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The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies
2 Volumes
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Author(s) :
Marilyn Barrett
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Edition(s) at Erowid :
2004(hb,1st ed,fine)
Publisher :
Haworth Press
The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies is the reference tool you need to distinguish those herbal products that have been clinically tested from those for which there is little or no real evidence that substantiates or disputes their claims of efficacy. This essential volume provides a snapshot of over 160 herbal products that have been tested in clinical trials. Details of the products and the clinical trials they underwent are here --in an easy to read, at-a-glance format. In addition, the book contains eleven chapters covering the basic fundamentals of herbal medicine--including history and regulation, product characterization, standardization, bioavilability, efficacy, safety, pharmacopoeial monographs, and the motives for conducting clinical studies both in the United States and Europe.

"I wholeheartedly recommend this reference text. The monographs are thorough, informative, in-depth, and up-to-date. This book contains a host of information that similar books omit and that would be difficult and time-consuming to retrieve."
-- E. Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPEd, Director and Professor, Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School

"Clinicians searching for detailed and accurate information on herbal clinical trials will find much that is useful."
-- Michael Rotblatt, MD, PharmD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicin, UCLA.

"Of great interest to students and practitioners in any of the health sciences, to manufacturers of botanical products, to the lay public, to libraries, and to those in the media who can rely on the information in this book to be authoritative. Provides, for the first time, information on specific botanical products that relates to their therapeutic value. The book is well written by experts in their fields."
-- Norman R. Farnsworth, PhD, Research Professor of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, U of Illinois at Chicago.

"An important addition to the modern clinical literature on herbs."
-- Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Georgetown University

"Presents valuable information to providers and patients. . . . Describes the proccess of evidence gathering, sorting, grading, and peer review. . . . One unique feature is a detailed description of specific products used in clinical trials."
-- Philippe O. Szapary, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine