JAHG Issues and Sample Articles

The Journal of the American Herbalists Guild promotes, reports and educates on all aspects of therapeutic herbalism, especially those that emphasize the clinical, historical, and professional application of botanical medicine. The Journal is relevant to practitioners, students and teachers of herbalism, and those who manufacture, market and dispense botanical medicines.

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JAHG-Volume 15/Number 2/Autumn 2017 (Volume 15, Number 2)

Community Herbalism

  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Community Curandera
  • Herbs as Resistance
  • Gender Affirmation
  • Synergistic Management of Chronic Lyme Disease
  • Materia Medica: Usnea

Sample article:
PDF icon Karen L. Culpepper: Gossypium spp. (Cotton Root Bark): A Symbol of Herbal Resistance

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JAHG-Volume 15/Number 1/Spring 2017 (Volume 15, Number 1)

On Digestion

  • Formulation, Probiotics
  • Crohn's Disease, Yellowroot
  • Hippocrates' Nature Cure Diet
  • The Spleen in Traditional Medicine

SPECIAL FEATURE:

  • Tagetes lucida in English y en espanol
  • Video Interview with La Abuelita

Sample article:
PDF icon An Experience with La Abuelita’s Favorite Remedy: The Uses of Tagetes lucida (pericón) - In English y en espanol

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JAHG-Volume 14/Number 2/Autumn 2016 (Volume 14, Number 2)

Our Traditions, Our Professions

  • Western, Ayurvedic, and TCM Inspirations
  • Herbal Business and Service Models
  • Herbs in Zika Virus and HCV

Sample article:
PDF icon Shabina Lafleur-Gangji: Winner of the 2016 AHG Victoria Fortner Award

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JAHG-Volume 14/Number 1/Spring 2016 (Volume 14, Number 1)

Herbs in Neurological Health

  • Appreciating Neurodiversity
  • Therapeutics for MS, Parkinson’s, Pain Syndromes, Alzheimer’s
  • Case Studies and Personal Journeys
  • Nutrients for Stressed Nerves

Sample article:
PDF icon Working with Autistic Adults

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JAHG-Volume 13/Number 2/Autumn 2015 (Volume 13, Number 2)

Herbs for Children

  • Autism, Asthma, Obesity, and Behavioral Disorders

Sample article:
PDF icon Herbal and Dietary Support for Childhood Obesity

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JAHG-Volume 13/Number 1/ Spring 2015 (Volume 13, Number 1)

SPECIAL ISSUE: Essential Oils in the Herbalist's Clinic

  • Monograph: Larrea tridentata
  • Learner-centered approaches for the herbal classroom

Sample article:
PDF icon Immortelle Essential Oil and Extract: Are Two Preparations Better than One?

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JAHG-Volume 12/Number 3/Winter 2014 (Volume 12, Number 3)

  • Cirsium vulgare for Spondyloarthropathy
  • Plant Medicine for Wounds and Infection
  • Herbs for Gluten-Associated Pathologies

Sample article:
PDF icon An Herbal Breakthrough in Rheumatology: Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) for Spondyloarthropathy

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JAHG-Volume 12/Number 2/Autumn 2014 (Volume 12, Number 2)

SPECIAL ISSUE: Focus on Fungi

  • Mushroom Medicine: Challenges and Potential
  • Medicinal Lichens: The Final Frontier
  • Fungal Resources on the Web

Sample article:
PDF icon Medicinal Lichens: The Final Frontier

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FREE JAHG-Volume 12/Number 1/Summer 2014 (Volume 12, Number 1)

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SILVER JUBILEE SPECIAL: AHG Celebrates 25 Years

  • Herbalism 3.0: Shifting Paradigms to Safeguard Our Future
  • Stewards of North America’s Botanical Riches: Michael Tierra on the Founding of the AHG

Sample article:
PDF icon Back to The Future - Herbalism 3.0 Part 1: Foundations

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JAHG-Volume 11/Number 2/Autumn 2013 (Volume 11, Number 2)

SPECIAL ISSUE: Herbal Treatment for Lyme Disease

  • Good Manufacturing Practices for Herbal Manufacturers
  • Nerve Regeneration Using Plant Foods

Sample article:
PDF icon Treatment for Lyme Disease with Liposomal Vitamin C, Diet, Neurotransmitter Support Supplements, and Herbs

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JAHG-Volume 11/Number 1/Winter 2012 (Volume 11, Number 1)

  • Lesser Lights of the Fungal World
  • Herbal Product GMPs 101
  • Scope of Practice for Herbalists
  • Herbs for Lactation

Sample article:
PDF icon Herbs for Lactation

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JAHG-Volume 10/Number 2/Spring 2012 (Volume 10, Number 2)

  • Dr. Duke in Havana: Exploring the Cuban Farmacy

Sample article:
PDF icon A New Taste for Bitters

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JAHG-Volume 11/Number 1/Autumn 2011 (Volume 10, Number 1)

  • Ayurveda in Nepal
  • Maya Medicine Woman
  • Treating Menopause
  • The ETMS System

Sample article:
PDF icon Ayurveda in Nepal

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JAHG-Volume 9/Number 2/Winter 2010 (Volume 9, Number 2)

  • The Triune System of William LeSassier
  • Classical Botanical Pharmacognosy
  • The Alchemical Allure of Herbalism
  • AHG Professional Member Survey: Medicinal Use of Cannabis

Sample article:
PDF icon The Alchemical Allure of Herbalism

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JAHG-Volume 9/Number 1/Spring 2010 (Volume 9, Number 1)

