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Title:
Mosby's handbook of herbs & natural supplements
Author:
Skidmore-Roth, Linda.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxvi, 1073 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780323025355
Format :
Book

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Summary

This essential handbook presents detailed monographs for approximately 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements--including 19 herbs new to this edition. Arranged in alphabetical order, each monograph incorporates authoritative information on common names, pronunciations (new), scientific names, origins, uses (reported and investigational), forms, dosages, contraindications, side effects and adverse reactions, interactions with herbs, drugs, foods, and lab tests, client considerations, pharmacology (pharmacokinetics, chemical components and actions) and references. Features detailed monographs of over 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements covering common names, botanical names, actions, origins, uses, dosages, side effects, contraindications and precautions with explanations, pharmacokinetics, chemical components, and interactions with foods, other herbal products, and with drugs. Notes safety information from both the FDA and the American Herbal Product Association in each herb''s monograph. Provides current, reliable, unbiased information, based on the German E Commission monographs and other authoritative clinical sources. Includes up-to-date references for each individual monograph with specific sources cited for doses, research, interactions, and pharmacokinetics. Features alerts to highlight critical information. Includes a unique, comprehensive Table of Contents with user-friendly cross-references for herbs with descriptive names (i.e. black hellebore/hellebore, black). Organizes monographs A-Z by common name of herbal product in natural order, making material easy to find. Presents information in a proven, quick reference format similar to that used in Mosby''s Nursing Drug Reference. Provides an introductory chapter detailing key information on current issues with research, supply, harvest, manufacture, storage, shelf life, and special population considerations for usage of herbals and supplements in general. Includes an Herbal Resources appendix listing useful websites and organizations in the herbal industry. Provides a Glossary of herbal terms to clarify dose and form terminology unique to herbals and natural supplements. Includes a Botanical Atlas illustrating various plant types and parts used in herbal preparations. Offers a comprehensive index containing all common and botanical names for herbals and natural supplements as well as all of the disorders that they are used to treat. Lists Poison Centers to aid in obtaining help quickly for potentially lethal use of plant products. Includes a Pediatric Herbal Use appendix with general guidelines and cautions regarding use of herbs in children. Features detailed monographs for 19 new herbal products and natural supplements, including sorrel, artichoke, brewer''s yeast, bitter orange, saffron, sassafras, and more. Includes new precautions, alerts, interactions, dosages, and client considerations to ensure safer use of herbs and supplements. A new Nursing Programs with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Courses appendix lists many of the nursing programs in the United States that offer training in complementary and alternative medicine. Offers endangered species information for rare and endangered herbs that should not be harvested. Highlights herbs not safe to ingest with a new Do Not Use Internally icon. Provides a pronunciation guide for common herb names so nurses can better familiarize themselves with herbs currently in use. Features a Drug-Herb Interaction Table supplying information on known drug-herb interactions organized by drug name to provide a quick and thorough reference. Identifies Herb-Lab Test Interferences in each herb monograph supplying information on known herbal interferences on most lab tests in use today. A second color has been added to highlight critical information and make it easier to find relevant information quickly.


