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Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database (Natural Medicines)

In the last couple of years, this Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database has become the gold standard “go-to” source of reliable data in Natural Medicines. As such, it deserves a nickname. Our group simply calls it “Natural Database”. We hope you will find it useful. — The Natural Database Team

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  1. Dr. Mike S "Dr. Mike" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Natural Medicine Database, June 6, 2010
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    This review is from: Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database (Natural Medicines) (Paperback)

    This is a helpful addition to the Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR). It is a MUST to have in a doctor’s office! It lists many OTCs and supplements which people should read about BEFORE they take them. They also help a physician figure out what products may be producing certain side-effects.
    Every 3-4 years, you should get the revised edition as well.

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    ... on July October 31st, 2011
  2. reader "reader" says:
    15 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    This is a major piece of garbage, December 7, 2006
    This review is from: Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database (Natural Medicines) (Paperback)

    This is billed as an authoritative resource for people seeking information
    about herb use, however, there is NOT ONE herbalist on the entire staff
    which provided authorship and research for this book, nor, ANY OTHER
    type of holistic practitioner. So, absolutely NOBODY who put this book
    together has ANY KIND OF EXPERIENCE in the actual use of and workings
    of herbal and botanical medicinals, AT LEAST AS THEY WERE MEANT TO
    BE USED, WHICH IS NOT AS SUBSTITUTES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS.
    No known herb books are referenced!! Millenia of human culture and its knowledge of herbal actions in the human body is flushed away in the presentation of this book.
    Page after page is full (and this gives the book its impressive heft- its
    very emptiness of information) of ‘no known data” or “effectiveness not
    known” – er – not known by whom? Are you missing where to look ? As a
    well studied and practiced herbalist, I gladly ordered my copy hoping
    to round out my library, and found very little to use, and hardly a
    background presented to trust from. If you are a VERY EXPERIENCED
    herbalist and clinician , YOU MAY be able to pick through the book
    and find a few shards of useful information. One of those shards
    might be some “known” reactions of herbs with medical drugs – but even
    then, in this book, there is a lot of conjecture on even that topic. Often highly drugged people are past the point of using herbs, or may
    need to eventually choose a non-drug approach if they can.
    But if you are a layperson,
    or any other person for that matter, most of what you come across will
    simply scare the castor oil out of you , against any kind of herb
    use whatsoever. That is very sad, and exactly what leads to the current
    gulf in integrating various health care approaches. it is EXACTLY
    why millions of people are spending MILLIONS of dollars (not insurance
    money) to seek out the opinions and care of holistic practitioners.
    The book constantly cites side effects and also deaths , without telling
    us about the massive and inappropriate dosages which “may” have “caused”
    them, and if it does, there is no connection. Nobody ingests five
    hundred grams of yellow dock at a sitting, for example. The book cites
    numerous “interactions” which are not congruent with the actual dosage
    and preparation of herbs in herbal and naturopathic practice. This
    could be , at best, only a book to scare medical newbies from using
    herbs in MEDICAL practice (since medical training is not herbal training),
    but it certainly is not an informative source of tried and true herbal
    activity. If you want to begin to get baseline information on that,
    start with the books of Rosemary Gladstar, and Juliette Levy, and
    proceed into other books written by HERBALISTS , and not put together
    by a board of pharmacists and physicians who have not used and studied
    herbs.

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