

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Introductionp. 8
Chapter 1 Safe and Effective Herbsp. 12
Understanding herbal medicinep. 14
Safe herbs catalogp. 18
Chapter 2 Safe and Effective Multiherb Formulasp. 62
Understanding multiherb formulasp. 64
Multiherb formulasp. 67
Chapter 3 Herb-Herb and Herb-Food Interactionsp. 78
Understanding herb-herb interactionsp. 80
Beneficial herb-herb combinationsp. 82
Potentially harmful herb-herb interactionsp. 91
Food-herb interactionsp. 94
Chapter 4 Dietary Supplement-Herb Interactionsp. 96
Understanding dietary supplement-herb interactionsp. 98
Beneficial dietary supplement-herb interactionsp. 101
Potentially harmful dietary supplement-herb interactionsp. 113
Chapter 5 Drug-Herb Interactionsp. 116
Understanding drug-herb interactionsp. 118
Drug catalogp. 122
Chapter 6 Herbs for Special Casesp. 196
Understanding special casesp. 198
Safe herbs for childrenp. 202
Potentially dangerous herbs for childrenp. 205
Unsafe herbs for pregnant and nursing womenp. 211
Safe herbs for older adultsp. 219
Potentially dangerous herbs for older adultsp. 229
Chapter 7 Buyer Bewarep. 230
Herbal safetyp. 232
Herbs to avoidp. 234
Appendixp. 241
Reliable manufacturers and suppliersp. 242
Top-selling herbsp. 243
Index of safe herbs by conditionp. 243
Additional readingp. 248
Indexp. 249
Acknowledgmentsp. 256