Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) May 28, 2012
Elsevier Australia has this week launched Clinical Herbs – an excellent new medical app for local students and practitioners alike.
Offering a refreshing alternative to bulky textbooks, the Clinical Herbs app delivers a comprehensive herbal database directly to the user’s iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.*
Clinical Herbs is the first resource of its kind; linking evidence-based Phytotherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic therapies and herbal monographs in an easily-searchable, illustrated database.
The app comprises 100% new content from eight highly-qualified expert contributors. Its scientific rigour and easy accessibility make it a valuable and convenient tool for health care professionals from a wide range of fields.
This handy app features the herbal therapeutics of an expansive list of medical conditions. Users can search by herb or by condition and add personal notes and bookmarks as they go.
Each herbal monograph includes high-quality images as well as information on that herb’s chemical constituents, pharmacological activities, clinical efficacy, dose form, dosage, side effects and precautions.
The clinical efficacy of all herbal therapies is ranked based on the Levels of Scientific Evidence defined by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), so users can be confident they can trust the content in Clinical Herbs.
Clinical Herbs is now available for purchase at AUD49.99.
*Devices require iOS 4.1 or later.
Clinical Herbs authors:
George Q Li PhD, MSc, BSc
George Q Li is a sesquicentenary lecturer in herbal medicines within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
Yuk Lan Liew MBBS (Hons), DTPH, DFM, MFM, MHerbMed
Yuk Lan Liew is a medical practitioner and medical director at the Milperra Family Medicine Centre, as well as a casual lecturer within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
Indu Narayan BSAM, BAMS (Grad Cert Mod Med)I
Indu Narayan is an Ayurvedic medicine practitioner, as well as a casual lecturer within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
Srinivas Nammi PhD, M.Pharm, B.Pharm
Srinivas Nammi is a lecturer of pharmacology within the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at the University of Western Sydney, as well as an honorary associate within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
Karen E Bridgman PhD, MEd (Higher Ed)., MSc (Hons)., MAppSci, ND, DBM, Dip Hom
Karen E Bridgman is a naturopath practitioner at the Pymble Grove Health Centre & Australian Biologics. She is also a director at Starflower Pty Ltd and a lecturer within the University of Sydney’s Herbal Medicines Research & Education Centre (HMREC).
Lily Yingmin Li PhD, BMed
Lily Yingmin is a Chinese medicine practitioner, as well as a casual lecturer within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
Tom Huang, BPharm (Hons 1), PhD, MBA
Tom Huang is an honorary associate within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
Eshaifol A Omar, MBBS; MHerbMed(Hon) PhD candidate
Eshaifol A Omar is a PhD candidate within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Pharmacy.
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