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The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs

by Dr. Heather Boon & Michael Smith

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The most current scientific information from the world's leading medical journals.

Although there is growing consumer awareness of alternative and complementary medicine, there is a lack of comprehensive information available on herbal products. While pharmacists, physicians and other health care professionals sometimes offer advice, their patients want more information.

The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs is a comprehensive, fully-illustrated reference to the 50 most commonly prescribed herbs.

A complete description of each herb is featured along with its other common names, possible adverse effects, therapeutic uses for treating illness and disease as well as potential drug interactions.

Some of the herbs included are:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Evening Primrose
  • Goldenseal
  • Scullcap
  • Burdock
  • Tumeric
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Meadowsweet

This guide is written by professional pharmacists, one a naturopathic doctor, using the most current research and clinical testing.

The authors' easy-to-understand text, combined with the latest findings and clear directions for safe dosages, makes this practical reference on medicinal herbs a primary resource of data.

 

Contributor Notes

Dr. Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD, is a licensed pharmacist, and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. She has held a Medical Research Council of Canada post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Michael Smith, BPharm, MRPharmS, ND, is a licensed pharmacist, a naturopathic doctor, and Head of Botanical Sciences at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a Senior Adviser at the prestigious Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada, which is responsible for investigating and certifying the medical efficacy and safety of herbs.

 

Editorial Reviews

A layman's guide to using herbs safely.

— Appleton Post-Crescent

Considering the growing number of people who are using alternative medicine as an answer to the difficulty in obtaining health care, this easy to read, well-organized book is a blessing for the patient or practitioner trying to understand the appropriate use of common medicinal herbs... this great book supplies useful information about fifty of the most common medicinal herbs... should be on every practicing physician's desk.

— Journal of the Natural Medicine Association

A compilation of well-written and easily understandable reviews of herbal medicines... highly recommended for public and academic libraries.

— E-Streams

The text is well written and will be easily understood by the lay reader as well as the health professional. It would be a good addition to the reference shelf of any library needing to provide information on medicinal herbs.

— American Reference Books Annual, Volume 36

Pharmacists team up to define not only what the most common medicinal herbs are but also what they are not.

— Science News

Finally I have found a book on herbal medicine that I can recommend wholeheartedly... one of the best books on the subject to date. The evidence summarized here is objective rather than promotional, and key statements are fully referenced rather than opinion based.

— Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies

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