The expanded monographs, accompanied by color photographs and references (neither in the original book), include new in-depth overviews that discuss history, recent clinical studies, safety issues, and quality standards. Expanded sections on chemistry and pharmacology, current market data on top-selling herbs, and the most researched brands also appear. The book is competitively priced at $49.95, making it an affordable resource for a wide range of health professionals and consumers.
The editors added a "Quick Look" cross-referencing system for uses, duration of use, contraindications, side effects, pharmacological actions, interactions, pregnancy and lactation, and taxonomy.
ABC played a major role in the development of this book. The following companies provided support to ABC for the research and editorial development of the book:
Stryka Botanics Co., Inc.
Emil Flachsmann AG
Herbalife International, Inc.
Triarco Industries, Inc.
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