A much needed comprehensive reference guide to ensure the safe and effective use of herbs and their preparations. Millions of people use vitamins or herbs along with prescription drugs and over the counter (OTC) medications. Find out which herbs and other nutritional supplements can help prescriptions work better or reduce adverse reactions. And which combinations are dangerous and should never be taken together. This title helps to separates fact from fiction concerning herbal medicine. It provides information on over 400 botanicals ranging from well-known herbs such as Camomile and Ginseng to less familiar herbs such as Kava and Muirapuama; and Botanical remedies that enhance the body's ability to heal itself. These safe, non-invasive therapies are proving to be more powerful than the often harmful drugs and surgeries that comprise the modern medicines of today. This title features appropriate precautions, adverse reactions, and possible prescription drug and over the counter (OTC) interactions with the use of herbs and other nutritional supplements. It is the only natural health reference book that is both comprehensive and user-friendly.