Table of Contents

Herbal Monographs
Acidophilusp. 1
Aconitep. 6
Agarp. 11
Agrimonyp. 14
Alfalfap. 20
Allspicep. 24
Aloep. 28
American helleborep. 35
Andrographisp. 38
Androstenediolp. 41
Angelicap. 43
Anisep. 50
Argininep. 54
Arnicap. 58
Artichokep. 61
Ashp. 65
Astragalusp. 67
Avensp. 71
Balsam of Perup. 75
Barberryp. 77
Barleyp. 82
Basilp. 84
Bayp. 88
Bayberryp. 91
Bearberryp. 95
Bee pollenp. 99
Benzoinp. 103
Beta-carotenep. 105
Betel palmp. 108
Beth rootp. 112
Betonyp. 115
Bilberryp. 118
Birchp. 122
Bistortp. 125
Bitter melonp. 128
Bitter orangep. 131
Black catechup. 134
Black cohoshp. 137
Black hawp. 142
Black helleborep. 145
Black pepperp. 148
Black rootp. 152
Blessed thistlep. 155
Bloodrootp. 158
Blue cohoshp. 161
Blue flagp. 165
Bogbeanp. 168
Boldop. 171
Bonesetp. 174
Boragep. 177
Boronp. 181
Boswelliap. 183
Brewers yeastp. 186
Broomp. 188
Buchup. 192
Buckthornp. 195
Bugleweedp. 199
Burdockp. 203
Butcher's broomp. 207
Butterburp. 211
Cacao treep. 215
Calciump. 218
Calumbap. 220
Capsicum peppersp. 222
Carawayp. 227
Cardamomp. 230
Carline thistlep. 233
Carnitinep. 235
Cascarap. 238
Castorp. 242
Catnipp. 245
Cat's clawp. 248
Celandinep. 253
Celeryp. 256
Centauryp. 260
Chamomilep. 264
Chaparralp. 268
Chaste treep. 272
Chaulmoogra oilp. 276
Chickweedp. 279
Chicoryp. 282
Chinese cucumberp. 285
Chinese rhubarbp. 288
Chitosanp. 292
Chondroitinp. 295
Chromiump. 298
Cinnamonp. 302
Claryp. 306
Clematisp. 309
Clovesp. 312
Coenzyme Q10p. 315
Coffeep. 320
Cola treep. 324
Colostrum, bovinep. 330
Coltsfootp. 332
Comfreyp. 336
Condurangop. 340
Copperp. 343
Corianderp. 345
Corkwoodp. 349
Couchgrassp. 352
Cowslipp. 355
Cranberryp. 358
Creatinep. 361
Cucumberp. 365
Daffodilp. 368
Daisyp. 371
Damianap. 374
Dandelionp. 377
Devil's clawp. 382
DHEAp. 386
Dillp. 390
Dong quaip. 394
Echinaceap. 399
Elderberryp. 404
Elecampanep. 408
Ephedrap. 411
Eucalyptusp. 417
Evening primrose oilp. 422
Eyebrightp. 425
False unicorn rootp. 429
Fennelp. 431
Fenugreekp. 435
Feverfewp. 440
Figwortp. 444
Fish oilsp. 448
Flaxp. 450
Folic acidp. 454
Fo-tip. 456
Fumitoryp. 459
Galanthaminep. 463
Gamma linolenic acidp. 466
Garciniap. 468
Garlicp. 471
Gentianp. 477
Gingerp. 480
Ginkgop. 487
Ginsengp. 492
Glossy privetp. 498
Glucomannanp. 500
Glucosaminep. 504
Glutaminep. 507
Glycinep. 509
Goat's ruep. 511
Goldenrodp. 513
Goldensealp. 517
Gossypolp. 523
Gotu kolap. 526
Grapeseedp. 530
Graviolap. 533
Green teap. 535
Ground ivyp. 539
Guar gump. 542
Guaranap. 545
Guggulp. 549
Gymnemap. 552
Hawthornp. 555
Hopsp. 559
Horehoundp. 563
Horse chestnutp. 566
Horseradishp. 570
Horsetailp. 573
Huperzine Ap. 576
Hyssopp. 578
Iceland mossp. 582
Indigop. 585
Inosinep. 587
Irish mossp. 589
Jaborandip. 592
Jamaican dogwoodp. 596
Jambulp. 599
Jimsonweedp. 601
Jojobap. 606
Juniperp. 608
Kaolinp. 612
Karaya gump. 614
Kavap. 616
Kelpp. 621
Kelpwarep. 624
Khatp. 628
Khellap. 631
Kudzup. 635
Lady's mantlep. 639
Lavenderp. 642
Lecithinp. 645
Lemon balmp. 649
Lemongrassp. 652
Lentinanp. 655
Licoricep. 659
Lily of the valleyp. 665
Lobeliap. 669
Lovagep. 673
Lungwortp. 676
Lycopenep. 678
Lysinep. 680
Maitakep. 683
Male fernp. 686
Mallowp. 689
Marigoldp. 692
Marijuanap. 695
Marjoramp. 697
Marshmallowp. 701
Mayapplep. 704
Meadowsweetp. 708
Melatoninp. 713
Milk thistlep. 717
Mistletoe, Europeanp. 721
Monascusp. 725
Morindap. 729
Motherwortp. 732
Mugwortp. 736
Mulleinp. 740
Mustardp. 743
Myrrhp. 746
Myrtlep. 751
Neemp. 755
Nettlep. 759
New Zealand green-lipped musselp. 763
Night-blooming cereusp. 765
Nutmegp. 768
Oakp. 774
Oatsp. 777
Octacosanolp. 780
Oleanderp. 782
Oreganop. 786
Oregon grapep. 789
Pansyp. 794
Papayap. 796
Parsleyp. 799
Parsley piertp. 803
Passionflowerp. 805
Pau d'arcop. 809
Peachp. 812
Pectinp. 816
Pennyroyalp. 818
Peppermintp. 821
Perillap. 825
Peyotep. 828
Pill-bearing spurgep. 831
Pineapplep. 834
Pipsissewap. 837
Plantainp. 840
Pokeweedp. 844
Pomegranatep. 847
Poplarp. 851
Poppyp. 853
Prickly ashp. 856
Propolisp. 860
Pulsatillap. 863
Pumpkinp. 865
Pycnogenolp. 868
Pygeump. 871
Queen Anne's lacep. 874
Quincep. 877
Quininep. 880
Ragwortp. 884
Raspberryp. 886
Rauwolfiap. 889
Red bush teap. 893
Rose hipsp. 895
Ruep. 898
Safflowerp. 902
Saffronp. 906
Sagep. 908
SAM-ep. 911
Sassafrasp. 914
Savoryp. 917
Saw palmettop. 919
Schisandrap. 923
Senegap. 926
Sennap. 929
Shark cartilagep. 932
Siberian ginsengp. 935
Skullcapp. 939
Slippery elmp. 942
Sorrelp. 945
Soyp. 947
Spirulinap. 951
Squillp. 954
St. John's wortp. 957
Storaxp. 963
Tea tree oilp. 966
Thymus extractp. 969
Tonka beanp. 971
Turmericp. 974
Valerianp. 978
White cohoshp. 982
Wild cherryp. 984
Wild yamp. 987
Wintergreenp. 990
Witch hazelp. 993
Wormseedp. 996
Yarrowp. 999
Yellow dockp. 1002
Yellow lady's slipperp. 1005
Yerba matep. 1007
Yerba santap. 1011
Yewp. 1014
Yohimbep. 1017
Appendixes
Herbal Resourcesp. 1021
CAM Programs in the United States and Canadap. 1023
American Association of Poison Control Centersp. 1029
Drug/Herb Interactionsp. 1036
Botanical Atlasp. 1076
Pediatric Herbal Usep. 1084