American Herbal Products Association s Botanical Safety Handbook Second Edition

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ISBN: 9781466516946
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Number of pages: 1072
Author: Zoë Gardner
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online American Herbal Products Association s Botanical Safety Handbook Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Access to accurate, evidence-based, and clinically relevant information is essential to anyone who uses or recommends herbal products. With input from some of the most respected experts in herbal and integrative medicine, this completely revised edition of the American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety Handbook reviews both traditional knowledge and contemporary research on herbs to provide an authoritative resource on botanical safety. The book covers more than 500 species of herbs and provides a holistic understanding of safety through data compiled from clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts. For each species, a brief safety summary is provided for quick reference, along with a detailed review of the literature. Easily understood classification systems are used to indicate the safety of each listed species and the potential for the species to interact with drugs. Enhancements to the Second Edition include: Classification of each herb with both a safety rating and a drug interaction rating More references listed for each individual herb, vetted for accuracy Specific information on adverse events reported in clinical trials or case reports Safety-related pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of each herb, including drug interactions Additional information on the use of herbs by pregnant or lactating women Toxicological studies and data on toxic compounds Representing the core of the botanical trade and comprising the finest growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbal products, the mission of the AHPA is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. The American Herbal Products Association Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition ensures that this vision is attained. The book will be a valuable reference for product manufacturers, healthcare practitioners, regulatory agencies, researchers, and consumers of herbal products.

Herbs of Commerce

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ISBN: 0967871905
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Number of pages: 421
Author: Michael McGuffin
Publisher: American Herbal Products Assocation

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Botanical Safety Handbook

Filename: botanical-safety-handbook.pdf
ISBN: 0849316758
Release Date: 1997-08-29
Number of pages: 256
Author: Michael McGuffin
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Botanical Safety Handbook in PDF and EPUB The consumption of herbal products continues to increase, with an estimated sales growth of 10-15% per year projected through the end of the 1990s. As more and more consumers use herbs, it becomes that much more important to ensure that the herbs are used properly and safely. While herbs generally have a safe consumption history, information relevant to specific herbs and particular populations has not been easily available. The Botanical Safety Handbook provides readily accessible safety data in an easy-to-use classification system for more than 600 commonly sold herbs. The handbook also features additional information regarding international regulatory status, standard dosage, and certain common toxicity concerns. The editors of this book are among the most respected leaders in the herbal products industry. Their experience includes years of clinical practice, manufacturing and industry governance, and significant writing and lecturing about herbs. The Botanical Safety Handbook is for manufacturers of herbal products, health professionals who prescribe herbal remedies, and the consumer. This is a valuable resource for the safe dispensation of herbal products, and will help ensure the safe consumption of herbs through the 1990s and beyond.

Meyler s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines

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ISBN: 9780444532695
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 303
Author: J. K. Aronson
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Meyler s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines in PDF and EPUB "This book summarizes the adverse effects of a large range of herbal medicines and the active ingredients that they contain. It includes extensive lists of the families of plants that are used as herbal medicines, including the Latin names of genera and species as well as the common names of individual plants. The material is drawn from the 15th edition of the internationally renowned encyclopedia, Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: The Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions, and the latest volumes in the companion series, Side Effects of Drugs Annuals."--BOOK JACKET.

Herbal Medicine

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ISBN: 1439807167
Release Date: 2011-03-28
Number of pages: 500
Author: Iris F. F. Benzie
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Herbal Medicine in PDF and EPUB The global popularity of herbal supplements and the promise they hold in treating various disease states has caused an unprecedented interest in understanding the molecular basis of the biological activity of traditional remedies. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects focuses on presenting current scientific evidence of biomolecular effects of selected herbs and their relation to clinical outcome and promotion of human health. It includes experimental approaches for looking at the bioactive components in herbs. This book also addresses the ethical challenges of using herbal medicine and its integration into modern, evidence-based medicine. Drawing from the work of leading international researchers in different fields, this volume contains an in-depth scientific examination of effects of individual herbs, as well as their use in the treatment of important diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, dermatologic disorders, neurodegenerative disease, and diabetes. Due to the strong associations between oxidative stress, ageing, and disease, the powerful antioxidant properties of herbs and spices are also examined. The herbs featured are some of the most widely used remedies and cover a wide range, including flowering herbs, fruits and berries, roots and rhizomes, and fungi. The fact that composition of natural products can vary greatly and contamination and misidentification can occur are important issues in the use of herbal medicines. To help bring a new level of quality control to the production of herbal extracts, the use of mass spectrometry and chemometric fingerprinting technology is presented as a means for improved identification and authentication of herbs. As the need for effective, affordable health promotion and treatment increases, especially in the growing ageing population, there is a need for rigorous scientific examination of herbal medicines. This timely and comprehensive volume addresses this need and is an important text for medical professionals and researchers, as well as those interested in herbal or complementary medicine.

