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The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety
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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 issues 1. Introduction: what is herb safety? Simon Mills 2. Adverse effects of herbal remedies - the case to answer Dr Debbie Shaw 3. The adverse placebo effect and transient treatment reactions Simon Mills 4. Idiosyncratic drug reactions Simon Mills 5. Human-plant interactions Simon Mills 6. Adverse herb-drug interactions (AHDI) Kerry Bone, Simon Mills and Michelle Morgan and Berris Burgoyne 7. Safety considerations during pregnancy and lactation Kerry Bone 8. The impact of quality issues on the safety of herbal products Kerry Bone 9. Safety concerns involving Chinese herbal medicine Trina Ward 10. Allergic reactions to herbal medicines Professor Stephen Myers and Hans Wohlmuth 11. Pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines Dr. Joanne Barnes 12. Kava: a risk-benefit assessment Dr. Mathias Schmidt, Michelle Morgan, Kerry Bone, and Janice McMillan Part 2 Safety Monographs Appendix A: Herb Listing by Pregnancy and Lactation Categories Appendix 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

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