Principles and Practice of Botanicals as an Integrative Therapy

1st Edition

Anne Hume, Katherine Kelly Orr

CRC Press
Published March 13, 2019
Reference - 436 Pages - 150 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498771146 - CAT# K29416
Series: Clinical Pharmacognosy Series

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The purpose of this book is to focus on major considerations in the clinical use of botanicals as an integrated therapy in current health care. The book uses an organ system approach to presenting clinical evidence on the use of botanicals for common conditions. The chapters include brief sections on background and pharmacognosy, preparation and dosing, safety, evidence and clinical application. In addition, several chapters highlight pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenomic considerations with botanicals in precision medicine and their use in special populations. Finally, a summary on the editors' perspective of "challenges and opportunities" is provided, which discusses the practice of botanicals as integrative therapies and where they are heading in the future.