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January 30, 2013
Silver Spring, Md.The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) recently announced the second edition of its "Botanical Safety Handbook," and has made it available for presale orders in the SupplySide Store in hardcover and digital versions. The book will officially be released early March, but AHPA is now offering a 25-percent discount on presale orders for a limited time only.
The new edition of "American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook" features the latest evidence-based research and clinical data on nearly 600 species of herbs and other herbal products. The book also highlights the process of safety obtained through clinical trials, pharmacological and toxicological studies, medical case reports, and historical texts.
More enhancements include:
A classification system of each individual herb, including a safety rating and a drug interaction rating
More references listed for each herb
In-depth information on events reported in clinical trials and case reports
Safety-related pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of each herb
The use of herbs by pregnant or lactating women
Toxicological studies and data on toxic compounds
"Like its predecessor, 'AHPA's Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition' will become a highly valuable reference resource for product manufacturers, health care practitioners, regulatory agencies, researchers and consumers of herbal products," said Michael McGuffin, president of AHPA.
The second edition of the book features a number of research discoveries from individuals and many were honored and awarded in 2011 by AHPA for their contributions to the herbal products industry.
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