Access the most reliable information on herbs and alternative medicines from trusted author, Linda Skidmore-Roth, in Mosby's Handbook of Herbs and Natural Supplements! Reviewed by nurses and herbalists alike, this authoritative resource presents herb and supplement profiles in a convenient, A-Z format for fast reference. This edition's updated, streamlined design helps you find information quickly, and a new systematic pregnancy and breastfeeding classification offers the latest guidelines for this special client population.
Detailed monographs for 300 commonly used herbal products and natural supplements include vital information on the products you'll encounter with your clients.
Updated references and information from new studies make this a reliable source for herbal content.
Alert icons warn you of potentially dangerous reactions that could threaten your clients' health.
Popular Herb, Pregnancy, and Pediatric icons help you find relevant content quickly for common herbs and herbs for special populations.
Quick-reference format presents consistent monographs for each herb and makes it easy to find the information you need.
Herbal Resource appendix, Drug/Herb Interaction appendix, Pediatric Herbal Use appendix, and a list of abbreviations provide essential resources and expanded herbal material in one convenient spot.
A comprehensive index of herbal terms allows you to look up an herb by its common or scientific name, as well as by condition.
New to this Edition
A pregnancy classification system from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration allows you to analyze herbs individually and provides a consistent formula to decide which herbs should be used.
Updated content throughout includes the latest uses, actions, dosages, contraindications, side effects/adverse reactions, interactions, pharmacology, alerts, and references.
Pediatric Herbal Use appendix covers uses, guidelines, and expanded pediatric and adolescent information for 32 herbs.
Drug/Herb Interaction appendix lists known drug and herb interactions for herbs included in the handbook to ensure client safety.
Acidophilus Aconite Agar Agrimony Alfalfa Allspice Aloe American hellebore Andrographis Androstenediol Angelica, European Anise Arginine Arnica Artichoke Ash Astragalus Avens Balsam of Peru Barberry Barley Basil Bay Bayberry Bearberry Bee pollen Benzoin Beta-carotene Betel palm Bethroot Betony Bilberry Birch Bistort Bitter melon Bitter orange Black catechu Black cohosh Black haw Black hellebore Black pepper Black root Blessed thistle Bloodroot Blue cohosh Blue flag Bogbean Boldo Boneset Borage Boron Boswellia Brewer's yeast Broom Buchu Buckthorn Bugleweed Burdock Butcher's broom Butterbur Cacao tree Calcium Calumba Capsicum Caraway Cardamom Carline thistle Carnitine Cascara Castor Catnip Cat's claw Celandine Celery Centaury Chamomile Chaparral Chaste tree Chaulmoogra oil Chickweed Chicory Chinese cucumber Chinese rhubarb Chitosan Chondroitin Chromium Cinnamon Clary Clematis Cloves Coenzyme Q10 Coffee Cola tree Colostrum, bovine Coltsfoot Comfrey Condurango Copper Coriander Corkwood Couchgrass Cowslip Cranberry Creatine Cucumber Daffodil Daisy Damiana Dandelion Devil's claw DHEA Dill Dong quai Echinacea Elderberry Elecampane Ephedra Eucalyptus Evening primrose oil Eyebright False unicorn root Fennel Fenugreek Feverfew Figwort Fish oils Flax Folic acid Fo-ti Fumitory Galanthamine Gamma linolenic acid Garcinia Garlic Gentian Ginger Ginkgo Ginseng Glossy privet Glucomannan Glucosamine Glutamine Glycine Goat's rue Golden rod Goldenseal Gossypol Gotu kola Grapeseed Graviola Green tea Ground ivy Guarana Guar gum Guggul Gymnema Hawthorn Hops Horehound Horse chestnut Horseradish Horsetail Huperzine A Hyssop Iceland moss Indigo Inosine Irish moss Jaborandi Jamaican dogwood Jambul Jimsonweed Jojoba Juniper Kaolin Karaya gum Kava Kelp Kelpware Khat Khella Kudzu Lady's mantle Lavender Lecithin Lemon balm Lemongrass Lentinan Licorice Lily of the valley Lobelia Lovage Lungwort Lycopene Lysine Maitake Male fern Mallow Marigold Marijuana Marjoram Marshmallow Mayapple Meadowsweet Melatonin Milk thistle Mistletoe, European Monascus Morinda Motherwort Mugwort Mullein Mustard Myrrh Myrtle Neem Nettle New Zealand green-lipped mussel Night-blooming cereus Nutmeg Oak Oats Octacosanol Oleander Oregano Oregon grape Pansy Papaya Parsley Parsley piert Passionflower Pau d'arco Peach Pectin Pennyroyal Peppermint Perilla Peyote Pill-bearing spurge Pineapple Pipsissewa Plantain Pokeweed Pomegranate Poplar Poppy Prickly ash Propolis Pulsatilla Pumpkin Pycnogenol Pygeum Queen Anne's lace Quince Quinine Ragwort Raspberry Rauwolfia Red bush tea Rose hips Rue Safflower Saffron Sage SAM-e Sassafras Savory Saw palmetto Schisandra Senega Senna Shark cartilage Siberian ginseng Skullcap Slippery elm Sorrel Soy Spirulina Squill St. John's wort Storax Tea tree oil Thymus extract Tonka bean Turmeric Valerian White cohosh Wild cherry Wild yam Wintergreen Witch hazel Wormseed Yarrow Yellow dock Yellow lady's slipper Yerba maté Yerba santa Yew Yohimbe
A. Herbal Resources
B. Drug/Herb Interactions
C. Pediatric Herbal Use
By Linda Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP, Consultant, Littleton, CO; Former Nursing Faculty, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX
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"Skidmore-Roth has put together a revised, concise and comprehensive evidence-based guide.The sense of history and traditional use of the herbs makes for interesting reading, but this book's real value lies in its accessibility. This is a useful resource for clinicians looking to advise or check compatibility with other treatments." Nursing Standard, October 2009