The Natural Medicines
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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 728pp.
Publisher: Morrow,William & Co
Pub. Date: January 1999
Edition Desc: 1 ED
"...an in-depth evaluation of the effectiveness of natural remedies based on the
results of rigorous scientific studies...covers administration, side effects,
dangers, proven effectiveness, common uses, and much more."
From the Publisher
This unique book from a trusted name in medicine rates the effectiveness and
safety of more than three hundred natural substances, based on a careful
assessment of the scientific research available. The alphabetically arranged
listings include every substance readers are likely to want to know about - and
some they may not be familiar with, but should be. At a glance readers will
learn the source of the substance, the forms in which it is commonly available,
the claims made for it, and what scientific studies do (or don't) show about
those claims. Known side effects and dangers are noted as well. A basic 1-to-5
rating scale ranks each substance. The highest rating is given to those
substances with a great degree of safety and effectiveness based on "years of
use and extensive, high-quality studies." Readers also learn how natural
medicines are regulated and tested here and abroad, and do's and don'ts when
selecting natural medicines.
Introduced by Andrew Weil, M.D. of fame, this weighty guide is billed as "the
first authoritative home reference for herbs and natural remedies, from the
nation's largest and most respected organization of pharmacists." Letter tabs
guide one to some 300 natural substances (including devil's dung) rated for
their effectiveness and safety; their regulation and testing globally are
explained. Page numbers are oddly missing from the "index" by symptom and
remedy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
FROM THE BOOK
Table of Contents
Author's Note: Why use Natural Remedies? Definitions, Standards, and Other
What you Get in a Natural Medicine 1
Regulations and Standards: Staying in Tune with the Times 2
Do's and Don'ts for
Wise Consumers 5
How to Use This Book 8
Setting your Own Standards 8
What you will Find in each Listing 13
Natural Medicines and Their Common Uses: A Guide 17
Index of Symptoms 699
Index of Remedies 711
App. A Sources used for Compiling the Dosage Information 725
App. B Sources
Frequently Consulted 727
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