| ||In 1978, the German government established an expert committee, the Commission E, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of over 300 herbs and herb combinations sold in Germany. The results were published as official monographs that give the approved uses, contraindications, side effects, dosage, drug interactions and other therapeutic information essential for the responsible use of herbs and phyto-medicines. For the first time, the complete set of all Commission E monographs has been compiled, translated into English and edited for use by physicians, pharmacists, health professionals, researchers, regulatory agencies, consumers and the herb industry.
"The Commission E Monographs represent the most accurate information available in the entire world on the safety and efficacy of herbs and phytomedicines. As such they are worthy of careful study by anyone interested in any type of drub therapy. Ignorance of the Commission E Monographs is ignorance of a substantial segment of modern medicine."
- 380 Herb Monographs with Therapeutic Information:
Uses, Dosage, Contraindications, Side Effects,
Drug Interactions and Pharmacological Actions
- Easy-to-Use Therapeutic and Chemical Indexes
- Glossary of Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Technical Terms
- Excerpts from European Regulatory Literature
- Analysis of Market Trends and Regulatory Issues
Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D., Sc.D.
Dean and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacognosy Emeritus
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Purdue University
"Here is a reference book on botanical medicine that physicians can trust. This book provides concise therapeutic information on herbal remedies gleaned from the experimental and clinical literature. Accurate, responsible, authoritative, it is a must for every health professional interested in practicing natural medicine. It is also a model I hope will be used for the review and evaluation of herbs in the U.S."
Andrew T. Weil, M.D.
School of Public Health, Program for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona