Phytopharmacy: An Evidence-Based Guide to Herbal Medicinal Products

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John Wiley & Sons, 17 lut 2015 - 416
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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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Introduction
1
The Evidence Base for Herbal Medicines
9
How to use
18
Açai
21
Aloe Vera Gel
24
Arnica
27
Artichoke
29
Ashwagandha
32
Horse Chestnut
214
Horsetail
216
Ipecacuanha
219
Ispaghula Husk Psyllium Husk
222
Ivy
227
Kalmegh
230
Lapacho
234
Lavender
237

Asparagus
36
Astragalus
39
Baobab
42
Bearberry
45
Bilberry Blueberry
47
Birch Silver and Downy
50
Bitter Gourd
54
Black Cohosh
57
Bladderwrack Kelp
62
Boldo
67
Brahmi
69
Burdock
72
Butchers Broom
75
Butterbur
78
Calendula
81
Cannabis
84
Centaury
88
Centella
91
Chamomile German
94
Chamomile Roman
97
Chasteberry
99
ChilliCapsicum
103
Cinnamon Chinese CinnamonCassia
106
Cola
111
Comfrey
114
Cramp Bark
118
Cranberry
120
Damiana
123
Dandelion
127
Devils Claw
131
Echinacea
134
Elderberry Elderflower
138
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
Hoodia
202
Hops
206
Horny Goat Weed
210
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
Peppermint
298
Prickly Pear
302
Pumpkin Seed
305
Raspberry Leaf
308
Red Clover
311
Red Vine Leaf
314
Rhodiola
317
Ribwort Plantain
320
Rosehip
322
Roselle
325
Rosemary
328
Sage
332
St Johns Wort
335
Saw Palmetto
340
Schisandra
343
Sea Buckthorn
347
Senna
350
Shatavari
354
Skullcap
357
Slippery Elm
360
Spirulina
363
Squill
366
Tea Tree Oil
368
Thyme
371
Tongkat Ali
375
Turmeric
379
Valerian
383
Verbena
386
Wild Indigo
389
Wild Lettuce
391
Willow Bark
393
Witch Hazel
396
Yohimbe
401
Index
405
EULA
417
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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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