Herbal Supplements: Efficacy, Toxicity, Interactions with Western Drugs, and Effects on Clinical Laboratory Tests
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Amitava Dasgupta, Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler
Published Online: 28 OCT 2010 09:39AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470433508
Online ISBN: 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.