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The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines By Mark Blumenthal (Senior Editor) American Botanical Council American Botanical Council, a nonprofit educational and research organization that provides infor-mation and promotes the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines. Also called
, 1998; Price: $90

The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines' is a compendium of research on herbs and their medicinal uses. The use of herbs as dietary supplements and remedies for ailments has become widespread. This growing popularity caused The American Botanical Council to put together a reference book that works as an excellent resource for doctors, self-medicators, and patients.

The book is organized as a dictionary, with more than 300 herbs listed alphabetically. The information includes dosages, indications, and contraindications of approved herbs, side effects Side effects

Effects of a proposed project on other parts of the firm.
 and pharmacological actions of approved and unapproved un·ap·proved  
Not approved or sanctioned: an unapproved vaccine; an unapproved protest march. 
 herbs, cross-references by body system and ailment ail·ment
A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
, herb-drug interactions herb-drug interactions, See drug interactions.
, and an extensive introduction on the classification of herbal medicine.
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Date:Jan 1, 2001
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