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Herbal supplements : efficacy, toxicity, interactions with western drugs and effects on clinical laboratory tests / edited by Amitava Dasgupta, Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler.

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Subject: Herbs > Toxicology.
Herbs > Therapeutic use.
Drug-herb interactions.
Plants, Medicinal > chemistry.
Plants, Medicinal > toxicity.
Dietary Supplements > toxicity.
Herb-Drug Interactions.
Pathology, Clinical > methods.
Phytotherapy > adverse effects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780470910092
  • ISBN: 0470910097
  • ISBN: 9780470910108
  • ISBN: 0470910100
  • ISBN: 1282883704
  • ISBN: 9781282883703
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 470 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Son, ©2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: An introduction to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) / Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler -- Relatively safe herbal remedies / Angela M. Ferguson and Uttam Garg -- Risk of toxicity associated with unregulated herbal products / Steven W. Cotton -- Herbal remedies with immunomodulatory effects / Jeffrey K. Actor -- Kelp and abnormal thyroid functions / Bruce Rosenweig -- Herbal medications and the patient with chronic kidney disease / Mariana S. Markell -- Abnormal liver function tests due to the use of hepatotoxic herbals / Amitava Dasgupta and Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler -- Homeopathic medicine : principle, efficacy and toxicity / Amitava Dasgupta -- Common Indian ayurvedic medicines and interactions with western medicines / Amitava Dasgupta -- Tradition and prospective of Arab and Islamic herbal medicine / Bashar Saad and Omar Said -- Licorice and laboratory tests / Salvador F. Sena -- Drug interactions with St. John's wort / Matthew D. Krasowski -- Drug-herb interactions in patients with HIV/AIDS / Natella Y. Rakhmanina and John N. van den Anker -- Interactions between fruit juices and therapeutic drugs : impact on therapeutic drug monitoring / Amitava Dasgupta -- Drug interactions with ginseng and ginkgo biloba / Ashok Tholpady and Semyon Risin -- Drug interactions with garlic and ginger supplements / Charbel Abou-Diwan and James Ritchie -- Heavy metal toxicity and herbal remedies / Christine L.H. Snozek and Loralie J. Langman -- Contamination of herbal remedies with western drugs : role of clinical laboratory / Uttam Garg and Angela M. Ferguson -- Beyond herbals : common plant poisonings / Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler -- Interferences of herbal remedies with immunoassays for therapeutic drugs / Amitava Dasgupta -- Role of laboratory in detecting plant poisoning / Ronald W. McLawhon.
Summary: 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.
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