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Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Guide: An Evidence-Based Reference, 1e

Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Guide: An Evidence-Based Reference, 1e
Author: Natural Standard
ISBN 13: 9780323072953
ISBN 10: 32307295
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2010-01-26
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 896
List Price: $88.95

Covering 400 herbs and supplements, Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Guide: An Evidence-Based Reference provides the high-quality, up-to-date, unbiased information you need to advise your patients. No other book can match its expertise and attention to evidence! Each monograph is concise and easy to read, and includes uses, dosage information, safety considerations, and interactions with drugs and other herbs and supplements. At-a-glance research summaries and an alphabetical organization allow for quick lookup in busy settings!

  • Monographs for the 400 most commonly used and prescribed herbs and supplements - such as arnica, ginseng, lavender, glucosamine, and blue cohosh - provide the information you need for effective clinical decision-making.
  • A unique, evidence-based A-F grading scale evaluates the efficacy of each herb and supplement.
  • Unique! Rating scales show at a glance the quality of available evidence.
  • Updates are peer-reviewed, and include new scientific evidence, dosage recommendations, and more.
  • Dosing information includes dosages for adults and children, and methods for administering.
  • Coverage of allergies, side effects/warnings, and pregnancy/breast-feeding promotes safety by indicating when specific herbs and supplements should not be used, or when caution is required.
  • A review of evidence includes detailed explanations of clinical trials cited and conclusions drawn, especially as they relate to specific diseases and conditions.
  • Evidence tables summarize clinical trial data and provide a quick reference for clinical decision-making.
  • Unique! Cross-referencing by condition and scientific evidence grade provides a convenient decision support tool, making it easy to find the herbs and supplements that may be used for the treatment of particular conditions.

Doody Review Services

Reviewer:Patrick J. Scoble, PharmD(ViroPharma Incorporated)
Description:This is valuable reference of herbs and supplements that a wide spectrum of healthcare professionals can use to advise their patients.
Purpose:The implied purpose is to provide a general informational source on available herbs and supplements that are intended for human use. This objective is worthy in no small part because of the fact that there is a paucity of data on herbs and supplements for human use. This reference compiles and distributes a great deal of valuable information in one place.
Audience:The backgrounds of the founders of Natural Standard speak for themselves, while its editorial board is a vast one with a remarkable pedigree. Given this level of expertise, both the founders and the editorial board are certainly credible authorities.
Features:Some 400 herbs and supplements are reviewed, in a layout that's the book's best asset. It is well organized, concise, and extremely user-friendly. However, the reference list online is not as helpful as it should be..
Assessment:This is great addition to any healthcare professional's library and can readily bolster one's herbal and supplement information armamentarium. The way the book is laid out, the concise and organized way each herb and supplement is presented, and the ease with which the book can be used are clear indicators of the value of this reference.