American Herbal Products Association’s Botanical Safety by Zoë Gardner, Michael McGuffin

By Zoë Gardner, Michael McGuffin

Access to exact, evidence-based, and clinically suitable details is vital to a person who makes use of or recommends natural items. With enter from probably the most revered specialists in natural and integrative medication, this thoroughly revised version of the yankee natural items Association’s Botanical defense Handbook experiences either conventional wisdom and modern examine on herbs to supply an authoritative source on botanical protection. The e-book covers greater than 500 species of herbs and offers a holistic knowing of safeguard via facts compiled from medical trials, pharmacological and toxicological reviews, scientific case stories, and ancient texts.

for every species, a quick protection precis is equipped for fast reference, in addition to a close evaluation of the literature. simply understood category structures are used to point the security of every indexed species and the opportunity of the species to have interaction with medicines.

improvements to the second one version comprise:

  • Classification of every herb with either a security score and a drug interplay rating
  • More references indexed for every person herb, vetted for accuracy
  • Specific info on hostile occasions suggested in scientific trials or case reports
  • Safety-related pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of every herb, together with drug interactions
  • Additional details at the use of herbs through pregnant or lactating women
  • Toxicological reviews and knowledge on poisonous compounds

Representing the center of the botanical exchange and comprising the best growers, processors, brands, and dealers of natural items, the challenge of the AHPA is to advertise the accountable trade of natural items. The American natural items organization Botanical security guide, moment variation ensures that this imaginative and prescient is attained. The booklet may be a helpful reference for product brands, healthcare practitioners, regulatory corporations, researchers, and shoppers of natural items.

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Pfänder. 1983. A colour atlas of poisonous plants. 2nd ed. London: Wolfe Publishing. , M. Wu, Y. Qiao, and Z. Wang. 2006. Toxicological mechanisms of Aconitum alkaloids. Pharmazie 61(9):735-741. , K. Terui, M. Fujita, et al. 2007. Five cases of aconite poison ing: Toxicokinetics of aconitines. J. Anal. Toxicol. 31(3):132-137. , P. C. Kite, et al. 1996. Toxicity following accidental ingestion of Aconitum containing Chinese remedy. Hum. Exp. Toxicol. 15(10):839-842. , B. Sun, Q. Zhang, et al. 2008.

Farm. Quim. Sao Paulo 19(2):252-258. Acoraceae SCN: calamus AN: vacha OCN: acorus; sweet calamus; sweetflag Part: rhizome of the diploid asarone-free variety Quick Reference Summary Safety Class: 1 Interaction Class: A Drug and Supplement Interactions Contraindications Editors’ Notes None known. Calamus grows wild in India, China, Europe, and North America, and the phytochemical profile of the plant material varies according to origin. The essential oil of plants from India contains up to 75% β-asarone (see Alkenylbenzenes in Appendix 1), while the oil of calamus from Japan and eastern Russia contains 10–40%, oil from European plants contains None known.

M. Lajolo. 1979. Toxic effects of Acorus calamus oil. Preliminary study with rats and chicken embryos. An. Farm. Quim. Sao Paulo 19(2):252-258. indb 14 2/13/13 8:15 AM Actaea spp. Ranunculaceae Actaea cimicifuga L. SCN: Chinese cimicifuga Syn: Cimicifuga foetida L. ) J. Compton SCN: Chinese cimicifuga Syn: Cimicifuga heracleifolia Kom. PN: sheng ma (rhizome) OCN: large-leaf bugbane Part: rhizome Actaea dahurica (Turcz. ex Fisch. A. ) Franch. SCN: Chinese cimicifuga Syn: Cimicifuga dahurica (Turcz.

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