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Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants: Eastern and Central North America by Steven Foster, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, James A. Duke (Contributor)

A comprehensive field book with photos, line drawings, medicinal, culinary, & practical plant usage, contraindications, look-a-likes, the whole enchilada. One of my all time favorite books that keeps on disappearing.

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PDR for Herbal Medicines - The information standard for complementary medicine. copyright 1998 and published by Medical Economics Company Inc., Montvale, NJ 07645-1742

..."Physicians Desk Reference brings you the closest available analog to FDA-approved labeling - the findings of the German Regulatory Authority's herbal watchdog agency, commonly called Commission E." What you'll find: Names, Description, Actions and Pharmacology, Indications and Usage, Contraindications, Precautions and Adverse Reactions, Overdose, Dosage, Literature.

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Herbal Medicines
- A guide for health-care professionals by Carol A. Newall, Linda A. Anderson, J. David Phillipson. published by The Pharmaceutical Press - London 1996

The intro informs us that this book..." is intended to serve as a reference work for pharmacists, doctors and other health-care professionals, assisting in the provision of advice on the use of herbal remedies to members of the public. This book is not intended to represent a guide to self-diagnosis and self-treatment with herbal remedies, and should not be used as such."

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Botanical Safety Handbook
- Prepared for the Standards Committee of the American Herbal Products Association edited by Michael McGuffin, Christopher Hobbs, Roy Upton, Alicia Goldberg. published by CRC Press LLC - Boca Raton, FL copyright 1997

This books goal is to "find a rational platform for the evaluation of herb safety, neither assuming that all natural substances are inherently safe, as some popular references suggest, nor blindly accepting reports of toxicity from uncritical sources."

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The People's Guide to Deadly Drug Interactions

How to protect yourself from life-threatening drug/drug, drug/food, drug/vitamin combinations. Well organized with thousands of interaction charts.

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Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions
- with appendices addressing specific conditions and medicines by Francis Brinker N.D. copyright 1997 by Francis Brinker N.D.

Good reference book when used in conjunction with an illustrated herbal identification guide.

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A pretty Italian cook and herb book - CENT'ERBE

Mosby's Medical Dictionary

Thorough definitions of diseases, including observations, interventions, and nursing considerations.


The Merck Manual
of diagnosis and therapy


The most widely used medical text in the world. Provides useful clinical information to practicing physicians, medical students, interns, residents, and other health care professionals



Anatomy Coloring Book

Physiology Coloring Book