Phytotherapy : a quick reference to herbal medicine

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About 30% of all prescriptions issued in the USA, Canada and Europe contain either a herb, a purified extract or an active component derived from herbs. However, medical practitioners are often confused by conflicting information available on the safety and efficacy of herbs. Herbal medicines are often co-prescribed without proper attention to adjustment of dosage. This reference guide trats the subject of herbal medicines in an integrated fashion with references to pharmacognosy, pharmacology and toxicology. It will help to enable internists, phytotherapistes, physicians, healthcare practitioners as well as students to understand why, when and how herbal medicines can be used in the treatement of diseases. Clinical and toxicological findings of herbs and their dosages are described. A great deal of pathology and therapeutic information is included. A large iconographic section can be of help when identification of a herbal drug is in doubt.
From the reviews:"... a breath of fresh air in the plethora of books on plant pharmacology. It stands out for several reasons: (i) it is extremely accessible, abstaining from complicated mechanisms or difficult jargon, (ii) it is very well researched, extensively referenced and up to date, (iii) it incorporates a clinical perspective like no other such book I have seen... The strength of this book are its readability, its completeness, its solid foundation on reliable evidence and its clinical orientation. I cannot recommend this book highly enough..." (E. Ernst Exeter, UK, in: FACT, Vol 9(2), June 2004)"In recent months, several excellent books ... . "A quick reference to herbal medicine"- and that is precisely what this book is. ... What makes this an outstanding book is its accessibility and its clinical relevance. ... Clearly, this book was written with the busy clinician in mind and uses the language and logic that such professionals understand. ... The authors of this excellent volume have provided an important service for the cause of evidence-based phytomedicine. I cannot recommend their book highly enough." (E. Ernst, Phytomedicine, Vol. 11, 2004)"This reference guide treats the subject of herbal medicines in an integrated fashion with reference to pharmacognosy, pharmacology and toxicology. It will help to enable internists, phytotherapists, physicians, healthcare practitioners as well as students to understand why, when and how herbal medicines can be used in the treatment of diseases." (Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Vol. 3 (1), 2004)