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Title:
Professional's handbook of complementary & alternative medicines
Author:
Fetrow, Charles W.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xviii, 956 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 2001.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781582552439
Format :
Book

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Summary

This fully updated Third Edition provides the latest worldwide research on every herbal agent in common use today. Monographs are based on the results of clinical studies, examining the existing evidence and comparing it with manufacturer's claims. Each monograph covers the most commonly known generic name, synonyms, common trade names, common forms, source, chemical components, actions, reported uses, dosage, adverse reactions broken down by body system, interactions, contraindications and precautions, special considerations, analysis, and references. New to this edition are 15 new herbal monographs and Patient Counseling Tips in a quick#150;reference format. Appendices include potential drug#150;herb interactions, potentially unsafe plants, herbal agents resource list, and an herbal agent information sheet.


Table of Contents

About the authorsp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
How to use this bookp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Complementary and alternative medicines
Overview of complementary and alternative medicinesp. 1
Complementary and alternative medicines A to Zp. 15
Appendices and index
Therapeutic monitoring guidelinesp. 888
Potentially unsafe plantsp. 892
Alternative medicines to avoid during pregnancyp. 898
Plant familiesp. 902
Alternative medicine resource listp. 905
Alternative medicine information sheetp. 907
Indexp. 909