  • Herbs and Nutrition for Healthy Aging
  • Are UK Herbalists Losing the Right to Practice?
  • For the Love of Trees

Sample article:
PDF icon Herbs and Nutrition for Healthy Aging

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JAHG-Volume 8/Number 2/Winter 2008 (Volume 8, Number 2)

  • American Wild Yam
  • Treasures and Troubles on the Medicine Trail
  • Insomnia

Sample article:
PDF icon Ten Herbs for Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

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JAHG-Volume 8/Number 1/Summer 2008 (Volume 8, Number 1)

  • Thuja: The Tree of Life
  • Echinacea & Dandelion as Immunomodulators
  • Lyme Disease
  • TCM & Cancer

Sample article:
PDF icon The Art of the Follow-Up

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JAHG-Volume 7/Number 2/Summer 2007 (Volume 7, Number 2)

  • Yerba santa
  • Herbs and Anticancer Drugs
  • Energetics and Pharmacology
  • History of Early Ayurveda

Sample article:
PDF icon Treatment of Molluscum contagiosum Virus in a Child with Sensory Defensiveness

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JAHG-Volume 7/Number 1/Summer 2006 (Volume 7, Number 1)

  • Monograph of Scutellaria lateriflora
  • Goldenseal Preparations and Female Organ Problems
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sample article:
PDF icon Interview with David Hoffman

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JAHG-Volume 6/Number 2/Winter/Spring 2006 (Volume 6, Number 2)

  • Topical Uses for Grindelia
  • Medline & Misinformation
  • Thai Ayurveda
  • Herbal Medicine in Australia

Sample article:
PDF icon Immunostimulatory Activity of Echinacea Species

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JAHG-Volume 6/Number 1/Summer 2005 (Volume 6, Number 1)

  • The Use of Herbs For Treating Chronic Back Pain
  • Health Care Providers Visit Cuba
  • St John’s Wort: Warding off Evil in the 21st Century

Sample article:
PDF icon Eclectic Case Histories: Psoriasis Treatment with Oregon Grape Extracts

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AHG-Volume 5/Number 2/Autumn/Winter 2004 (Volume 5, Number 2)

  • Phytoecdysteroids
  • Why Herb Products Rather Than Single Compounds?
  • AHG Professional Member Survey
  • Rhaponticum Monograph

Sample article:
PDF icon Scientific Approaches to Quality Assessment of Botanical Products

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AHG-Volume 5/Number 1/Spring/Summer 2004 (Volume 5, Number 1)

AHG Pediatric Herbal Medicine Issue

Sample article:
PDF icon Infantile Dermatitis

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AHG-Volume 4/Number 2/Autumn/Winter 2003 (Volume 4, Number 2)

  • Maca Root: Modern Rediscovery of an Ancient Andean Fertility Food
  • The Sage Mountain Health & Wellness Center
  • Utica Semen Reduces Serum Creatinine Levels
  • Chimaphila
  • AHG Response to FDA on Ephedra
  • AHG Professional Members Survey: Ginkgo biloba

Sample article:
PDF icon Eclectic Therapeutics For The Male Reproductive System

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AHG-Volume 4/Number 1/Spring/Summer 2003 (Volume 4, Number 1)

  • Veterinary Medicine’s Botanical Roots
  • Herbal Protocols for Companion Animals
  • Animal Testing
  • Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  • Thomsonian Herbal Medicine

Sample article:
PDF icon Juliette de Bairacli Levy: A Short Biography

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JAHG-Volume 3/Number 2/Autumn/Winter 2002 (Volume 3, Number 2)

SPECIAL ISSUE:

Kava Controversy

  • Ethnobotany
  • International Regulatory Update
  • Professional Survey

Mental Health:

  • Emerging Paradigms
  • Clinical Conditions
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Role of Botanicals

Articles by:

  • Jerry Cott, PhD
  • Deborah Francis, ND
  • James Lake, MD
  • Roberta Lee, MD
  • Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD
  • David Winston, AHG
  • Roy Upton
  • Jim Duke, PhD
  • and others...

Sample article:
PDF icon Botanical Interventions in the Treatment of Psychoemotional Disorders

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JAHG-Volume 3/Number 1/Spring/Summer 2002 (Volume 3, Number 1)

  • Galen of Pergamon: A Sketch of an Original Eclectic and Integrative Practitioner, and His System of Medicine
  • The Six Tissue States: The Energetics of Physiomedicalism
  • Modern Phytotherapy: Integrating Scientific Data and Methodology With Traditional Herbal Practice

Sample article:
PDF icon The Six Tissue States: The Energetics of Physiomedicalism

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JAHG-Volume 2/Number 2/Autumn/Winter 2001 (Volume 2, Number 2)

  • Blue Cohosh
  • Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
  • AHG Professional Member Botanical Therapeutics Survey Spring 2001
  • Experience from the Front Lines: H.E.A.L.T.H. at the Needle Exchange
  • Nvwoti: Cherokee Medicine and Ethnobotany

Sample article:
PDF icon Dysmenorrhea, PMS, and Musculoskeletal Complaints

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JAHG-Volume 2/Number 1/Spring/Summer 2001 (Volume 2, Number 1)

  • Materia Medica: Cactus Grand
  • Therapeutics: TCM Treatment of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpurea
  • Therapeutics: The Herbal Treatment of Hormonally Influenced Mood Changes

Sample article:
PDF icon The Herbal Treatment of Hormonally Influenced Mood Changes

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