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Herbs and Natural Supplements : An Evidence-based Guide - Professor Lesley Braun

Herbs and Natural Supplements

An Evidence-based Guide

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A must-have health companion for herbalists, naturopaths, complementary medicine practitioners and students

"Recommended evidence-based reference on Complementary Medicines? National Pharmacy Board 2010

Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide presents evidence-based information on the 130 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements used across Australia and New Zealand.

This exhaustive textbook is organised alphabetically by each herb or nutrient's common name. Herbs and nutrients are then accompanied by critical information such as daily intake, main actions and indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy and more.

This new edition of Herbs and Natural Supplements has been expanded with new chapters on pregnancy and wellness.

It also features 10 new monographs for Arginine, Dunaliella, Elde, Goji, Pelargonium, Prebiotics, Red Yeast Rice, Rhodioloa, Shatavari and Taurine.



. provides current, evidence-based information on herbal, nutritional and food supplements used in Australia and New Zealand
. is user-friendly and easily organised by easy-to-find A-Z herbal monographs
. appendices offering important additional information for the safe use of herbal and nutritional supplements, including a list of poison information centres, associations, manufacturers and more
. offers clear, comprehensive tables including herb/natural supplement - drug interactions
. lists the pharmacological actions of all herbs and natural supplements
. a glossary of terms relevant to herbs and natural supplements

. two comprehensive new chapters: Herbs and Natural Supplements in Pregnancy and Introduction to Wellness
. all chapters completely updated and expanded
. ten new monographs taking the total to 130
. now also available as an eBook! A code inside Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material

"This long awaited third edition lives up to expectations and is the quintessential?Australian guide to evidence based herbs?and natural supplements. This text is essential for practitioners, manufacturers and students interested in integrative medicine." MedicineRoom.net

Organisation of this bookp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
About the authorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Reviewersp. xiv
Herbal and natural supplements
Introduction to complementary medicinep. 1
Introduction to herbal medicinep. 14
Introduction to clinical nutritionp. 23
Introduction to aromatherapyp. 36
Introduction to food as medicinep. 47
Clinical practice
Introduction to the practice of integrative medicinep. 67
Safety and complementary medicinesp. 80
Interactions with herbal and natural medicinesp. 94
Preoperative care: considerationsp. 113
Cancer and safety of complementary medicinesp. 126
Herbs and natural supplements in pregnancyp. 149
Introduction to wellnessp. 173
Monographs
Adhatodap. 187
Albiziap. 190
Aloe verap. 192
Andrographisp. 200
L-Argininep. 207
Astragalusp. 213
Baical skullcapp. 218
Beta-carotenep. 229
Bilberryp. 247
Bitter melonp. 251
Black cohoshp. 255
Brahmip. 263
Calciump. 267
Calendulap. 281
Carnitinep. 285
Celeryp. 296
Chamomilep. 299
Chaste treep. 305
Chickweedp. 310
Chitosanp. 312
Chondroitinp. 315
Chromiump. 320
Cinnamonp. 328
Clovesp. 332
Cocoap. 336
Coenzyme Q10p. 346
Colostrump. 358
Cranberryp. 363
Creatinep. 367
Damianap. 374
Dandelionp. 376
Devil's clawp. 379
Dong quaip. 383
Dunaliella salinap. 388
Echinaceap. 391
Elderp. 400
Eucalyptusp. 403
Evening primrose oilp. 408
Fenugreekp. 416
Feverfewp. 420
Fish oilsp. 426
Flaxseed oilp. 444
Folatep. 452
Garlicp. 466
Gentianp. 479
Gingerp. 480
Ginkgo bilobap. 493
Ginseng - Koreanp. 509
Ginseng - Siberianp. 524
Globe artichokep. 532
Glucosaminep. 535
L-Glutaminep. 543
Gojip. 552
Goldenrodp. 555
Goldensealp. 557
Grapeseed extractp. 565
Green teap. 572
Guaranap. 582
Gymnema sylvestrep. 587
Hawthornp. 591
Honeyp. 598
Hopsp. 604
Horse chestnutp. 608
Horseradishp. 613
Iodinep. 614
Ironp. 622
Kava kavap. 633
Lavenderp. 638
Lemon balmp. 645
Licoricep. 650
Lutein and zeaxanthinp. 661
Lycopenep. 669
L-Lysinep. 677
Magnesiump. 680
Meadowsweetp. 691
Mulleinp. 693
Myrrhp. 695
New Zealand green-lipped musselp. 700
Nonip. 701
Oatsp. 704
Olivep. 710
Orangep. 718
Passionflowerp. 722
Pelargoniump. 725
Peppermintp. 728
Perillap. 737
Policosanolp. 743
Prebioticsp. 748
Probioticsp. 754
Psylliump. 767
Pygeump. 771
Quercetinp. 774
Raspberry leafp. 782
Red cloverp. 785
Red yeast ricep. 791
Rhodiolap. 794
Rosemaryp. 801
S-Adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe)p. 805
Sagep. 810
St John's wortp. 813
St Mary's thistlep. 824
Saw palmettop. 836
Schisandrap. 840
Seleniump. 844
Shark cartilagep. 856
Shatavarip. 859
Slippery elmp. 864
Soyp. 866
Stinging nettlep. 877
Taurinep. 881
Tea tree oilp. 885
Thymep. 890
Tribulusp. 893
Turmericp. 897
Tyrosinep. 907
Valerianp. 912
Vitamin Ap. 917
Vitamin B1p. 926
Vitamin B2 - riboflavinp. 932
Vitamin B3 - niacinp. 936
Vitamin B5 - pantothenic acidp. 946
Vitamin B6p. 949
Vitamin B12p. 957
Vitamin Cp. 966
Vitamin Dp. 985
Vitamin Ep. 1002
Wild Yamp. 1024
Willowbarkp. 1026
Withaniap. 1029
Zincp. 1037
Appendixes
Glossary and abbreviationsp. 1055
Herb/nutrient-drug interactionsp. 1060
Poisons information centresp. 1113
Resources: training, manufacturers and informationp. 1114
Guide to the safe use of complementary medicines during the preoperative periodp. 1118
Clinical use and safety of vitamins and mineralsp. 1123
Evidence base for physiological activities of herbs and supplementsp. 1134
Indexp. 1173
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ISBN: 9780729539104
ISBN-10: 0729539105
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1221
Published: 20th March 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.5  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 1.68
Edition Number: 3