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Prescription or Poison? : the Benefits and Dangers of Herbal Remedies.

Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: New York : Hunter House, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From echinacea to ayurvedics, this book explains how toxic these remedies are alone or in combination with other widely prescribed drug treatments. For example, one should avoid most herbal remedies when pregnant because of pesticides and preservatives required in growth and storage of the herbs; a widely used herbal antidepressant called kava does damage to the liver; most ayurvedic medicines contain unacceptable  Read more...
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Dasgupta, Amitava.
Prescription or Poison? : The Benefits and Dangers of Herbal Remedies.
New York : Hunter House, ©2011
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amitava Dasgupta
ISBN: 9780897935975 0897935977
OCLC Number: 721195236
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Who Uses them?; Chapter 2. Some Relatively Safe and Effective Herbal Supplements; Chapter 3. Essential Oils and Fish-Oil Supplements: How Effective Are They?; Chapter 4. Herbal Supplements That May Boost Your Immune System; Chapter 5. Homeopathic Remedies: Relatively Safe Alternative Medicine; Chapter 6. Vitamins and Minerals; Chapter 7. Moderately Toxic Herbal Remedies That May Cause Organ Damage; Chapter 8. Severely Toxic Herbal Remedies That May Even Cause Death.

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From echinacea to ayurvedics, this book explains how toxic these remedies are alone or in combination with other widely prescribed drug treatments. For example, one should avoid most herbal remedies when pregnant because of pesticides and preservatives required in growth and storage of the herbs; a widely used herbal antidepressant called kava does damage to the liver; most ayurvedic medicines contain unacceptable levels of lead and other heavy metals; St. John's Wort is not recommended if you are taking a medication for any chronic medical condition. Dr. Dasgupta explains in simple, engaging.

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