Rational Phytotherapy

A Physicians’ Guide to Herbal Medicine

  • Volker Schulz
  • Rudolf Hänsel
  • Varro E. Tyler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 1-39
  3. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 41-106
  4. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 107-168
  5. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 169-201
  6. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 203-264
  7. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 265-284
  8. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 285-297
  9. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 299-330
  10. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 331-355
  11. Volker Schulz, Rudolf Hänsel, Varro E. Tyler
    Pages 357-367
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 369-383

About this book

Introduction

to the Fourth German Edition Rational Phytotherapy continues to add a truly significant dimen­ sion to the practice of evidence-based herbal medicine. Prepara­ tion of a new edition, so short a time after publication of the pre­ vious English version, was necessitated by the rapid increase in the number of scientific and clinical studies attesting to the safe­ ty and utility of phytomedicines. The results of these recent inves­ tigations are now incorporated in the revised text of this volume. Comprehensive, updated information on scientific studies and clinical trials of the therapeutically useful botanical drugs is now placed before interested readers worldwide. Even the most CurS01Y acquaintance with phytotherapy, herbal treatment, botanical medicine - whatever you choose to call i- causes one to recognize that throughout most of the world, and especially in the United States and the United Kingdom, the prac­ tice is at best still an imperfect art. In Germany, the use of plant drugs is a science. There are many reasons for this. Tradition can certainly not be discounted. However, the principal reason is, without question, the enlightened system of laws and regulations governing the sale and use of such products in that country. Basically, the regulations in Germany permit phytomedicines to be sold either as self-selected or prescription drugs provided there is absolute proof of their safety and reasonable certainty of their efficacy. The words "reasonable certainty" are extremely They require that some scientific and clinical evi­ important here.

Keywords

Gastritis alternative medicine chemistry herbal medicine infection inflammation medicine pain pharmacokinetics pharmacology quality control respiratory system therapy toxicology treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Volker Schulz
    • 1
  • Rudolf Hänsel
    • 2
    • 3
  • Varro E. Tyler
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Pharmakognosie und PhytochemieFreien Universität BerlinGermany
  3. 3.MünchenGermany
  4. 4.Purdue UniversityUSA
  5. 5.West LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-98093-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-98095-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-98093-0
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