Rational Phytotherapy

A Reference Guide for Physicians and Pharmacists

Rational Phytotherapy

All practitioners and pharmacists interested in treatment with herbal remedies should have this book at their disposal. It is the definitive practice-oriented introduction - now in its fifth edition - to phytotherapy. Methodically classified by organic systems and fields of application, the text provides a quick insight into dosage, form of application and effects of the most important herbal remedies. Only those herbal remedies that are of pharmacological and clinical efficiency have been considered. The authors are highly experienced in the field of postgraduate medical education, and, with this work, present an indispensable reference book for the medical practice.

ESCOP Monographs

The Scientific Foundation for Herbal Medicinal Products

ESCOP Monographs

This book marks a new authority on herbal medicine. Following the indispensable pioneering work of the Commission E in Germany, ESCOP has taken the lead role across Europe over the past decade in reviewing the therapeutic uses of herbal medicinal products. This is now recognized by the European Medicines Evaluation Agency, which formally receives ESCOP monographs as a basis for core dossiers on herbal medicines. Initial funding for the enterprise was provided by the European Commission. ESCOP, representing national phytotherapy associations across Europe, is uniquely placed to provide an international consensus. Preparation of the monographs by the ESCOP Scientific Committee has involved delegates from 15 countries with the assistance of numerous external experts on herbal medicine and an eminent Board of Supervising Editors. Sixty ESCOP monographs were published during the late 1990s. All have been updated and expanded, and this second edition includes a further twenty monographs. The text constitutes an up-to-date review of scientific information on the therapeutic uses of herbal medicines, including indications, dosage, contra-indications, interactions and undesirable effects, together with summaries of pharmacological, clinical and toxicological data. It is extensively referenced to scientific literature - almost 5,000 full citations appear in the book. The ESCOP monographs are an invaluable resource for health professionals, regulators, manufacturers and many others. They provide the evidence base for clinical use of herbal medicinal products.

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals

A Handbook for Practice on a Scientific Basis

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals

Wichtl's standard reference offers comprehensive information about the origin, constituents, effects, indications, and dosage of herbal drugs, phytopharmaceuticals, testing and adulterations. Serving as a practical guide for herbal industry professionals, medical herbalists, pharmacists, naturopath physicians and medical doctors, it is also an essential companion for students of pharmacy, food science and naturopathic medicine.

Rational Phytotherapy

A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine

Rational Phytotherapy

This book is a practice-oriented introduction into phytotherapy. Methodically classified by organic systems and fields of application, it offers a quick insight into dosage, form of application and effects of the most important herbal remedies. Only those herbal remedies that are of pharmacological and clinical efficiency have been considered. The authors are highly experienced in the field of postgraduate medical education and, with this work, present an indispensable reference book for the medical practice.All practitioners and pharmacists interested in the treatment with herbal remedies should have this book at their disposal.

Medicinal Herbs

A Compendium

Medicinal Herbs

Know which botanical medicines are effective—and which to avoid—in an instant Medicinal Herbs: A Compendium contains the profiles of about 200 important and commonly used medicinal herbs. This short, concise resource is translated, complete revised, and updated from the German compendium Arzneidrogenprofile (2000) and was largely edited by the late Varro E. Tyler before his death in 2001. With this guide, pharmacists and health practitioners will be able to quickly find information on medicinal plants and directions for their use. This compendium incorporates important botanicals from both European pharmacognosy and the North American medicinal herb market. Designed originally for pharmacists who need a succinct, easy-to-use manual for every day use, Medicinal Herbs can also benefit pharmacognosists, physicians specializing in natural treatments, midwives, physiotherapists, herbalists, and students of these disciplines. Included in the text are two tables for the medicinal plants—an English-to-Latin binomial list and a Latin binomial-to-English list—allowing readers who are not as familiar with English to more easily find what they need. Each herb’s profile in Medicinal Herbs has its own page which lists: its English name and Latin binomial the parts of the plant used for treatment areas of applications—what ailments are indicated and how the herb is to be used dosage for using herbal teas, tinctures, poultices, and more instructions for the duration of application and when to contact a medical practitioner comments on the use of the herb, its efficiency and safety, and any traditions or folklore on that herb contraindications—when not to use the herb adverse effects interactions with other drugs