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

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ISBN: 9781466571983
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Number of pages: 506
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition in PDF and EPUB With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs Second Edition

Filename: handbook-of-medicinal-herbs-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781420040463
Release Date: 2002-06-27
Number of pages: 896
Author: James A. Duke
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Handbook of Medicinal Herbs Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Still considered the definitive work on medicinal herbs and their uses after two decades, the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs has undergone a long-anticipated revision. In the second edition, world-renowned ethnobotanist James A. Duke provides up-to-date data on over 800 of the world’s most important medicinal plant species. The book contains more species, phytochemicals, proven indications, folk indications, and dosage data than the first edition in a new easier to use format. The in-depth content, the addition of color plates and over 200 black and white illustrations makes this book the most comprehensive resource on medicinal herbs available. NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION: · Over 100 color plates, 4 color maps · Over 200 black and white illustrations · Over 800 medicinal plants — more than twice as many as the previous edition organized alphabetically by common name · More herbs from the African, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Jamu traditions EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION YOU NEED Designed to give you fast access to the information you need on a regular basis, this new edition is organized more systematically than any other medicinal herb publication. The entries are now arranged alphabetically by common name with the scientific name in parenthesis. Major synonyms are also provided. · It has become increasingly clear that there are hundreds of biologically active compounds, often additive or synergistic, in all our plants, foods, spices, herbs, medicinal, and poisonous plants. The debate continues on how these plants work and how they should be used. Blending scientific fact with folk uses and the author’s personal experience, Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, Second Edition provides the most well rounded discussions of safety, efficacy, toxicity, and rational use found in any herbal reference.

World Economic Plants

Filename: world-economic-plants.pdf
ISBN: 0849321190
Release Date: 1999-02-26
Number of pages: 792
Author: John H. Wiersema
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online World Economic Plants in PDF and EPUB No previously published work has so comprehensively compiled essential information as this, covering almost 10,000 vascular plants of commercial importance throughout the world. For each plant the accepted scientific name, synonyms, common names, economic uses, and geographical distribution are provided. World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference provides the broad coverage needed in a global economy. It includes information garnered during more than two decades of research on economic plants. The information given conforms to all international standards for botanical data and results from an extensive review of literature and the input of numerous agricultural and botanical scientists. This book is invaluable to everyone dealing with economic vascular plants, be they from research or commerce including international agriculture, horticulture, or government.

Dietary Supplements of Plant Origin

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ISBN: 9780203027097
Release Date: 2003-05-22
Number of pages: 256
Author: Massimo Maffei
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Dietary Supplements of Plant Origin in PDF and EPUB Dietary supplements are estimated to be used regularly by almost 60% of the American population, and over 300 million people worldwide. An important and ever-growing portion of this market is in botanical supplements that are derived from natural plants. Natural, however, does not necessarily mean safe, and although plants can provide health-essential and health-improving nutrients they can also provide toxic compounds. While the use and sales of botanical supplements continues to expand rapidly, scientific understanding of the efficacy and safety of these products remains limited. The aim of Dietary Supplements of Plant Origin is to give both the general and specialized reader a comprehensive insight into the most recent findings in this interesting area of dietary supplementation. It is hoped that this book will shed a new light on this topic and impact positively upon the health of people in this new millennium.

Plant Resins

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ISBN: 0881925748
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 586
Author: Jean H. Langenheim
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

Download and read online Plant Resins in PDF and EPUB Few people are aware of the great diversity of resin-producing plants or the remarkable roles resins play in the lives of plants and people. Plant Resins tells the whole story about these fascinating plant products.

Marketing of Agricultural Products

Filename: marketing-of-agricultural-products.pdf
ISBN: 0029464757
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 545
Author: Richard L. Kohls

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Essential Oil Safety

Filename: essential-oil-safety.pdf
ISBN: 9780702054341
Release Date: 2013-12-02
Number of pages: 784
Author: Robert Tisserand
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Download and read online Essential Oil Safety in PDF and EPUB The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils and the first review of essential oil/drug interactions and provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardivascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system. For each essential oil there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles. There is considerable discussion of carcinogens, the human relevance of some of the animal data, the validity of treating an essential oil as if it was a single chemical, and the arbitary nature of uncertainty factors. There is a critque of current regulations.

Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants

Filename: handbook-of-poisonous-and-injurious-plants.pdf
ISBN: 0387338179
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Number of pages: 340
Author: Lewis S. Nelson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants in PDF and EPUB The second edition of this book is created to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It lists common plants that might lead to the development of the symptom complex and describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, additional clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics for each presentation. It has methodically enhanced the previous edition’s botanical rigor with insights from both pharmacognosy and clinical medicine to make it a truly comprehensive source for anyone who has an interest in plants.

The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs

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ISBN: UOM:39015056826178
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 480
Author: Mark Blumenthal
Publisher: American Botanical

Download and read online The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs in PDF and EPUB The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs is a unique reference book and nationally accredited continuing education course for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals, and will be of great interest to herbalists and consumers. This book contains extensive information on 29 of the most popular herbs sold in the U.S. market today, including which products have shown safe and effective activity in published clinical trials. Each chapter contains a well-referenced, comprehensive therapeutic Monograph, a 2-page Clinical Overview for quick reference, and a 1-page Patient Information Sheet for the health professional to photocopy and give to patients. The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs also reviews 13 proprietary products used in clinical studies.

The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety

Filename: the-essential-guide-to-herbal-safety.pdf
ISBN: 9780443071713
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 684
Author: Simon Mills
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Download and read online The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety in PDF and EPUB An essential guide to the principles of and current major issues relating to herbal medicine safety, this volume also contains comprehensive reviews of the safety data for 125 common herbs.