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PDR for Herbal Medicines, 4th Edition [Hardcover]

Thomson Healthcare
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September 15, 2007 1563636786 978-1563636783 Fourth Edition
This definitive guide to current herbal remedies includes more than 700 monographs complete with scientific and common names, indications, and usage (including Commission E–approved usage). Featured are clinical studies results, when available, and usage in Chinese, Indian, and homeopathic medicine, when applicable. The guide also includes information on possible interactions with prescription drugs, and the management of those interactions and is fully indexed for easy use.

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  • Hardcover: 990 pages
  • Publisher: Thomson Reuters; Fourth Edition edition (September 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563636786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563636783
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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In my interest in learning and understanding the medicinal qualities and uses of herbs for my own personal use (and without any formal medical training), I've purchased many books on 'herbal medicine' and 'homeopathic medicines/remedies'. While there are some good books out there, there is NOTHING I've come across that is as complete as this reference book (4th Edition, 2007).

Some of the most exciting parts of this book for me have been the color photos of the plants (and not just a black and white sketch, or lack thereof, included with some of my other books), the description of the medicinal PARTS of the plant, the pharmacology of plant, and the references (or literature citations) provided that allow me to research further on my own.

This PDR provides you with:

1) An ALPHABETICAL INDEX (in the front): Lists all scientific and common names found in the herbal monographs.

2) THERAPEUTIC CATEGORY INDEX (i.e. acne preparations. migraine preparations, to wound care products): 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 reference.

3) INDICIATIONS INDEX (i.e. abdominal cramps, relief of flatulance, to superficial wounds): Lists herbs by their primary indications. Entries are alphabetical by indication and accepted common name. Herbs deemed effective by Commission E are specially flagged.

4) HOMEOPATHIC INDICATIONS INDEX(i.e. aches, muscular, induction of sleep, to relief of symptomatic wheezing): Catalogs herbal applications in homepathy. Entries are alphabetical by indication and scientific name.

5) ASIAN INDICATIONS INDEX: Groups herbs by their thereuptic uses in Chinese and Indian medicine.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, but NOT for herbalists September 10, 2008
Format:Hardcover
This is a great book, exhaustive and full of information. It can be easily read and understood by medical doctors. The information included are clearly presentred, including reports from trials and preparation methods. It also includes indications according to commision E (which is not FDA or EMEA, but they try to do something equivalent).

This book is not intended for herbalists or people who practice herbalism! The language is different. This book is intended for physicians who would like to learn some basic stuff about herbs and maybe try to use them somehow. But remember, this is a reference book!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Longevity is not its best quality February 26, 2010
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While the content of the book is great (good reference guide), the materials its made out of are a joke. I buy books for life, this book will last a few years at best. Given its cost, I am considering returning it and finding a digital copy. I love to have quality hard copy books in my personal library, but this is made from some cardboardish material, and the pages are newsprint. The ink smears if your hands arent bone dry. THe pages tear VERY EASILY as you turn pages. The quality of production is very poor, and in no way justifies the price. FAIL.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Herbal PDR June 9, 2010
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Had one before and loaned it to someone who must have really liked it because it never came home. Very comprehensive book with some scientific evidence thrown in to the homeopathic idea. Good all around reference.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much to know May 13, 2013
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This book is great for anyone interested in medicine, in herbs, or in holistic healing. There is so much to know about even the weeds in our yards. I got this book because I needed relief from heavy menstrual periods and wanted to see what herbal remedies were available that the FDA finds safe. All these herbs have been tested, and the results and chemical properties are all listed here in this book. SO WORTH THE PRICE! I found an herb called shepherds purse that grows all over my yard, it ended up being just what I needed. This book is awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PDR for Herbal Medicines March 30, 2013
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I like this book as it give up-to-date information on what herbs are used to treat what condition. This book should be in every physician's office and used as a PRIMARY resource before getting out the scrip pad. Many Herbs are as effective at treating conditions as prescribed medications, but without the toxicity and side effects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PDR for Herbal Medicines August 3, 2010
By Laz
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Very comprehensive, but omits some obvious, common herbs. Some preparations are of limited use; not describing all use preparation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 7, 2014
By FDH
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Great book and one to have in your library
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Published 6 days ago by Hermanto Suganda
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting.
Ever notice all the horrible side effects that come with big pharma's legal poisons and toxins? Better to grow your own medicines, or at least use the ones that grow freely out of... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kris k.
5.0 out of 5 stars PDR for Herbal Medicines
I give this 5 Stars as I really like it since I've used it so much to make sure I have no interactions with my regular medications.
Published 4 months ago by Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reference
This book is fantastic - gives you all of the herbal supplements, their uses in different types of treatments, references to studies that have been done, what dosages to use etc. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Schnack
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome must have
This is a must have for any Herbalist, or anyone involved in natural medicine. I highly recommend this very complete book of herbs.
Published 8 months ago by rebajean
4.0 out of 5 stars PDR HERBAL MEDICINES
This book is OK for my submittions of Ministry of Health from Costa Rica thank you so much!
KIND REGARDS,
JJ
Published 9 months ago by Juan Jose Arrieta Acuña
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
It is really a excellent desk reference for students and professionals. Clear, well-organized, and with lots of updated information which provides what students and professionals... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Alice
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
A must for anyone who studies herbalism! This book stays with me all the time in my shop. It's wonderful to have such a reference at my disposal!
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice reference
This book is an outstanding reference , we use herbs on a daily bases, it is nice to be able to look up something and use it in the correct manner
Published 14 months ago by jean jeup
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
This book has everything for healing with plants and herbs. It gives full photos of what everything looks like and a full description of what everything does and what it looks... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Ann Neaderman
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