"The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it." -- Samuel Johnson
The Internet Guide to Herbal Remedies helps you find reliable online resources for the information you need about herbs used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease, depression, and AIDS. This easy-to-use consumer guide will help you steer clear of misleading--and potentially harmful--information that often amounts to nothing more than a thinly veiled product advertisement, as you search for the accurate and up-to-date news, facts, and advice that are out there--if you know where to look.
Author David J. Owen, whose previous book, The Herbal Internet Companion: Herbs and Herbal Medicine Online
(Haworth) won the 2002 International Herb Association Book Award, guides you through Web sites, mailing lists, listservs, newsgroups, and databases to uncover safe and sound health information that's aimed at specific conditions and specific populations; there's even a chapter on herbs for pets! You'll find the information you need on the safety and effectiveness of herbal remedies, current laws and regulations governing their use, and the basics of botany, including how herbs are named and what parts of the plants are used.
Internet Guide to Herbal Remedies provides the information you need on:
- decoding herbal product labels
- general and CAM Web sites
- PubMed (MEDLINE)
- Google versus PubMed
- Web sites that discuss side effects and herb-drug interactions
- consumer awareness Web sites
- Web sites for specific diseases and conditions
- Web sites for specific populations
- Web addresses, browsers, and navigating Web sites
- and much more!
Internet Guide to Herbal Remedies also includes helpful tables, figures, and screen captures from Web sites. This book is essential for anyone looking for safe and reliable information online.