Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach

This unique, portable clinical reference provides easily-accessible and clinically relevant monographs of herbs, spices, and aromatherapy oils for use by health care providers. The monographs, similar to those presented in nurses' drug handbooks, contain information on the health risks of taking these substances with over-the-counter and prescription drugs, a behavior that is increasing among the general public. Assessment guidelines help providers monitor side effects, toxicity, and drug-herb/drug-spice interaction. Specifics of monographs include action, current use, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, contraindications, side effects, long term safety, use in pregnancy/lactation and use for children. Appendices provide drug-herb interaction tables, contraindicated herbs, a listing of 'do not take together' herbs, and a listing by use/indication. Each monograph includes line drawings of each herb, and extensive reference and research listings.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1112210 in Books Published on: 2001-04-25 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Binding: Spiral-bound 448 pages

Most helpful customer reviews 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. Herbal Therapy for Health Care Providers By C. Holt An excellent reference book. I have met David Winston and find him to be a brilliant researcher, writer, and speaker. Any doctor's office or nurse will find this book helpful to answer patient's and their own questions about herbal medicine and it's place along side allopathic care. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. An excellent research, study, and reference guide... By Michael L. Sox I have not had the pleasure of meeting Merrily Kuhn, but I have met David Winston on a few occasions and will say that this book is a treasure. Concise, but detailed it contains explanations and information on current use, traditional use, nutritional ingredients, bio-chemical constituents, dosage and administration, preparation, toxicity, contraindications, side effects, long-term safety, pregnancy/childhood risk, special notes, and references for most herbs and nutrients in use today. It does assume a knowledge of bio-chemistry for constituents, but it is not necessary to use since every constituents is listed with its action if known. I would consider this a necessary addition to any herbal/nutritional/naturopathic study program as it has been a valuable aid in my own understanding and study for my Doctorate in Naturopathy. This book gives a simple,but solid foundation (especially with the bibliography) that can help to give scientific roots to the wonderful healing art of herbalism and deepen anyone's knowledge who wishes to further their study of herbs. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. There is a second edition now By Karen Vaughan The second edition, under a revised title, Winston & Kuhn's Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach is available, with more monographs and updated research. This Amazon listing isn't clear that it is the first and not second edition. See all 4 customer reviews...