"Herbal Treatment of Children: Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives aims to provide healthcare professionals with a practical guide to how the use of herbal medicine can contribute to modern paediatric care. It promotes an integrative approach to healthcare that considers a variety of treatment possibilities, using both western and ayurvedic herbs." "Health professionals increasingly acknowledge that many of their clients have interests in complementary medicine, and this book sets out to create a greater and more meaningful symbiosis between their work and that of the herbalist. They need to be aware of the benefits and possible risks, to take advantage of the most up-to-date information available, and to draw on the knowledge of the professional herbalist. In return, the herbalist can advise on the safe and effective use of herbal medicines and give advice on dosage, interactions and contraindications, so that the confidence in herbal medicine that it deserves is ascertained."--BOOK JACKET.