Summary: An AJN Book of the Year winner in its first edition and consistent bestseller, Mosby's Handbook of Herbs and Natural Supplements provides detailed monographs for 300 herbal products and natural supplements. This latest edition has been completely updated and streamlined to make finding information faster and easier, and a new systematic pregnancy and breastfeeding classification has been added. The handbook continues to be organized alphabetically. Monographs follow a consistent form ...show moreat throughout that includes common and scientific names; origin; reported and investigational uses; actions; product availability, including plant parts used; dosages and routes; contraindications; side effects/adverse reactions; interactions between herb and drugs, foods, and other herbs; lab test interferences; pharmacology; primary chemical components; and client considerations. Critical information is highlighted with an ''alert'' icon, and other icons are used to identify information for pregnant or pediatric patients. Appendices include herbal resources, pediatric herbal use, and a table of drug-herb interactions. References, a comprehensive index, herbal glossary and list of common abbreviations complete the features offered in this must-have handbook. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 09
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