Herbal Medicine - Expanded Commission E Monographs now available
The new book, Herbal Medicine - Expanded Commission E Monographs, is now available from The American Botanical Council (ABC). This companion to the award-winning The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines provides in-depth information from some of the best clinical research to describe more than 100 of the most widely used medicinal plants. It presents the quality and efficacy of specific herbal preparations, as well as extensive references to scientific literature. "While The Complete German Commission E Monographs covered the broad array of medicinal plants with brief summaries and recommendations on each, this new Herbal Medicine offers greater depth of knowledge and new features," says Mark Blumenthal, the book's lead editor, and founder and executive director of ABC. "This is a much more definitive resource, providing information about clinical studies, herb safety, side effects, interactions, specific formulations, and more." Herbal Medicine is edited by Blumenthal, Alicia Goldberg and Josef Brinckmann, and was published in cooperation with Integrative Medicine Communications. Herbal Medicine also features 107 beautiful color images by noted botanical photographer Steven Foster. It includes expanded and modified scientific research monographs on 107 of the most popular herbs covered by The Commission E Monographs, and expanded overviews on chemistry, pharmacology, therapeutic use, contraindications, dosage and administration, safety, quality, and proper use during pregnancy and lactation, as well as plant name cross-references. The new Herbal Medicine is available as a hardbound text or on CD-ROM for $49.95 each, plus shipping and handling. To order with a credit card, call 800-373-7105, or order from the ABC website at www.herbalgram.org, or contact ABC at 512-926-4900. Founded in 1988 in Austin, Texas, ABC is the leading independent nonprofit organization that educates the public on the responsible and scientific use of medicinal plants. The Complete German Commission E Monographs, published in 1998, was ranked the No. 2 medical text of 1998 by Doody's Medical Book Review Journal, and was included as a "must have" core resource on the Brandon/Hill Selected List of Books and Journals for small medical libraries.