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The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

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About AHP

Herbal medicines have provided the world’s populations, including Americans, with safe, effective and low cost medicines for centuries. They have a rich and extensive historical basis in use and study which can be referenced to ancient medical writings. More importantly, modern research has validated many of the traditional uses ascribed to herbs. When integrated into medical care with other medications, botanicals can provide consumers and patients with the best chance for maintaining a high quality of life and, in some cases, increase their chance of survival. They can also fill therapeutic niches that are not adequately addressed through conventional therapies. As botanical supplements are integrated into the health care programs of more and more people, it becomes necessary that information regarding their optimal use be made available. Similarly, independent quality control requirements for producing herbal products need to be established to ensure that the highest degree of safety and effectiveness is achieved. Information relative to their safe clinical use, toxicology, interactions with conventional drugs, etc., is especially important to safeguard the public health. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 9th, 2012 at 2:04 am

Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health Care Professionals 2nd Edition

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By Joanne Barnes, Linda A. Anderson, J. D. Phillipson

  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • Publication Date: 1996-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0853692890
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780853692898

Book Description :

First published in 1996, this book stands as a landmark reference work on herbal medicines for health professionals, particularly pharmacists. The authors are all affliliated with the Department of Pharmacognosy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, and the book was commissioned by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in response to the many questions they were fielding on herbal medicines from practicing pharmacists. This is not a book that will interest most lay people as it is quite technical in its approach to the topic.

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June 27th, 2011 at 5:47 am

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