Herbal Supplements: Efficacy, Toxicity, Interactions with Western Drugs, and Effects on Clinical Laboratory Tests

Herbal Supplements: Efficacy, Toxicity, Interactions with Western Drugs, and Effects on Clinical Laboratory Tests

Editor(s): Amitava Dasgupta, Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler

Published Online: 28 OCT 2010 09:39AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470433508

Online ISBN: 9780470910108

DOI: 10.1002/9780470910108

About this Book

This book focuses on efficacy, toxicity, drug interactions, and abnormal clinical laboratory tests resulting from the use of herbal remedies. Although a few herbal remedies are safe and have efficacy (for example saw palmetto), many herbal remedies are toxic. This book guides in the interpretation of abnormal test results in otherwise healthy subjects due to use of herbal remedies. Chapters focus on interactions between herbals and pharmaceuticals, sources of contamination in herbal supplements, and analytical techniques used in the investigation of herbal remedies.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction and Overview

  2. Part II: Effects of Herbal Remedies on Specific Organ Systems

  3. Part III: Drug Interactions

  4. Part IV: Contamination

  5. Part V: Analytical Implications

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