PDR--- for Herbal Medicines
PDR--- for Herbal Medicines provides the results of an exhaustive literature review conducted by the respected PhytoPharm U.S. Institute of Phytopharmaceuticals under the direction of noted botanist, Dr. Joerg Gruenwald
The following are contents;
Alphabetical Index :Lists all scientific, common, and brand names found in the herbal monographs.
Therapeutic Category Index :Groups herbs by therapeutic or medicinal category. Listings are alphabetical by category and accepted common name. Herbs deemed effective by Commission E are flagged for quick recognition.
Indications Index :Lists herbs by their primary indications. Entries are alphabetical by indication and accepted common name. Herbs deemed effective by Commission E are specially flagged.
Homeopathic Indications Index : Catalogs herbal applications in homeopathy. Entries are alphabetical by indication and scientific name.
Asian Indications Index :Groups herbs by their therapeutic uses in Chinese and Indian medicine. Listings are alphabetical by indication and accepted common name.
Side Effects Index :Groups herbs by the adverse reactions with which they have been associated. Listings are alphabetical by reaction and accepted common name.
Drug/Herb Interactions Guide :Lists problem combinations alphabetically by the name of the drug and the name of the interacting herb, and provides a brief description of each combination's potential effect.
Safety Guide :Lists herbs that must be avoided while pregnant or nursing, and herbs that should be used only under professional supervision. Includes all scientific, common, and brand names.
Manufacturers Index :Provides contact information for each supplier whose products appear in the monographs.
Herb Identification Guide :Permits rapid, positive identification of unknown botanicals.
Includes nearly 400 full-color photos.
Product Identification Guide :Present photos of a representative group of popular commercial formulations.
Herbal Monographs :Profiles of 700 medicinal herbs, including trade names, description, actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse effects, overdosage, dosage, and literature citations. Organized alphabetically by accepted common name, and cross-referenced by scientific name.
Glossary ;A key to the specialized botanical nomenclature and other unfamiliar terminology employed in the herbal monographs.
Poison Control Centers
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