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This book covers the principles and issues of safety relating to herbal medicine, and examines the relevant safety data for over 70 commonly used or contentious herbs. With contributions from leading international experts, the book covers issues of quality, interactions, adverse reactions, toxicity, allergy, contact sensitivity, and idiosyncratic reactions.
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Part 1 Safety issues1. Introduction: what is herb safety? Simon Mills 2. Adverse effects of herbal remedies - the case to answerDr Debbie Shaw3. The adverse placebo effect and transient treatment reactionsSimon Mills4. Idiosyncratic drug reactionsSimon Mills5. Human-plant interactions Simon Mills6. Adverse herb-drug interactions (AHDI)Kerry Bone, Simon Mills and Michelle Morgan and Berris Burgoyne7. Safety considerations during pregnancy and lactationKerry Bone 8. The impact of quality issues on the safety of herbal productsKerry Bone9. Safety concerns involving Chinese herbal medicineTrina Ward10. Allergic reactions to herbal medicinesProfessor Stephen Myers and Hans Wohlmuth11. Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicinesDr. Joanne Barnes 12. Kava: a risk-benefit assessment Dr. Mathias Schmidt, Michelle Morgan, Kerry Bone, and Janice McMillan Part 2 Safety MonographsAppendix A: Herb Listing by Pregnancy and Lactation CategoriesAppendix B: Pregnancy and Lactation Categories Listing by Herb

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-As more people are using herbs, either prescribed or self-prescribed, it is useful to have this information in your office in an easily accesible format. I recommend it.- Complementary Medicine, September / October 2005 "As more people are using herbs, either prescribed or self-prescribed, it is useful to have this information in your office in an easily accesible format. I recommend it." Complementary Medicine, September / October 2005

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