Phytopharmacy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Herbal Medicinal Products

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John Wiley & Sons, 27. apr. 2015 - 414 sider
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Healthcare professionals, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses, are often confronted with patients who use over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicinal products and food supplements. While taking responsibility for one’s own health and treatment options is encouraged, many patients use these products based on limited (and sometimes inaccurate) information from non-scientific sources, such as the popular press and internet. There is a clear need to offer balanced, well-informed advice to patients, yet a number of studies have shown that, generally, conventionally trained health practitioners consider their knowledge about herbal medicinal products and supplements to be weak.

Phytopharmacy fills this knowledge gap, and is intended for use by the busy pharmacist, nurse, or doctor, as well as the ‘expert patient’ and students of pharmacy and herbal medicine. It presents clear, practical and concise monographs on over a hundred popular herbal medicines and plant-based food supplements. Information provided in each monograph includes:

• Indications
• Summary and appraisal of clinical and pre-clinical evidence
• Potential interactions
• Contraindications
• Possible adverse effects

An overview of the current regulatory framework is also outlined, notably the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive. This stipulates that only licensed products or registered traditional herbal medicinal products (THRs), which have assured quality and safety, can now legally be sold OTC. Monographs are included of most of the major herbal ingredients found in THRs, and also some plant-based
food supplements, which while not strictly medicines, may also have the potential to exert a physiological effect.

 

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Açaí 21
32
Bearberry
45
Bladderwrack Kelp
62
Contents
vii
Burdock
72
Centaury
88
Chasteberry
99
Comfrey
114
Hoodia
202
Hops
206
Horny Goat Weed
210
Horse Chestnut
214
Horsetail
216
Ipecacuanha
219
Ispaghula Husk Psyllium Husk
222
Ivy
227

Dandelion
127
Echinacea
134
Eucalyptus
141
Evening Primrose Oil
144
Fennel
149
Feverfew
152
Ganoderma
155
Garlic
158
Gentian
161
Ginger
164
Ginkgo
168
Ginseng
173
Ginseng Siberian
177
Goldenrod
180
Goldenseal
182
Grapeseed
186
Graviola
189
Green Tea
191
Hawthorn
195
Holy Basil
198
Kalmegh
230
Lapacho
234
Lavender
237
Lemon Balm
242
Linseed Flaxseed
246
Liquorice
251
Lobelia
255
Maca
257
Mallow
259
Maritime Pine Bark
261
Milk Thistle
264
Neem
268
Nettle
271
Noni
276
Norway spruce
280
Oats
283
Passionflower
287
Pelargonium
291
Peony
294
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Om forfatteren (2015)

Sarah E Edwards UCL School of Pharmacy, UK

Inês da Costa Rocha UCL School of Pharmacy, UK

Elizabeth M Williamson School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK

Michael Heinrich UCL School of Pharmacy, UK

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