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A Scientific Analysis of Herbal Remedies for Psychiatric Conditions
Author: Ethan B Russo
Category: Health & Fitness
Discover herbal alternatives for the treatment of psychological disorders! Reliable and fact-filled, the Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs: A Scientific Analysis of Natural Treatments for Psychiatric Conditions offers psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, physicians, and students in these fields a comprehensive review of the history, pharmacology, chemistry, and uses of medicinal herbs. A valuable resource for understanding today's unregulated herbal marketplace, this essential guide examines such herbs as ginkgo, ginseng, kava kava, linden, German chamomile, St. John's wort, and valerian, among others. The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs will help you make a well-informed decision on what herbal treatments may be effective and safe for patients, or for you! Figures show that 30 percent of American adults use herbs. The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs investigates the medical value of over 30 well-known herbs through in-depth evaluations that will give you a fuller understanding of the uses and misuses of these natural remedies. This invaluable guide examines the history, use, and research findings of each herb. The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs lists the effectiveness of each herb, guidelines for its use, and any precautions you need to be aware of, and also includes the author's recommendations on approved dosages. Containing cutting-edge information about herbal medicine, the Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs will assist readers in making intelligent choices about buying and using herbs. Some of the herbs discussed in this reliable and fact-filled book include: California poppy Chinese and American ginseng kava linden German and Roman chamomile St. John's wort lavender damiana passion flower plus many more! The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs contains the history, use, phytochemistry, laboratory and clinical studies, and consumer and physician information for each of these widely-used herbs. This important book will help you better understand the role of plants in human psychopathophysiology and its treatment, enlightening you about alternative and proven herbal options for medical care. A Behavioral Science Book Club Main Selection!
The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition
Author: Dennis J Mckenna
Category: Health & Fitness
Answer patients’questions about botanical supplements quickly and easily! This informative book is a compendium of detailed scientific research on 34 of the most popular dietary supplements used in North America and Europe. Its coverage of pharmacological studies on the main medicinal plants used in clinical practice and sold in pharmacies in the Western world is more extensive than any other publication of monographic reviews available. The way Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. is organized (standardized topic formats are used in each monograph) makes it easy for you to locate relevant information quickly and to compare corresponding sections between different entries. This book is an invaluable tool for pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals who need detailed, scientifically accurate information on appropriate use, safety, dosages, and similar issues related to botanical dietary supplements. Each entry in Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Second Edition. covers botanical data (classification and nomenclature, common names, geographic occurrence, and botanical characteristics), plus: history and traditional uses chemistry therapeutic applications pre-clinical studies clinical studies recommended dosages safety profiles (including toxicology) side effects and contraindications drug interactions and special precautions safety recommendations during pregnancy and lactation This extensively referenced volume includes appendixes with information on the major provisions of DSHEA (the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994) and on the criteria and procedures for assessing the quality of botanical products.
The first book in English on the medicinal plants of Europe, this volume contains up-to-date summaries by leading researchers on the pharmacological effects and active compounds for many widely used medicinal plants. It includes discussions of the German Commission E Monographs, of legal issues associated with selling herbs in the U.S., and of the status of European phytomedicines. The chapters are divided into reviews of general issues and detailed entries on specific plants.
160 Tear-Off Pages for Creating, Crafting, and Sharing
Author: Lark Crafts
Publisher: For the Love of
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From succulents to cacti to tropical plants, this gorgeous package of patterns and projects offers a splendid array of trendy design motifs. Inside, you'll find creative ideas and inspiring botanical-themed detachable pages showcasing lush illustrations from artists around the world. The designs are perfect for creating a note to a dear friend, adding a special touch to a gift, decorating a room, or crafting. Extras include: 4 postcards * 4 notecards * 4 sheets of stickers (1 sheet of circular stickers, 1 sheet of die-cut stickers, 1 sheet of rectangular labels, 1 sheet of washi tape) * 2 sheets of gift wrap * 1 sheet of gift tags * 1 small notebook * 1 sheet of perforated bookmarks * 4 detachable posters measuring 7.5 x 10 inches * 1 poster measuring 18 x 24 inches