The following readings and websites may provide good information to consumers:
- Tyler VE. Herbs of Choice. The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals. Binghamton, NY: Pharmacaeutical Products Press; 1994.
- Gruenwald S, Brenoller T, Jaenicke L, eds. PDR for Herbal Medicine. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Co; 1999.
- Leung AY, Foster S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons; 1995.
- Newall CA et al. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 1996.
- Bisset NG, ed. A Handbook for Practice on a Scientific Basis. Boca Raton, FL: Medpharm Scientific Publications CRC; 1996.
- Information on the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) may be accessed from the NCCAM web site (nccam.nih.gov)
- National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/IBIDS)
- Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (www.naturaldatabase.com)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Pages:
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Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, CDE, BC-ADM
November 24, 2001
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