Winston & Kuhn's Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A by Merrily A. Kuhn RN MSN PhD, David Winston AHG

By Merrily A. Kuhn RN MSN PhD, David Winston AHG

The moment version of this pocket consultant provides the necessities of natural remedy and dietary supplementations, combining the normal and clinical worlds. Dr. Kuhn has a PhD in body structure and is writer of 2 pharmacology textbooks; Mr. Winston is a conventional herbalist in perform with a local American heritage.

The publication covers a hundred and fifteen herbs which are in general on hand within the usa and Canada and 15 dietary supplementations. insurance of every herb contains conventional and present makes use of, hazards and toxicities, and a bibliography. This version contains 15 new herbs.

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Part III . The section about supplem ents includes products that a re very popular, such as glucosamine, chondroitin, and coenzyme Q10. The inf ormation given f or each supplem ent includes its scientif ic name; common na me; biologic activity; nutritiona l sources; current use; available forms, dosage, a nd a dministration guidelines; pharmacokinetics; toxicity; contraindications; side effects; long-term safety; use in pregnancy/lactation/children; drug/herb interactions; and bibliography. Some supplements, like herbs, ha ve a scientific basis for use, but some do not.

We ha ve both lea rned m uch in the process! Together, we have combined the tra ditional and scientific worlds so tha t we can educate toda y’s practitioners in the use of herbal products. Often, patients know more (or think they do) a bout herbal products tha n their health care providers do. This text attempts to enlighten the orthodox health care provider a bout both tra ditional and mounting scientific evidence a vailable on herbal products. As a n RN with a PhD in physiology a nd as an a uthor of two pharmacology texts, a critica l care handbook, a nd a laboratory pocket guide, my roots a re securely in the traditional and scientific medical world.

Our thanks also go out to the reviewers of this book for their knowledge and encouraging comments. A ll of the reviewers with whom we worked were willing to sha re their knowledge and expertise with us and the medical community. 2 Herbs: Panaceas or Poisons? Certain herbs ha ve become popular during the past 25 yea rs, but herba l medicine is still poorly understood by the public, medical practitioners, and the media. After a brief honeymoon where herbs were portrayed as “wonder drugs,” we are now seeing article after a rticle on the da ngers of herbs.

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