Herbal medicine : expanded commission E monographs


Mark Blumenthal (Editor)


Integrative Medicine Communications;


1st edition




Holistic Health, Medicine, Herbal, Plants, Medicinal.


The original compendium, The Complete German Commission E Monographs- Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines, developed by the American Botanical Council, set the benchmark as the leading government sanctioned authority on herbs. Now Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs, selects the top 100 plus herbs and expands the depth of content, adding an extensive overview and supporting references to the literature. Full color photographs introduce each of over 100 herbs. Updated and expanded information enhances the value of the core Commission E material for quick referral and everyday use, including, extensive overviews and references, expanded sections on chemistry, pharmacology, contraindications, side effects, drug interactions, dosage and references, as well as name cross-reference, safety, quality, and proper use during pregnancy and lactation. Herbal Medicine provides in-depth information from the best clinical evidence and research to describe each herb's botany, history, composition, safety, and therapeutic use. It presents the quality and efficacy of specific herbal formulations, provides supporting references to the literature and discusses drug interactions, toxicity, and dosage and administration issues.