Natural Aphrodisiacs

Myth or Reality

Natural Aphrodisiacs

The widespread use of effective prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction has helped advance societys acceptance of talking about sexual dysfunction for both men and women. As the authors elegantly describe, sexual dysfunction and attempts at treating it have been around for as long as sexuality itself. Its no surprise that history is full of myths about aphrodisiacs. Despite all the advances we have made in medicine, the myth of the aphrodisiacs is as powerful as ever. However, sexual dysfunction is very often a complex problem requiring careful, thoughtful and educated treatment. Rarely is there quick natural fix. Consumers need to do their homework before buying into the claims of companies selling natural aphrodisiacs. This book is an excellent resource for those seeking to educate themselves about the history, effectiveness, safety and future of natural aphrodisiacs. Nevertheless, the information contained within the text is also important and valuable for both sides of the patient-physician equation in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Siobhan Hyland McGaughey, M.D. Urologist Urology Associates of central Missouri Columbia, MO 65201 The authors have expressed very clearly the various merits and demerits of natural aphrodisiac products on the market. Discussion on the future prospects of plant used as aphrodisiacs is excellent information for the phytochemists who are interested to pursue research limitations in the area of existing natural aphrodisiacs and their standardizations is consistent with the rising interest of global consumers in green environment. A special effort in creating the drawings of the natural products for enabling readers to identify the natural products is phenomenal. I recommend this book to the lovers of natural products without any hesitation. I hope that manufacturers, scholars and consumers of natural aphrodisiac products will take advantage of this document in years to come. Usha Chowdhary, Ph.D. Professor, Human Environmental Sciences Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 The latest research on herbal aphrodisiacs cited by the authors is very impressive. The appropriate quotations at the beginning of each chapter are very fascinating. It is a comprehensive compendium on natural aphrodisiacs comprising their origin, myth, chemistry, pharmacology, risk and romance. Hand drawings of the plants are excellent and depict their morphological characteristics that can be helpful in identifying them. The book is actually a ready reckoner for physicians, pharmacist, or herbalists for guiding the patients who are incorporating natural products in their daily regime. K. C. Varma, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor & Chief Editor Indian Journal of Natural Products, India

Herbal Vade Mecum

800 Herbs, Spices, Essential Oils, Lipids, Etc., Constituents, Properties, Uses, and Caution

Herbal Vade Mecum

From Acerola used as a supplement of vitamin C and minerals to Zedoary used as a spice and for digestive problems; from herbs used for anxiety and restlessness to those used as insect repellent

RÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000

RÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000

Compiled by German natural products chemist Wolfgang Steglich and his co-editors Burkhard Fugmann and Susanne Lang-Fugmann, RÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products provides highly reliable and comprehensive information on the 6,000 most relevant natural substances, including 15,000 cross references and 2,200 formulas. The book contains descriptions of the different substance classes and important analytical methods, comprehensive indices of Latin Species names and molecular formulas as well as a vast amount of cross referencing. It has been compiled by 40 leaders in their respective fields. Written in a clear, consistent style and thoroughly copy edited, this is a must-have reference work for chemists, biochemists working with natural products, researchers in plant protection, pharmacists and medical researchers, biologists working in drug research as well as microbiologists and botanists working on microorganisms, plants or marine organisms, and interested layman.

Herbs, Botanicals and Teas

Herbs, Botanicals and Teas

Herbs, Botanicals and Teas presents the latest scientific and technical information on the chemical, pharmacological, epidemiological and clinical aspects of major herbal and tea products. Written by leading researchers contributing to the field, this is the first reference to provide in-depth coverage of garlic, ginseng, Echinacea, ginger, fenugreek, St. John's Wort, Ginko Biloba, goldenseal, saw palmetto, valerian, evening primrose, licorice, bilberries and blueberries and black and green teas. Also included are chapters on international regulations and quality assurance and quality control for the herbal and tea industry.