This title presents the scientific information and clinical evidence you need to assess the benefits and risks of herbal and alternative medicines for patients - now in one easy-to-use, pocket-sized reference! For 124 substances, you'll find concisely structured, but thorough coverage of indications for use, dosage, adverse reactions/interactions, supporting studies, and more! This title covers nearly 100 of the most commonly used herbs and herbal medicines. It includes a consistent presentation for each entry. The pretest section details: Common and Latin name(s); About the Herb; Common Indications; Dosage & Administration; Adverse Reactions; Common Interactions; Contraindications and Precautions; Noteworthy Points; Ratings based on supporting evidence; and, Legends for most relevant references and studies. This title comes in spiral binding with thumb tabs to locate essential information quickly. It contains waterproof pages for recording clinical data and then wiping clean with alcohol.