The Botanical Pharmacy

The Botanical Pharmacy

The Pharmacology of 47 Common Herbs

Book - 1999
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Pharmacists are often asked for advice regarding a wide range of botanical products, perhaps because of the accessibility of pharmacists to the general public, but also because many community pharmacies now sell a variety of botanical products. Botanical medicine is becoming big business for pharmacists. The "Trends Report" in Pharmacy Post indicates that three out of every four community pharmacies now sell herbal and homeopathic products. Although some see botanical medicine as a new niche for pharmacy, the opponents of the sale of herbs in pharmacies suggest that most pharmacists have little or no knowledge of botanical medicine.

The Botanical Pharmacy addresses this problem by providing a comprehensive course review of 47 common herbs, with sections for each herb on active constituents, therapeutic uses, relevant pharmacology, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interaction, dosage regimens, extensive references to relevant medical literature, and anecdotal reports. This book will provide pharmacists with a foundation of knowledge from which they can counsel patients about the use of botanical products with confidence; this book will also provide individuals with a basic knowledge of the medicinal properties of herbs with the advanced understanding needed to make informed choices in pursuing better health.

Publisher: Kingston, ON : Quarry Health Books in cooperation with the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, c1999.
ISBN: 9781550822304
1550822306
9781550822526
1550822527
Characteristics: 320 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Michael MRPharmS.

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