Herbal Medicines 4th Ed

Herbal Medicines 4th EdBook Reviews: This fourth edition of Herbal Medicines: A guide for healthcare professionals comes a little over ten years after publication of the first edition, and reflects continuing public, professional, research, commercial and other interests in medicinal plants. At the same time, there have been ongoing concerns surrounding the quality, safety and efficacy of herbal medicinal products, and heightened awareness of the need to protect the public against poor-quality and unsafe products. Pharmacists, doctors, nurses, herbal medicine practitioners and other healthcare providers should be knowledgeable about these issues and should be able to advise patients and the public on the safe, effective and appropriate use of herbal preparations; this book aims to provide pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with summarized, yet sufficiently detailed, scientific information to enable them to do so.

Herbal medicines continue to be a popular healthcare choice with the general public not only for health maintenance and wellbeing, minor ailments (e.g. coughs and colds), chronic conditions (e.g. back pain) and serious chronic diseases (e.g. asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes), but also for ‘enhancement’ of functions or processes, such as the use of Ginkgo balboa products for memory enhancement.

Continual vigilance and reporting of adverse effects, including interactions and problems related to poor quality, associated with herbal medicines is essential in order to detect safety issues as soon as possible. In the UK, pharmacists and other state registered healthcare providers and, since 2005, patients and consumers, can report suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with herbal medicines directly to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) using ‘yellow card’ report forms. These forms are included in the British National Formulary and available and for the first time several are included in this book so that they may be more readily at hand to healthcare professionals using this book for information on adverse effects experienced and reported

Bibliographical Data of Herbal Medicines 4th Ed

Reference Type: Book
Record Number: XX
Author: Joanne Ed Barnes
Year: 2013
Place Published: London, UK
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
Number of Pages: 912
Edition: 4
ISBN -10: 0857110357
ISBN-13: 978-0857110350
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