With all of the essential information you need on herbal pharmacotherapy for the pharmacy setting, this complete reference provides practical guidance on the use of herbal therapies for medical conditions. The text’s unique expanded outline format allows you to quickly review facts and identify important information. Each chapter includes detailed, evidence-based coverage of the effects of herbal medicine on medical conditions, and Natural Standard’s grading scale ensures you use the most effective treatments for your patients. Plus, a section on adjunct therapies provides advice on combining herbal medicine with primary treatments.
- Chapters are organized by medical condition, and present supportive evidence for selected herbal therapies used for specific medical conditions.
- A full-color insert provides photos of herbs covered in the text in their natural settings.
- Case studies prepare healthcare providers for patient counseling in clinical practice.
- Review questions, similar to those on national board exams, allow trainees to evaluate learning and identify areas for further study, with answers provided at the back of the book.
- A section on herbal therapies with limited evidence includes information on widely used products which lack scientific evidence to support use.
- Dosing information provided for adults and children.
- Integrative therapy plans help quickly assess patient needs and create cohesive treatment plans considering all therapeutic options.
- Herb tables by therapeutic class summarize products with properties related to specific medical conditions.
- An appendix of normal lab values includes the relative range for a variety of tests and conditions.
- The comprehensive safety appendix describes adverse effects, clinically significant interactions between herbs and other botanicals (including plants, fungi, algae, and common constituents) with prescription and over-the-counter drugs. This section also includes pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics information for herbal therapies.
- A pregnancy appendix contains scientific evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of herbal products during pregnancy and lactation.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 - Introduction to Herbal Pharmacotherapy
- Chapter 2 - Evidence-Based Integrative Care
- Chapter 3 - Psychiatric Disorders
- Chapter 4 - Anxiety and Insomnia
- Chapter 5 - Depressive Disorders
- Chapter 6 - Physical and Cognitive Enhancement
- Chapter 7 - Parkinson’s Disease
- Chapter 8 - Epilepsy
- Chapter 9 - Pain
- Chapter 10 - Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
- Chapter 11 - Hypertension
- Chapter 12 - Congestive Heart Failure and Diuresis
- Chapter 13 - Angina
- Chapter 14 - Ischemic Disease and Heart Rhythm Disorders
- Chapter 15 - Coagulation Disorders
- Chapter 16 - Lipid Disorders
- Chapter 17 - Respiratory Disorders
- Chapter 18 - Diabetes
- Chapter 19 - Pituitary and Thyroid Disorders
- Chapter 20 - Obesity
- Chapter 21 - Menopause
- Chapter 22 - Osteoporosis
- Chapter 23 - Arthritis
- Chapter 24 - Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Chapter 25 - Liver Disorders
- Chapter 26 - Genitourinary Disorders
- Chapter 27 - Bacterial Infections
- Chapter 28 - Parasitic Infections
- Chapter 29 - Viral Infections
- Chapter 30 - Cancer
- Appendix A – Safety: Adverse Effects, Interactions, Pharmacokinetics
- Appendix B – Pregnancy and Lactation
- Appendix C – Therapeutic Class Tables
- Appendix D – Laboratory Values Answers to Review Questions
By Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD