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The first U.S. guide to tell you
which brands of herbal products are evaluated in controlled clinical trials.
how many clinical studies support each brand the strength of the evidence the therapeutic context
edited by Marilyn Barrett, Ph.D.
with assistance and review by numerous colleagues
including Dr. Varro Tyler and Dr. Tieraona Low Dog
Publication expected early in 2004.
The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies will answer the question of which herbal products to choose and how much evidence supports their use.
This book will only list products whose efficacy is supported by clinical trials. It will tell you how many controlled clinical trials have been conducted on each product. It will provide details of those trials and rate them according to the strength of the evidence in that trial.
With over 40 botanicals, 90 products and 300 clinical studies, this is the book will help you make an informed selection of herbal remedies.
The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies provides consumers and health professionals with a means to distinguish those herbal products that have the backing of clinical data from those for which there is little or no evidence to substantiate claims of efficacy. Details on the products and the trials are included in an easy to read at-a-glance format. An evaluation of the strength of the evidence from the trials, along with the context for therapeutics is included. The book also provides manufacturer contact information.
The book will be published by Haworth Herbal Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press. The editor-in-chief for the publisher is Dr. Varro Tyler, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmacognosy at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences at Purdue University and co-author of Tyler's Honest Herbal, Tyler's Herbs of Choice, and Rational Phytotherapy.
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, member of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Chair of the USP Dietary Supplement/Botanical Expert Committee has provided a checklist to be used to rate the levels of evidence for the trials. The level of evidence for the clinical studies will be evaluated by numerous physicians/scientists.
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