Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology was created to provide science-based information for the medical community and the general public. Each herb or remedy description is accompanied by information as to its origin, most common uses, benefits and problems. The book provides detailed information on 140 remedies and describes its constituents, mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, pharmacokinetics, and contraindications.
Information on each herb or other remedy was developed through careful and critical reviews of research conducted by experts in pharmacy, botanicals, and complementary therapies. Each herb or product is discussed by the following sections: common name, scientific name, key words, clinical summary, herbal constituents, warnings, mechanisms of action, usage, adverse reactions, drug interactions, dosage, literature summary and critique, references, and notes.
Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD Chief, Integrative Medicine Service Memorial Sloan-Ketting Cancer Center New York, New York K. Simon Yeung, MBA, PharmD, LAc Clinical Coordinator & Research Pharmacist, Integrative Medicine Service Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York Jyothirmai Gubili, MS Assistant Editor Integrative Medicine Service Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York